Burundi

UN agencies work to combat maternal and child mortality in Burundi

The World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) announced today they are working with local authorities in southern Burundi to combat maternal and child mortality there.

Burundi elections are teaching Central Africa a lesson – UN official

The election process in Burundi can serve as a lesson to Central Africa for the maturity and transparency with which they are being conducted, according to a senior United Nations official who has been helping to organize the polls in an effort to restore peace and stability in a country that has been torn by decades of ethnic war.

Two UN peacekeepers in Burundi repatriated for violating sexual code of conduct

Pursuing its zero-tolerance policy against sexual exploitation and abuse by peacekeeping operations and mission personnel around the world, the United Nations announced today that two Ethiopian soldiers in Burundi were found in breach of the code of conduct and were being repatriated.

European ambassadors promise assistance after UN-assisted elections in Burundi

The United Nations mission in Burundi has hosted four high-level diplomats who said if assistance is wisely used, their countries will aid the country emerging from civil conflict after UN-assisted elections led to the swearing-in of a President to head a post-transition Government in August.

Annan congratulates Burundi on legislative elections, a major step to democracy

With the people of Burundi having completed their first legislative elections in 12 years, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan congratulated them today on showing "a high sense of civic responsibility and political maturity."