Security Council extends mandate of UN office in Burundi

Commending Burundi’s efforts to consolidate stability and achieve national reconciliation, the Security Council today extended the mandate of the United Nations Integrated Office in that country, known as BINUB, until the end of next December.

Deputy Secretary-General hails new tool to promote peacebuilding in Burundi

Applauding Burundi on its commitment to peace after more than a decade of armed conflict, Deputy Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiro today welcomed the adoption of a new tool that will strengthen the partnership between the United Nations, the West African country and its international partners.

Burundi’s peace process hampered by political crises – UN report

In recent months, efforts to bring a lasting peace to Burundi have been impeded by a deteriorating political situation, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says in a new report to the Security Council made public today.

Security Council applauds efforts to consolidate peace in Burundi

The United Nations Security Council today welcomed efforts to bring lasting peace to Burundi, calling for a consolidation of progress in the country, which is rebuilding after being torn apart by 13 years of armed conflict.

Formation of new Burundian Government welcomed by UN mission

The United Nations has welcomed the establishment of a new Government in Burundi and called on the country’s leadership to persevere in consolidating peace and strengthening democracy in the small Central African country.

Promoting UN’s development work, Norwegian Crown Prince visits Burundi

Norwegian Crown Prince Haakon Magnus, a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), today began a four-day visit to Burundi as part of his work to promote global antipoverty targets.

Burundi: UN expert urges aid to help consolidate progress

Despite the persistence of human rights violations in Burundi, an independent United Nations expert on the country has called on the international community to step up its support for the Government as it works to consolidate progress following over a dozen years of ethnic violence.

UN Peacebuilding Commission calls on Burundian rebels to re-engage with Government

The United Nations Peacebuilding Commission has called on the last major rebel hold-out group in Burundi to “resume promptly without condition” its participation in efforts to finally close the chapter on years of ethnic violence in the small Central African country.

Bolstered efforts crucial to consolidate peace and stability in Burundi – UN

Intensified efforts are crucial to consolidate peace in Burundi and thwart a relapse into violence and chaos, the leader of a United Nations Peacebuilding Commission (PBC) fact-finding mission to the small Central African nation, which suffered decades of ethnic conflict pitting the Hutu majority against the Tutsi minority, said today.

Burundi: UN, African Union mission condemn attacks on political figures

The United Nations Integrated Office in Burundi (BINUB) and the African Union Mission in the country have condemned a grenade attack against political figures there.