UN operation in Burundi sponsors new projects aimed at spurring education

The United Nations Operation in Burundi (ONUB) is funding nearly a dozen new initiatives aimed at boosting education and health across eight provinces in the country, which is stabilizing despite continued rebel activities.

Peacekeeping mission in Burundi extended until July 2006

Expressing serious concern at the continuation of hostilities by a rebel group in Burundi despite the successful transition to a democratically-elected Government there, the United Nations Security Council today extended the mandate of the UN peacekeeping mission in the country for six months until 1 July 2006.

Burundi: Security Council extends mandate of UN peacekeepers until mid-January

Noting that "factors of instability" remain in post-election Burundi, the United Nations Security Council today extended the mandate of the peacekeeping UN mission there for two months until mid-January.

Annan recommends extending UN mission in Burundi until next May

Urging the Government of Burundi and the international community to adopt a common approach on ending the armed conflict in the country, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan has recommended extending the mandate of a reduced peacekeeping UN Operation in Burundi, (ONUB) until next May.

In Burundi, Security Council delegation lauds success of political transition

Calling Burundi an example of political success for the Central African region and beyond, the leader of a United Nations Security Council delegation on a fact-finding trip through Central Africa has pledged support for the country, emerging from ethnic clashes, as it undertakes the challenging recovery effort.

UN refugee repatriation in Burundi threatened by serious funding shortfall

Facing a 52 per cent shortfall in funds for one of the biggest voluntary repatriation operations worldwide and the largest in Africa, the United Nations refugee agency warned today that it might have to suspend the return of hundreds of thousands of Burundians from Tanzania as their homeland emerges from decades of war.

UN human rights expert appeals for international aid to post-war Burundi

With human rights abuses still taking place in Burundi, a United Nations independent human rights expert has appealed to the international community to support efforts by the country's Government to comply with the reforms called for in its 2000 peace agreement.

UN and Burundi will start preparatory talks on post-conflict Truth Commission

The United Nations Operations in Burundi (UNOB) will initiate preparatory talks in the coming weeks on a mixed Truth Commission and a Special Chamber within its court system on crimes committed during past ethnic conflicts, as agreed by the Bujumbura Government, UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan has said.

Burundi: UNICEF pledges $3 million and fundraising support to schools

The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) plans to add $3 million to its primary education efforts in Burundi with the goal of doubling the number of children attending school there by next March.

Security Council backs 'Forum of Partners' for Burundi

The Security Council today welcomed the decision by last week's Summit on Burundi to establish a forum of the country's partners and it urged Secretary-General Kofi Annan's Special Representative there to hold consultations with the new Government and its partners with a view to establishing the panel as soon as possible.