World Video | Defence | Foreign Affairs | Natural Events | Trade | NZ in World News | NZ National News Video | NZ Regional News | Search


UN and Haitian Leadership Meetings Begin

UN Special Envoy Starts Round Of Meetings With Haitian Leadership

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan's Special Envoy to Haiti today began consulting with the country's leaders on the political and security problems to be addressed in the wake of the departure of President Jean-Bertrand Aristide.

Reginald Dumas, who met with Interim President Boniface Alexandre and new Haitian Prime Minister Gerard Latortue, is expected to remain in Haiti until the middle of next week, the Secretary-General's spokesman told journalists at UN Headquarters.

Meanwhile, the UN integrated assessment mission continued to look at security and other factors, spokesman Fred Eckhard said.

The overall situation in Haiti is calm but still volatile, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). Security remains a key concern, with shooting, looting and street demonstrations occurring sporadically, particularly in Port-au-Prince.

UN agencies and their partners are scaling up operations to meet the emergency health needs of Haitians affected by the recent crisis.

The World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Committee for the Red Cross (ICRC) have replenished the reserves of the looted hospitals in Gonaïves, while WHO and the Pan American Health Organization ( PAHO) are continuing to distribute 10,000 health kits to hospitals in Port-au-Prince, where those agencies are also delivering fuel to public health institutions.

© Scoop Media

World Headlines


Gordon Campbell: Is This Guy The World’s Most Dangerous Thirtysomething?

Saudi Arabia has long been regarded as a pillar of stability in the Middle East, and is the essential caterer to the West’s fossil fuel needs. It is also the country that gave us Osama Bin Laden, al Qaeda, and 15 of the 19 terrorists who carried out the 9/11 attacks... More>>


Non-Binding Postal Vote: Australia Says Yes To Same Sex Marriage

Binoy Kampmark: Out of 150 federal seats, 133 registered affirmative totals in returning their response to the question “Should the law be changed to allow same-sex couples to marry?”. More>>


Bonn Climate Change Conference: Protecting Health In Small Island States

The vision is that, by 2030, all Small Island Developing States will have health systems that are resilient to climate change and countries around the world will be reducing their carbon emissions both to protect the most vulnerable from climate risks and deliver large health benefits in carbon-emitting countries. More>>


Camp Shut Down: Refugees Must Be Rescued From Manus

On 31st October 2017, the detention centre on Manus Island in which the Australian Government has been holding more than 700 refugees was closed, leaving those living there in a desperate situation. More>>



Rohingya Muslims Massacred: Restrictions On Aid Put 1000s At Risk

Amnesty: The Myanmar authorities’ restrictions on international aid in Rakhine state is putting tens of thousands of lives at risk in a region where mainly Rohingya people are already suffering horrific abuses from a disproportionate military campaign. More>>


  • Pacific.Scoop
  • Cafe Pacific
  • PMC