Security Council encourages political parties in Burundi to work together

Noting the positive relationships that have developed between the political parties in Burundi, members of the Security Council today encouraged them to continue to work together to install the transitional government on 1 November.

In Burundi, UN agencies urge temporary ceasefire for polio immunization

Concerned that continued conflict could hinder a nationwide polio immunization campaign in Burundi scheduled for later this month, United Nations officials in the country today called on all parties to observe "Days of Tranquillity" to allow the effort to go forward, the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) said in a statement.