The United Nations Security Council early Friday unanimously approved sanctions against “bad actors” behind Haiti’s violence that will include asset freezes, travel bans and arms embargo measures.
The resolution approved by the 15-member council, established a sanctions committee on Haiti and a panel of experts to support the committee’s work for an initial period of 13 months. The committee will designate individuals and entities subject to the sanctions for one year, to start.
“We hope that this resolution will send a clear signal to the political parties in Haiti they must immediately stop collusion with criminal actors, stop their parties in-fighting, put the interest of their country and people first and reach a consensus on the nation’s political structure,” said Chinese Ambassador Zhang Jun in comments made immediately after the vote.
U.N. Security Council votes unanimously to sanction criminal actors by establishing a targeted assets freeze, travel ban and arms embargo measures.
To view the full story, please subscribe to The Haitian Times. You can choose a $60 Annual Subscription or a $5 Weekly Pass.
When you join The Haitian Times family, you’ll get unlimited digital access to high-quality journalism about Haiti and Haitians you won’t get anywhere else. We’ve been at this for 20 years and pride ourselves on representing you, our diaspora experience and a holistic view of Haiti that larger media doesn’t show you.
Join now or renew to get:
— Instant access to one-of-kind stories and special reports
— Local news from our communities (especially New York and Florida)
— Profiles of Haitians at the top of their fields
— Downloadable lists and resources about Haitian culture
— Membership merch, perks and special invitations
First-time subscribers also receive a special welcome gift handmade in Haiti by expert artisans! Do it for the culture and support Black-owned businesses.
If you’re seeing this message but you’re already a subscriber, you can log in for immediate access to this story.