Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

Questioning the UN Presence in Haiti and Africa

For at least a few years, the United Nations has been facing a credibility crisis due to its lack of accountability for peacekeeper misconduct. Particularly in the case of peacekeepers bringing cholera to Haiti and peacekeepers committing sexual assault there and in African countries, many are questioning whether the UN’s presence in these countries is truly positive or even necessary. Part of the article is below. Click HERE for the full text. Has the UN lost credibility in Haiti and Africa? Saeed Shabazz, Amsterdam News January 14, 2015 As 2015 was coming to an end, the 193-member United Nations wrapped up its agenda with discussions and resolutions on issues in the Sahel/Western Sahara, Burundi as the African Union agreed Dec. 19 to deploy an African prevention and protection mission and Dec. 15 the U.N. Security Council adopted Resolution 2251, which extended the […]

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