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Burkina Faso: with elections under way, Ban calls on all parties to ensure peaceful polls

With presidential and legislative elections under way in Burkina Faso, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called on all national stakeholders to uphold their commitments throughout the process and urged them to ensure the polls are conducted peacefully.

Ban calls on all actors in Burkina Faso to act responsibly, exercise restraint

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urgently called on all national stakeholders in Burkina Faso to act responsibly, exercise restraint and work in the best interests of the country.

Concerned by escalating violence in Burkina Faso, Ban urges respect for all citizens

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is following with “great concern” the situation in Burkina Faso, and today called upon the country’s defence and security forces to avoid at all costs an escalation of violence and to ensure the respect for physical security and human rights of all Burkinabé citizens.

UN chief strongly condemns reported violence against civilians in Burkina Faso

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today strongly condemned reports of violence against civilians in Burkina Faso and urged the country’s defense and security forces, especially the Presidential Guard, to exercise restraint and respect the human rights of all citizens.

Burkina Faso: Ban welcomes release of several leaders, demands others be freed immediately

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomed the release today of the Transitional President of Burkina Faso who was detained along with several other officials following this week’s coup d’état, and reiterated his demand that all those being held be freed immediately.

Condemning coup, UN officials call for immediate release of Burkina Faso’s leaders

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the United Nations human rights chief today spoke out against the coup d’état in Burkina Faso and called for the immediate release of the country’s transitional leaders.

Voicing outrage, Ban calls for immediate release of detained leaders of Burkina Faso

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon voiced his outrage at reports that President Michel Kafando of Burkina Faso, Prime Minister Yacouba Isaac Zida and several Government ministers have been detained by soldiers from the presidential guard.

Burkina Faso and Niger refer border dispute to UN World Court

The West African countries of Burkina Faso and Niger have submitted a dispute over their common border to the United Nations International Court of Justice (ICJ) as part of a wider agreement by the two States to resolve the situation peacefully.

Budding entrepreneurs in Burkina Faso earn boost from UN agency

The United Nations agency tasked with helping the rural poor has announced it will provide more than $16 million for a programme in Burkina Faso that aims to help thousands of young people and women in the landlocked West African nation develop non-farm enterprises.

Floods in Burkina Faso spark UN flash appeal for humanitarian assistance

The United Nations humanitarian wing announced today that it is launching a flash appeal for $5.9 million to help 93,000 people in Burkina Faso, which was hit recently by its worst floods in decades.