The Secretary-General proposed in his report dated 30 November 2010 that the United Nations Integrated Office in Burundi (BINUB) be succeeded in January 2011 by the United Nations Office in Burundi (BNUB) for an initial period of one year.   

By its Resolution 1959 (2010) the Security Council requests that BNUB focuses on and supports the Government of Burundi in the following areas: 

(a)   Strengthening the independence, capacities and legal frameworks of key national institutions, in particular judicial and parliamentary institutions, in line with international standards and principles;

(b)   Promoting and facilitating dialogue between national actors and supporting mechanisms for broad-based participation in political life, including for the implementation of development strategies and programmes in Burundi;

(c)   Supporting efforts to fight impunity, particularly through the establishment of transitional justice mechanisms to strengthen national unity, promote justice and promote reconciliation within Burundi’s society, and providing operational support to the functioning of these bodies;

(d)   Promoting and protecting human rights, including strengthening national capacities in that area, as well as national civil society;

(e)   Ensuring that all strategies and policies with respect to public finance and the economic sector, in particular the next Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (PRSP), have a focus on peacebuilding and equitable growth, addressing specifically the needs of the most vulnerable population, and advocating for resource mobilization for Burundi;

(f)     Providing support to Burundi as Chair of the East African Community in 2011 as well as providing advice, as requested, on regional integration issues.