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SRSG calls for peaceful environment and non-violence as Burundi prepares for 2015 elections

21 September 2013 – To ensure that upcoming elections in Burundi are transparent and credible the preparations for the electoral process should be inclusive and conducted under a peaceful climate without any use of violence, the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General in Burundi Parfait Onanga-Anyanga stressed.

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Press Statement

7 August 2013 - The United Nations Office in Burundi (BNUB) notes that with the return onto the national political scene of Mr. Agathon Rwasa on 6 August 2013, the majority of political personalities who had boycotted the elections in 2010 have now resumed their political activities. Other political actors such as Ms. Pascaline Kampayano and Mr. Alexis Sinduhije had returned to Burundi a few months ago.

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United Nations welcome holding of general debate on justice in Burundi

5 August 2013 – The Special Representative of the Secretary-General in Burundi, Parfait Onanga-Anyanga, today praised the holding of a national debate on justice in Burundi as he reiterated the United Nations support to Burundian justice sector.

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UN envoy lauds progress in Burundi but cautions that hurdles remain on path to stability

22 July 2013 – Burundi has made progress on a number of fronts in recent months but still faces numerous challenges, including a weak economy, cross-border incursions and a “mixed” human rights situation, the top United Nations envoy to the country told the Security Council today.

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UN chief calls on international community to support Burundi's development

15 July 2013 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called on the international community to help Burundi continue its path towards peace and sustainable development.

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UN official promotes regional conference on the Framework of Hope and UNSCR 1325

10 July 2013 – Approximately 100 women, including four ministers from Burundi, DRC, Rwanda and Uganda are taking part in a regional conference in Bujumbura, Burundi, aimed to support the implementation of the “Framework of Hope” and Security Council Resolution 1325, an event organized by Mary Robinson, the Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for the Great Lakes Region, the International Conference for the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) and the NGO Femmes Africa Solidarité (FAS).

 

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PBC Chair reiterates international community support to Burundi

24 June 2013 – On the first day of his visit to Burundi, the Chair of the United Nations Peacebuilding Commission - Burundi Configuration, Paul Seger reiterated international community’s support to Burundi as well as the need for the Government to undertake the announced institutional and political reforms.

 
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UN chief ‘regrets’ new Burundi media law which may curb press freedom

5 June 2013 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has expressed regret that a new media law in Burundi was promulgated with provisions that may have a negative impact on the freedom of the press.

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Burundi - Elections

Consensus and impartial code of conduct to favor preparation of 2015 elections in peaceful climate and trust, SRSG says 

 

23 May 2013 – Consensus between all political parties and actors over legal (normative) and administrative electoral related issues as well as an impartial electoral code will favor the preparations of 2015 elections in a peaceful climate and trust, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Office in Burundi (BNUB) Parfait Onanga-Anyanga stressed.

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Onanga-Anyanga welcomes discussions on electoral code’s revision and calls on wide participation

17 May 2013 - The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Burundi welcomes the organization of a workshop from 22 to 25 May in Kayanza (north of Burundi), under the auspices of the Government of Burundi, on the revision of the Electoral Code and encourages all political parties and actors to participate actively in this important meeting.

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