Burundi

Annan pays tribute to Monsignor brutally murdered in Burundi

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today expressed his shock and sadness at the murder of Monsignor Michael Courtney, the Apostolic Nuncio in Burundi.

Burundi: UN Security Council backs emerging peace process

The United Nations Security Council today reiterated its full support for the nascent peace process in Burundi, approving the Secretary-General's request to renew the mandate of the country's UN peace-building office and increase its resources.

Burundi peace process on track but economy needs help, Annan says

Hope is emerging for a democratic Burundi, with politics based on peaceful competition rather than ethnic exclusion, but this fragile progress could be undermined by the country's poor living conditions, Secretary-General Kofi Annan said today.

Burundi: Security Council learns of great advances towards peace

Burundi has made tremendous advances towards peace and stability over the last year, but now faces challenges from the disarmament and reintegration of combatants and the return of refugees, the facilitator of the country's peace process told the United Nations Security Council today.

Conflict must end in Africa's Great Lakes area for human rights to improve - UN

A United Nations-sponsored conference on peace, security and stability in Africa's Great Lakes region is an initiative towards improving human rights observance, but the continued clashes are obstacles to that end, a report to a UN General Assembly committee says.

Chief of UN refugee agency makes nine-day tour of eastern and central Africa

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Ruud Lubbers, is in Burundi today on the first leg of a nine-day, four-nation tour of eastern and central Africa.

Security Council shows support for recent moves towards peace in Burundi

Members of the United Nations Security Council today backed recent moves towards ending the civil strife that has plagued Burundi for a decade.

Secretary-General welcomes Burundi protocol as move towards peace

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today welcomed the signing of a protocol between Burundi's transitional government and the country's largest rebel group, the CNDD/FDD (le Conseil National pour la Défense de la Démocratie/Force pour la Défense de la Démocratie).

Security Council welcomes Burundi agreement

United Nations Security Council members today welcomed the signing of a power-sharing agreement designed to end a 10-year civil war in Burundi and urged the two signatories to negotiate an accord on the outstanding issues without delay.

Secretary-General welcomes peace accord in Burundi

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today welcomed the signing of an agreement aimed at ending a 10-year civil war in Burundi.