The United Nations Security Council has approved the deployment of a multinational force led by Kenyan police to restore peace and tranquillity in the gang-controlled Caribbean nation, Haiti.
13 countries voted in favour of the mission, with no votes recorded against the resolution.
The council comprises 15 countries, with the United States, United Kingdom, China, France, and Russia having Veto powers.
However, Russia and China abstained from the vote due to reservations about the blanket use of force to solve the Haiti crisis under Chapter 7 of the founding U.N. Charter.
Approval for the mission means that Kenya will, by January 2024, lead the multinational force with 1,000 police officers.