Burundi

Burundi: Security Council urges dialogue amid deteriorating political and humanitarian situation

Expressing deep concern over the slow pace of the inter-Burundian dialogue and the lack of engagement by the Government, the United Nations Security Council called on all stakeholders, in particular the authorities to commit to the dialogue and reach an agreement ahead of the 2020 elections.

Amid ongoing political tensions, situation in Burundi ‘not suitable’ for credible elections – UN official

Urgent efforts are needed to keep the “hard-won” gains in Burundi from eroding, a senior United Nations official told the Security Council on Monday, noting that while the security situation is calm, there is still the potential for volatility as political tensions persist.

Without urgent funding, Burundi risks becoming a ‘forgotten crisis’ – UN refugee agency

Warning that Burundi could become a “forgotten crisis,” with the number of people struggling for survival increasing by the day, United Nations agencies together with aid partners on Wednesday launched a funding appeal to keep the humanitarian situation from deteriorating further.

News In Brief 06 February 2018

  • Burundi risks becoming a forgotten refugee crisis
  • UN Commission condemns upsurge of violence in Syria
  • Fresh violence in DRC displaces thousands
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Continuing support for Burundi political process only way forward, Security Council told

Despite challenges towards inclusive dialogue in Burundi, the United Nations must continue to support the political process there, the Organization's envoy to the east African country told the Security Council on Monday.

News in Brief 29 September 2017 – Geneva (AM)

At least 60 Rohingya feared dead in boat tragedy “easily in sight of land”

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National sovereignty and non-interference must be respected within UN, Burundi tells Assembly

Mounting the podium of the General Assembly, Burundi today stressed the importance of national sovereignty within the United Nations.

UN and Africa: focus on aid in the Lake Chad region, Burundi and education in Nigeria

New UN relief chief relays voices of displaced to world leaders

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Burundi violence "might be crimes against humanity"

Torture, rape and arbitrary detention in Burundi may amount to crimes against humanity, UN-appointed experts told the Human Rights Council on Tuesday.

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Burundi: UN independent panel calls for ICC probe into possible crimes against humanity

Having concluded that serious human rights violations, including executions and sexual violence, are continuing in Burundi with impunity, a United Nations-appointed expert panel will ask the International Criminal Court (ICC) to open an investigation into possible crimes against humanity.