Closure of BNUB
The United Nations Office in Burundi (BNUB) completed its Security Council mandate on 31 December 2014 and transferred its responsibilities to the UN Country Team consisting of agencies, funds and programmes, based on the UN Development Assistance Framework, known as UNDAF.
The Secretary-General is pleased that the United Nations Electoral Observation Mission in Burundi (to be known by the French acronym of MENUB) officially started work on 1 January 2015 as mandated by Security Council resolution 2137 (2014). MENUB is headed by the Secretary-General's Special Envoy, Mr. Cassam Uteem of Mauritius, and will follow and report on the presidential, parliamentary and local elections that are scheduled between May and September 2015.
The Secretary General notes that peaceful and credible elections are critical for the people of Burundi, and hopes that all Burundians will seize this opportunity to consolidate peace and stability in their country.