Burundi

News in Brief 4 September 2017 - Geneva (AM)

"Reasonable grounds" to believe crimes against humanity in Burundi, says UN panel

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UN and Africa: focus on human rights in Burundi, hunger in DRC and human trafficking in Libya

UN human rights experts concerned about situation in Burundi

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UN human rights experts concerned about situation in Burundi

International human rights experts monitoring Burundi have seen “no sign of positive evolution” in the country since June.

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'No sign of positive evolution' in Burundi, says head of independent UN rights probe

Ahead of next month's presentation to the United Nations Human Rights Council, an independent panel today said that the human rights situation in Burundi has not improved.

Amid 'political impasse' in Burundi, Security Council urges all parties to cease violence

The United Nations Security Council today expressed “deep concern” over the political situation in Burundi – including increasing numbers of refugees and reports of torture, forced disappearances and extrajudicial killings – and strongly urged the Government and all parties to immediately cease and reject such violence.

News in Brief 26 July 2017 (PM)

UN Envoy calls for dialogue between Burundi government and opposition

It is imperative that the Government of Burundi agree to an inclusive dialogue with the opposition.

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Burundi: UN envoy reiterates inclusive dialogue, regional support to political process

The United Nations Special Envoy to Burundi today urged African leaders, in solidarity with the UN, to support an inclusive dialogue between the Government and the opposition in a country where political upheaval has resulted in insecurity since April 2015.

UN Gender Focus Special: Women Refugees

New UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador will advocate for young refugees

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Burundi: Senior UN official urges steps towards political dialogue amid ongoing fragility

Amid Burundi's “fragile” security situation, marked by recent grenade attacks in the capital, Bujumbura, a senior United Nations political official told the Security Council today that regional actors and international partners must press for confidence-building measures that would be conducive for holding an inclusive and credible political dialogue in the country.

Independent UN probe reveals 'cruel and brutal nature' of human rights violations in Burundi

A United Nations-appointed panel of experts investigating human rights violations in Burundi today released the latest findings of their probe, noting that their initial fears concerning the scope and gravity of these abuses since April 2015 have been confirmed.