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

New York, Apr 6 (JEN): 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

New York, Feb 27 (JEN): 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.

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

New York, Sept 5(Just Earth News): 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.

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

New York, June 21(Just Earth News): 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 on Tuesday 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.

Burundian authorities 'shut doors' to engagement, cooperation – Security Council told

New York, Mar 10 (Just Earth News): Nearly two years after the political impasse started in Burundi, national authorities are reducing their cooperation with the United Nations system which risks undermining efforts to find a peaceful resolution to the crisis and cutting assistance to a population in need, the Security Council was told on Thursday.

With Burundi at ‘dangerous junction,’ UN experts call on Government to protect citizens against violence

New York, Nov 30 (Just Earth News): Denouncing reports of open intimidation from armed militia against citizens of Burundi, the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) has called upon the Government to take immediate effective action to protect its people.

UN human rights body appoints Commission of Inquiry on Burundi

New York, Nov 23 (Just Earth News): Following a decision of the United Nations Human Rights Council, in which it setup a commission of inquiry to investigate human rights violations and abuses in Burundi, including whether they may constitute international crimes, the President of the body has appointed the Commission’s Chair and members.

Burundi rejects UN report on country’s human rights situation as ‘purposefully and politically exaggerated’

New York, Sept 25 (Just Earth News): Burundi has rejected deliberately politicized or falsified reports on the human rights situation in the country and will produce a comprehensive survey on the issue in response to a recently-released United Nations-backed inquiry, its Minister for External Affairs told the General Assembly on Saturday.

UN adviser on preventing genocide deplores ‘inflammatory statements’ by senior Burundi official

New York, Aug 25 (Just Earth News): The United Nations Special Adviser on Prevention of Genocide, Adama Dieng, has expressed concern at inflammatory statements concerning the genocide in Rwanda that were made by a senior official of the ruling party in Burundi and cautioned that such statements could constitute incitement to violence.

Security Council approves 228-strong UN police contingent for Burundi

New York, July 30 (Just Earth News):The Security Council this evening requested Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to establish a United Nations police officers component in Burundi for an initial period of one year to monitor the security situation and to support the Office of the UN High Commissioner of Human Rights (OHCHR) in monitoring rights violations and abuses in the crisis-gripped country.

Burundi: On second visit to country, UN human rights experts call for concrete steps to end crisis

New York, June 18 (Just Earth News): Concluding their second visit to Burundi, a team of United Nations independent human rights experts welcomed certain improvements in the country, but warned that the recent “calm should not be confused with long term stability,” and also called on all parties in the country to stop the use of violence as a political tool.

Burundi: UNICEF concerned over arrests, school expulsion of students

New York, June 8 (Just Earth News):The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Tuesday it is concerned about the arrests, expulsions from school and injuries of students in Burundi schools, and has called for all parties involved in the political conflict in the country to fully respect the rights of children to education and to protect them from violence.

Burundi: UN agency warns 4.6 million people facing food insecurity

New York, June 2 (Just Earth News): Some 4.6 million people in Burundi are food insecure, with more than 500,000 of them requiring urgent emergency food assistance, the United Nations food relief agency has said, warning that food stocks are stretched as a result of the fragile socio-economic context in the country.

Burundi: UN probe completes on-the-ground deployment of human rights monitors

New York, May 25 (Just Earth News): The United Nations Independent Investigation in Burundi, which was set up to investigate human rights violations in the country since April 2015, said on Tuesday it has completed the deployment of a team of human rights monitors on the ground.

UN rights chief condemns spate of assassinations in Burundi

New York, Apr 28 (Just Earth News/IBNS): The United Nations human rights chief on Wednesday condemned the increasing number of attacks against high-level officials in Burundi and called for proper investigations to be carried out.