UN holds meetings aimed at advancing Burundi peace process

UN holds meetings aimed at advancing Burundi peace process

An informal meeting of interested parties was convened today at United Nations Headquarters in New York to discuss how to advance the Burundi peace process, according to a UN spokesman.

The UN's Department of Political Affairs has invited the international members of the Implementation Monitoring Committee of the Arusha Agreement and the various Special Envoys and Representatives for Burundi to review progress achieved in the peace process and to examine ways to assist the parties move the peace process forward, spokesman Stephane Dujarric told the press today.

Representatives of donor countries and institutions including the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) joined them this afternoon to discuss the dire economic situation confronting Burundi and what urgent measures could be taken to improve it.