Tuesday, December 5

Supporting Haiti: UN Security Council Awaits Report on Options

The United Nations Security Council unanimously adopted Resolution 2692 (2023), renewing the mandate of the United Nations Mission for Justice Support in Haiti (BINUH) for a period of one year. The UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, has been tasked with submitting a written report to the Council within 30 days, in consultation with Haiti.

This report will describe the support options that the United Nations can provide to improve the security situation in Haiti, including combating illicit trafficking and diversion of weapons, providing additional training to the Haitian National Police, as well as supporting a non-UN multinational force or a potential peacekeeping operation.

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The objective is to support a political settlement in Haiti. The resolution does not explicitly mention the deployment of a non-UN force, contrary to initial reports. The main development lies in the request for Mr. Guterres to submit a detailed report after consulting with Haiti to assess the various support options for an independent multinational force or a potential peacekeeping operation.

This resolution demonstrates the commitment of the international community to support Haiti in its efforts to address the security challenges facing the country. The United Nations is working closely with Haitian authorities to strengthen security measures and promote a sustainable political settlement.

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