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UN extends Haiti peacekeeping mission

• Aljazeera
In line with a recommendation from the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, the 15-member council on Friday to cut the mission's staff from 7,340 to 6,270 and reduced its police force from 3,241 to 2,601.

"In the framework of the improvement of the rule of law in Haiti, strengthening the capacity of the Haitian National Police is paramount," the council said in the resolution extending the mission known by its acronym MINUSTAH until October 15, 2013.

It stressed the need to provide skilled trainers and technical advisers, as well as to renew efforts to mentor and train police and prison personnel.

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