Ban appoints Karin Landgren of Sweden as new UN envoy for Burundi

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today named Karin Landgren of Sweden as his new envoy for Burundi, where she will head the scaled-down United Nations operation tasked with helping the Central African nation consolidate peace and development.

Burundi: Security Council sets up new body to further consolidate peace

The Security Council today set up a “significantly scaled-down” United Nations operation in Burundi to help the Central African country as it embarks on the latest stage of its recovery from decades of civil war and ethnic fighting.

Burundi outlook good ‘in many regards’ as it turns to economic development – UN

While the outlook is good “in many regards” as Burundi turns to building a sustainable economy after elections that met the requirements of all observers, social, political and institutional challenges remain, the head of the United Nations Peacebuilding Commission’s country-specific segment warned today.

Despite progress, situation in Burundi still cause for concern, Ban warns

Burundi has made significant progress over the past year in moving away from its violent past towards a future of peace, stability and development but security, food, human rights and sexual violence remain matters of concern, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says in a new report.