UN Will End Haiti Peacekeeping Mission

In this Aug. 16, 2016 photo, a Brazilian U.N. peacekeeper opens a gate at the U.N. base in the Cite Soleil slum of Port-au-Prince, Haiti. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)

EDITH M. LEDERER, AP

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Security Council has voted unanimously to end the U.N. peacekeeping mission in Haiti in mid-October after more than 20 years.

The resolution adopted Thursday recognizes “the major milestone” the country has achieved toward stabilization 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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