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Tuesday 17 October 2017

UN votes to end to Haiti peacekeeping mission in October

UN peacekeepers from Brazil at the airport in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. (AP/Eduardo Verdugo)
UN peacekeepers from Brazil at the airport in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. (AP/Eduardo Verdugo)

The Security Council has voted unanimously to end the UN peacekeeping mission in Haiti in mid-October after more than 20 years.

The resolution adopted on Thursday recognises "the major milestone" the country has achieved toward stabilisation following recent elections.

The council extended the mandate of the mission for a final six months, during which the 2,370 military personnel will gradually leave.

It created a follow-on peacekeeping mission for six months comprising 1,275 police that will continue training the national police force.

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