Madame President, Distinguished Members of the Council, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen,
BINUH will work, in an advisory capacity, with the Haitian authorities and the United Nations Country Team in Haiti (composed of 19 agencies, funds and programs) in the area of security, in particular by:
- Providing advisory support to the Haitian National Police (HNP) on a) the advancement its 2017-2021 Strategic Development Plan, b) the reduction of gang violence and the promotion of gender-responsive protection in affected communities, and c) the respect of human rights.
- Promoting a multisectoral approach to assist the Government and other stakeholders in the implementation of community violence reduction programmes, community policing, and other initiatives to address gang violence, while reinforcing the HNP’s stronger analytical and operational capacity.
- Providing advisory support to the National Commission on Disarmament, Dismantlement, and Reinsertion in the implementation of the national strategy to address gang and community violence, including sexual and gender-based violence, and in the promotion of adequate legal frameworks.
- Assisting the Directorate of Prison Administration (DAP) in reinforcing the Haitian corrections system.
GENEVA/PORT-AU-PRINCE (28 November 2023) - A new UN report out today details a further, shocking rise in gang violence in Haiti as criminal gangs forge alliances and expand to rural areas previously considered safe– killing, raping, kidnapping, and destroying property,
H.E Mr. Francis and his delegation were received in Port-au-Prince by the country’s Prime Minister, H.E. Mr. Ariel Henry, the Permanent Representative of Haiti to the United Nations, H.E. Mr. Antonio Rodrigue, and members of the Haitian Government.
On Monday, 13 November 2023, as did all the United Nations secretariat offices and duty stations around the world, BINUH lowered the UN flag and observed a minute of silence, to mourn our colleagues who have lost their lives in Gaza.
The United Nations is a reflection of the world as it is – and an aspiration of the world we know it can be.
It is our responsibility to help build that world of peace, sustainable development and human rights for all.
On May 16, the inter-ministerial human rights committee (CIDP) convened representatives of governmental, international, and local organizations working in the field of human rightsto come together and update the draft National Human Rights Action Pla
“[…] we have discussed, in particular, the situation in Haiti. Haiti is in a tragic, tragic situation. You have dramatic humanitarian needs. You have a political system that is paralyzed, and you have levels of violence by gangs that are absolutely appalling.