Press Releases

  • An aerial view of Haiti's capital Port-au-Prince. © Leonora Baumann / UN / MINUJUSTH, 2019

    10 Feb 2019 - The Core Group (composed of the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General, the Ambassadors of Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Spain, the European Union, the United States of America, and the Special Representative of the Organization of American States)...
  • 09 Feb 2019 - It is with profound sadness that the United Nations has learned of the deaths of four people as a result of a road accident involving a public transportation vehicle and a UN Armored Personnel Carrier (APC) that occurred tonight, in Canape Vert, a neighborhood of Port-au-Prince...
  • In 2018, MINUJUSTH staff met young Haitian students as part of the contest #IlEtaitUneFABLE, in partnership with the National Commission for Cooperation with UNESCO. © Leonora Baumann / UN / MINUJUSTH, 2018

    24 Jan 2019 - Today we celebrate the first International Day of Education. Education transforms lives. As United Nations Messenger of Peace Malala Yousafzai once said: “one child, one teacher, one book and one pen can change the world”. Nelson Mandela rightly called education “the most...
  • 31 Dec 2018 - Dear fellow citizens of the world, I wish you a happy, peaceful and prosperous new year. Last New Year, I issued a red alert, and the dangers I mentioned still persist. These are anxious times for many, and our world is undergoing a stress test. Climate...
  • INTERNATIONAL MIGRANTS DAY

    21-year-old migrant worker Han Quin in her flat in Xi’an province. © Guo Tieliu / UNFPA, 2011

    18 Dec 2018 -   THE SECRETARY-GENERAL -- MESSAGE for International migrants day 18 December 2018   Migration is a powerful driver of economic growth, dynamism and understanding. It allows millions of people to seek new opportunities, benefiting communities of origin and destination alike....
  • Ms. Marie Yolaine Mathieu, Chief Commissioner of the DAP for the Eastern Region, talks to inmates of the women's civil prison of Cabaret. © Leonora Baumann / UN /MINUJUSTH, 2018

    13 Dec 2018 -
    The Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG), Helen La Lime, briefed the Security Council today at UN Headquarters on the situation in Haiti and the UN Mission for Justice...
  • 10 Dec 2018 - For 70 years, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights has been a global beacon – shining a light for dignity, equality and well-being … and bringing hope to dark places. The rights proclaimed in the Declaration apply to everyone -- no matter our race, belief, location or...
  • 09 Dec 2018 - Corruption is present in all countries, rich and poor, North and South. It is an assault on the values of the United Nations. It robs societies of schools, hospitals and other vital services, drives away foreign investment and strips nations of their natural resources. It...
  • Mathania Charles, 21 years old, is a volunteer for the Toya Fundation, an Haitian NGO dedicated to women empowerment. © Ruvens Ely Boyer / UN / PNUD, 2018

    Mathania Charles, 21 years old, is a volunteer for the Toya Fundation, an Haitian NGO dedicated to women empowerment. © Ruvens Ely Boyer / UN / PNUD, 2018

    05 Dec 2018 - There are approximately 1 billion volunteers across the globe, who dedicate their time, skills and passion to make the world a better place. They are often the first to act in moments of crisis. They create social bonds and give a voice to marginalized and vulnerable...
  • A young student at a school for disabled children in the poor neighborhood of Cité Soleil in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. UN Photo/Logan Abassi

    03 Dec 2018 - More than 1 billion people in the world live with some form of disability. In many societies, persons with disabilities often end up disconnected, living in isolation and facing discrimination. In its pledge to leave no one behind, the 2030 Agenda for...

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