The U.N. voted to end the peacekeeping mission to Haiti. It’s one of the longest running in the world. The 13 year, $346 million mission will gradually phase out. The U.N. will remove much of its personnel in order to save money.
Sandra Honore, Head of the United Nations Stabilization Mission In Haiti (MINUSTAH) talked about the U.N.’s new plan, “The United Nations Security Commission arrived at the conclusion that the moment has come to modify the partnership that exists between the international community, the United Nations, and Haiti, to preserve the achievements. The resolution sets out the arrival of a new mission: the United Nations Mission for Judicial Support in Haiti which will last an initial six months, from October 16, 2017, until April 15, 2018.”
The U.N. presence in Haiti has long been controversial. U.N. staff have been criticized for sexual abuse and the introduction of cholera into Haiti.