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16/10/2017 - 19:29hs
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UN wraps up Haiti peace mission

The Brazilian-led MINUSTAH, which began in 2004, is now being replaced with an effort to build stronger institutions in the country.



Brasília – The United Nations (UN) officially wrapped up this Sunday (15) its Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH, in the French acronym), which will give way to the bigger UN Mission for Justice Support in Haiti (MINUJUSTH), designed to strengthen government institutions and the rule of law in the country.

The end of MINUSTAH was approved by the United Nations Security Council on April 13 this year. The mission was led by Brazil and had begun in 2004.

“MINUSTAH was a military-oriented mission. Peace had to be ensured, and this was accomplished successfully. It’s very common for such an endeavor to be followed by a consolidation mission. Now, it’s about following through with support to the people of Haiti, for the democratic consolidation of institutions,” explained United Nations Rio de Janeiro Information Centre director Maurizio Giuliano.

*Translated by Gabriel Pomerancblum

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