Burundi

Security Council voices support for incoming Burundi Government

The Security Council today voiced strong support for the 1 November installation of the transitional government in Burundi, saying that the creation of a broad-based, inclusive administration would mark a "critical turning point" in the country's peace process.

Security Council encourages political parties in Burundi to work together

Noting the positive relationships that have developed between the political parties in Burundi, members of the Security Council today encouraged them to continue to work together to install the transitional government on 1 November.

In Burundi, UN agencies urge temporary ceasefire for polio immunization

Concerned that continued conflict could hinder a nationwide polio immunization campaign in Burundi scheduled for later this month, United Nations officials in the country today called on all parties to observe "Days of Tranquillity" to allow the effort to go forward, the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) said in a statement.

Security Council members welcome agreement on transitional leadership in Burundi

Members of the United Nations Security Council today welcomed the announcement of an agreement on the transitional leadership in Burundi, which calls for the current president and a Hutu leader to each serve 18 months as the head of a three-year transitional government.

Regional summit on Burundi peace process wraps up in Tanzania

The Burundi peace process appears to have advanced another step today in Arusha, Tanzania, where governments wrapped up a regional initiative summit on the war-torn central African country, a United Nations spokesman said today.

Regional summit on Burundi peace process wraps up in Tanzania

The Burundi peace process appears to have advanced another step today in Arusha, Tanzania, where governments wrapped up a regional initiative summit on the war-torn central African country, a United Nations spokesman said today.

Burundi: Council members back transitional arrangements pending settlement

Members of the Security Council today voiced their support for a recent proposal to advance the peace process in Burundi, while urging all parties in the country to suspend their hostilities.

Security Council calls for end to hostilities in Burundi

The United Nations Security Council today called for an immediate suspension of hostilities in Burundi and for the armed groups to enter into negotiations.

After an attack on aid workers in Burundi, Annan urges respect for relief staff

Secretary-General Kofi Annan was "deeply grieved" to learn of the ambush of humanitarian aid workers in Burundi, a United Nations spokesman said today in New York.

Burundi needs urgent aid for displaced population, UN relief official warns

Over half a million men, women and children forced from their homes by the fighting in Burundi are in urgent need of more help from the international community, a senior United Nations relief official warned today at the conclusion of a three-day mission to the country.