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.