Burundi taking some steps forward on human rights, UN expert says

The United Nations independent expert on human rights in Burundi today welcomed what he said were several positive rights developments in the small African country, but cautioned about the continuing problems of extrajudicial killings and prison conditions.

UN welcomes diverse composition of human rights commission members in Burundi

The top United Nations official in Burundi today welcomed the selection of the members of the independent national human rights commission, saying they are an appropriate reflection of the small African country’s ethnic, regional and gender make-up.

UN official urges continued support for Burundi’s peacebuilding efforts

Burundi is making commendable efforts to consolidate its post-conflict peacebuilding process, the United Nations top official in the central African country told the Security Council today, calling on the international community to continue supporting its steps towards sustainable development.