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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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Mary Robinson “encouraged” by Burundi’s President support to the peace framework

03 May 2013 - The Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for the Great Lakes Region today held talks in Kirundo (north) with Burundi’s President Pierre Nkurunziza on the implementation of the Peace Security and Cooperation Framework for the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and the region.

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BNUB PIU handed over to Burundi media houses copies of the manual Media Coverage of Judiciary issues

11 April 2013 –  BNUB Public Information unit handed over to Burundi media houses and organizations copies of the manual “Media Coverage of Judiciary issues” published in partnership with National Communication Council (CNC), Burundian Press Observatory (OPB).

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19th anniversary of the genocide in Rwanda: SRSG Onanga-Anyanga warns against ethnic exclusion

08 April 2013 – Marking the 19th anniversary of the genocide in Rwanda, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General in Burundi, Parfait Onanga-Anyanga, has warned against ethnic-based exclusion and highlighted the importance of unity in helping overcome divergences. 

 

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Burundi - Elections

Government of Burundi to implement road map for elections with UN and international partners’ support, says Minister 

13 March 2013 – The Government of Burundi on Wednesday called for the support of the United Nations and international partners to implement a “road map for 2015 elections” adopted by the country’s political actors at the end of an Electoral Lessons Learned workshop held on 11-13 March in Bujumbura.

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Secretary-General hails Burundian political actors commitment to dialogue

11 March 2013 – The United Nations Secretary-General today commended Burundian political actors’ commitment to dialogue as all political parties met in the country’s capital, Bujumbura, for the first time since 2010, to discuss issues related to the electoral process.

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BNUB brings together actors to prepare 2015 elections in Burundi

19 February 2013 – The United Nations Office in Burundi (BNUB) has invited all Burundi political actors for a workshop set for March 11-13 to draw lessons from the 2010 electoral process and to discuss “elements for a credible road map towards the organization of inclusive, transparent, free and fair elections in 2015” the Special Representative of the Secretary General today told the press.

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