Burundi: Security Council urges measures to bring rights violators to justice

The United Nations Security Council and the world body’s top human rights official today urged the Government of Burundi to take steps toward consolidating peace, including by bringing the perpetrators of abuses to justice.

Donors need to help sustain momentum of peace in Burundi – Ban Ki-moon

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon today urged Burundi’s development partners to sustain the positive momentum in country as its Government and people struggle to emerge from devastating civil turmoil.

Burundi faces hurdles despite progress, Security Council told

Although the Burundian Government has made positive steps to consolidate peace, the small Central African nation still faces considerable obstacles, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon cautioned in a new report made discussed by the Security Council today.

UN refugee agency begins assisting resettlement of Burundians in US

With the assistance of the United Nations refugee agency, the first group of some 8,500 Burundians to be resettled in the United States today left a refugee camp in Tanzania, where they had taken refuge after fleeing mass violence 35 years ago.