President Biden urges UN to Authorize international security mission in Haiti
United States President Joe Biden asked the U.N. Security Council on Tuesday to immediately authorize the Kenya-led multinational force to help fight gangs and restore peace in Haiti.
Joe Biden in his speech at the General Assembly in New York thanked Kenyan President William Ruto for his “willingness to serve as lead nation of the UN security support mission” in the Caribbean nation where growing gang violence has killed many.
Kenya’s decision to lead that mission has been criticized by Ruto’s opponents and Haitians have been skeptical about that mission.
“I call on the Security Council to authorize this mission now,” Biden said. “The people of Haiti cannot wait much longer.”
The U.N. Security Council resolution would authorize Kenya to lead a multinational force and provide 1,000 officers.