Burkina Faso

Ban urges dialogue as Burkina Faso interim Government holds first cabinet meeting

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called on all appointed transitional leaders in Burkina Faso to work in a “collaborative and harmonious manner,” as the inaugural Cabinet meeting of the transitional Government was held today.

Burkina Faso: UN chief urges continued dialogue as transitional Government takes power

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today reiterated his call for all Burkinabé stakeholders to ensure Burkina Faso’s seamless transition to democracy amid an ongoing constitutional crisis in the West African country, a United Nations spokesperson has confirmed.

Burkina Faso: Ban welcomes appointment of interim president, signing of transition framework

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today congratulated the people of Burkina Faso on the signing of the Charter of the Transition and on the appointment of former foreign minister Michel Kafando as Transitional President.

Burkina Faso: UN chief welcomes adoption of framework for civilian-led transition

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today congratulated the people of Burkina Faso on the consensus adoption of a Charter of the Transition, which will provide the legal framework for a civilian-led transition culminating in elections in November 2015.

Burkinabes agree on civilian-led transitional government

An agreement has been reached on a civilian-led transitional government in Burkina Faso.

Representatives of the military, political parties and civil society have been meeting in the Burkinabe capital, Ouagadougou to resolve the political crisis there.

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UN chief welcomes agreement aiming to restore democracy to Burkina Faso

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today welcomed the adoption of a new agreement by Burkinabé stakeholders which would see the West African country head towards a democratic transition in the wake of the recent constitutional crisis there.

Burkina Faso: UN chief calls for country’s quick return to democratic process

As a joint United Nations and African diplomatic mission continues its consultations with Burkinabé stakeholders amid a constitutional crisis in the West African country, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today reiterated his call for dialogue and voiced hope for Burkina Faso’s speedy return to a democratic process, a United Nations spokesperson has confirmed.

Burkina Faso: UN-African Union mission encouraged by commitment to restore order

Reiterating his great concern for the current crisis in Burkina Faso and its impact on national and regional stability, Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon said the joint United Nations and African diplomatic mission sent to the conflict-ridden country last week has returned to the capital city of Ouagadougou to continue its engagements with all parties, with the objective of reaching an agreement that restores constitutional order through democratic elections.

Burkina Faso: Ban notes resignation of President, as envoy arrives in crisis-gripped capital

As his special envoy arrived in Burkina Faso this morning following the country’s deteriorating security situation, the Secretary-General noted today the resignation of President Blaise Compaoré and continues to follow events there with great concern.

Ban urges calm, inclusive dialogue as mass protests sweep Burkina Faso capital

Greatly concerned by the deteriorating security situation in Burkina Faso, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called for an end to the violence and announced that he is dispatching his special envoy for West Africa to the crisis-gripped country.