Burundi

In Tanzania visit, UNHCR official stresses freedom of choice is crucial for refugee returns

Refugees should never be pressured to decide if they should return to their home countries, a senior UN official has said.

UN Envoy urges Burundi leaders to ‘seize opportunities for national unity and peace’

The Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Burundi, Michel Kafando, has called on the country’s leaders to “seize the opportunity” offered by the recent adoption of a new constitution, to create a new political environment that is “conducive to the consolidation of national unity and peace”.

Opponents of constitutional change in Burundi face torture and execution: UN investigators

In Burundi, opponents of constitutional reform supported by the Government have faced torture and execution amid a “continuing environment of threats and intimidation”, senior UN investigators said on Wednesday.

UN envoy urges ‘inclusive’ talks to resolve crisis in Burundi

Inclusive talks remain the only way to find a lasting solution to the political, socio-economic and humanitarian crisis that has engulfed Burundi since 2015, the United Nations envoy for the African Great Lakes country said on Thursday.

‘Enough is enough; stop attacks on children’ underscores UNICEF

With defenceless children increasingly targeted in conflicts , the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has called on all warring parties around the globe to comply with international law and keep them safe from harm.

Burundi: Security Council urges dialogue amid deteriorating political and humanitarian situation

Expressing deep concern over the slow pace of the inter-Burundian dialogue and the lack of engagement by the Government, the United Nations Security Council called on all stakeholders, in particular the authorities to commit to the dialogue and reach an agreement ahead of the 2020 elections.

Amid ongoing political tensions, situation in Burundi ‘not suitable’ for credible elections – UN official

Urgent efforts are needed to keep the “hard-won” gains in Burundi from eroding, a senior United Nations official told the Security Council on Monday, noting that while the security situation is calm, there is still the potential for volatility as political tensions persist.

Without urgent funding, Burundi risks becoming a ‘forgotten crisis’ – UN refugee agency

Warning that Burundi could become a “forgotten crisis,” with the number of people struggling for survival increasing by the day, United Nations agencies together with aid partners on Wednesday launched a funding appeal to keep the humanitarian situation from deteriorating further.

Continuing support for Burundi political process only way forward, Security Council told

Despite challenges towards inclusive dialogue in Burundi, the United Nations must continue to support the political process there, the Organization's envoy to the east African country told the Security Council on Monday.

National sovereignty and non-interference must be respected within UN, Burundi tells Assembly

Mounting the podium of the General Assembly, Burundi today stressed the importance of national sovereignty within the United Nations.