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UN “Concerned” Over Political Uncertainty in Haiti

 United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon says he is “concerned” over the political situation in Haiti. In a statement this week, Ban said he was concerned about the “growing political uncertainty in Haiti, following the publication of the results of …

The Best Caribbean Country to Live In

 What’s the best Caribbean country to live in? Right now, it’s the Bahamas, according to the 2015 edition of the United Nations Human Development report. The report, which first launched 25 years ago, aims to explore development not using economic …

Haiti: UN Renews Mandate, Force Levels of Peacekeepers

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The United Nations Security Council has voted to extend the mandate of the world body’s peacekeeping force in Haiti. The Security Council renewed the mandate for one year until Oct. 16, 2016 at force levels …

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 Is Haiti’s political process moving forward? By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti is taking “resolute” steps toward renewing its democratic institutions, according to MINUSTAH Chief Sandra Honore. The United Nations’ top official in Haiti pointed to the first-round elections in …

 By Marcia Forbes, PhDCJ Contributor As a member of the Inter-American Development Bank’s Civil Society Consultative Committee I was invited to present at the ‘XIV Reunion BID – Sociedad Civil’ in Nicaragua late 2014. The following are excerpts from my …

 Above: combating cholera in Haiti by providing clean water (UN Photo/Logan Abassi) By the Caribbean Journal staff Support for initiatives to combat cholera in Haiti have been “disappointing,” according to Pedro Medrano Rojas, the senior United Nations Coordinator for the …

 Above: United Nations peacekeepers in Haiti (UN Photo/Jesus Serrano Redondo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The United Nations Security Council has extended the MINUSTAH peacekeeping mission in Haiti for one year, the world body announced Tuesday. The mission’s mandate was …

 Above: UN Special Representative Sandra Honore (UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe) By the Caribbean Journal staff The United Nations is continuing its call for Haiti to hold long-delayed elections before the end of the year. Speaking to the Security Council this week, …

 Above: Chaloka Beyani, special rapporteur on the human rights of internally displaced persons for the United Nations (UN Photo/Evan Schneider) By the Caribbean Journal staff It is time to move from a “largely humanitarian approach to a development-based drive in …

 Above: a protest in Santo Domingo over the ongoing citizenship issue (UN Photo/J Tanner) By the Caribbean Journal staff A group of United Nations human rights experts is urging the Dominican Republic to “adopt the necessary legal measures to restore …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff How much foreign direct investment did Caribbean countries receive last year? To find out, Caribbean Journal looked at data from the recently-released Foreign Direct Investment in Latin America and the Caribbean report from the United …

 Above: MINUSTAH Chief Sandra Honore at the first meeting of the Committee (UN Photo/Igor Rugwiza) By the Caribbean Journal staff The newly-formed High-Level Committee for the Elimination of Cholera held its first-ever meeting this week in Haiti. The meeting was …

 Above: St Vincent and the Grenadines (Caribbean Journal photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean region is projected to see 3.6 percent growth in Gross Domestic Product this year, according to a mid-year update of the United Nations’ World …

 Above: St Maarten By the Caribbean Journal staff St Maarten has officially been conferred associate membership with the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean. St Maarten Public Health, Social Development and Labour Minister Cornelius de Weever …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Countries need to modify their food production to more sustainable systems to adapt to the potential impact of climate change, according to Jose Graziano da Silva, the director general of the United Nations Food and …

 Above: Jacmel By the Caribbean Journal staff The city of Jacmel, Haiti has officially applied to join the UNESCO Creative Cities initiative, according to the Ministry of Tourism and the Mayor of Jacmel. There are currently 41 cities around the …

 Above: a cholera treatment centre in Haiti (UN Photo/Logan Abassi) By the Caribbean Journal staff One of the lessons learned from the cholera epidemic in Haiti is to screen peacekeepers for cholera, a spokesperson for UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon …

 Above: UN peacekeepers in Haiti (UN Photo/Jesus Serrano Redondo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The United Nations Security Council voted Thursday to extend the UN Peacekeeping Mission in Haiti until mid-October of 2014. The unanimous vote also slightly reduced the …