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UN names new head of political mission in Haiti


Former State Department diplomat Helen Meagher La Lime, who currently serves as U.N. special representative in Haiti, will now head the U.N. Integrated Office in Haiti, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres announced Monday.

In her role, La Lime is expected to work on issues concerning elections, which have been delayed due to political turmoil, and help strengthen the National Police record on human rights and compliance with international obligations.

Her office will also focus on the country’s expanding gang problem and launch a disarmament effort.

The 125 staffers assigned to the Integrated Office will include human rights advisers and 25 police advisers.


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