The Head of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH), Sandra Honore, speaking before the Security Council at the UN Special meeting today to discuss the departure of the UN forces in Haiti, said that while progress made so far were notable, the UN support was still needed to "secure the transition."

"The Haitian National Police(HNP), now 14.000 strong, has demonstrated increased capacity in the planning and execution of complex operations, including the securing of the election, while simultaneously performing routine tasks in combatting crime and more effectively maintaining public order.
Further development of the national police, including in the areas of internal management and oversight, the police-to-population ratio and the geographic coverage will have to occur within the framework of the new five-year strategic development plan 2017-2021 to ensure the sustainability of the law enforcement body."