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24 Nov 2017 description
report Human Rights Watch

Les experts de l’ONU sont menacés et critiqués par le gouvernement

Akshaya Kumar
Directrice adjointe de plaidoyer auprès de l'ONU

23 Nov 2017 description
report Human Rights Watch

UN Experts Threatened, Criticized by Government

Akshaya Kumar
Deputy United Nations Director

22 Nov 2017 description

A new SOS Children’s Villages programme will improve livelihoods and gender relations between host communities and the growing number of refugees

SOS Children’s Villages Uganda will launch a programme to help the surging number of refugees in the country’s southwest, with a focus on vulnerable local and refugee families.

22 Nov 2017 description

Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights:  Rupert Colville
Location:  Geneva
Subject:   (1) Attacks/threats by States against UN human rights experts

(1) Attacks/threats by States against UN human rights experts

We are concerned by continuing efforts by certain States to undermine and denigrate important mechanisms established by the 47 Member States of the Human Rights Council.

21 Nov 2017 description

Discours de M. Garry Conille, Coordonnateur résident du Système des Nations Unies au Burundi

Excellence Monsieur le Ministre des Droits de la Personne Humaine, des Affaires Sociales et du Genre,

Excellences Mesdames et Messieurs les Membres du Gouvernement,Excellences Mesdames et Messieurs les Ambassadeurs et Chefs de Missions diplomatiques,

Mesdames, Messieurs, représentants de la coopération internationale,

Mesdames, Messieurs les représentants du secteur privé et des Organisations de la société civile,

20 Nov 2017 description
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Conseil de sécurité
8109e séance – matin

Quelles que soient les difficultés persistantes au Burundi, l’ONU doit poursuivre sa mission de bons offices, aux côtés de la sous-région, pour aider ce pays à sortir de la crise, a déclaré, ce matin, au Conseil de sécurité, l’Envoyé spécial du Secrétaire général pour le Burundi, M. Michel Kafando.

20 Nov 2017 description
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Security Council
8019th Meeting (AM)

‘Counterproductive’ Sanctions Harmful to Vulnerable, Undermine Efforts of East African Community, Says Permanent Representative

Despite slow progress towards inclusive dialogue in Burundi, the United Nations must continue its support for the political process there as the only way forward, the Secretary‑General’s Special Envoy to the East African country told the Security Council today.

20 Nov 2017 description

International Olympic Committee and UNHCR team up in ‘Become the Light’ campaign for refugee camps without adequate lighting.

By Stephen Pattison

GENEVA - Today there are four million refugees living in more than 230 refugee camps worldwide without access to adequate lighting. This means that once night falls almost all activity ends. The effects of this are stark.

There is no option for family or community gatherings or activities; no possibility for work, sports, culture, education or music.

20 Nov 2017 description

Key messages

Education is lifesaving. Education is crucial for both the protection and healthy development of girls and boys affected by crises. It can rebuild their lives; restore their sense of normality and safety, and provide them with important life skills. It helps children to be self-sufficient, to be heard, and to have more influence on issues that affect them. It is also one of the best tools to invest in their long-term future, and in the peace, stability and economic growth of their countries.

19 Nov 2017 description


  • Average to below average 2017 season crops due to reduced planting area, erratic rainfall in parts and invasion of Fall Armyworms

  • Inflation rates forecast to slightly increase in 2017

  • Food and livestock prices at high levels driven by limited supplies and ongoing conflict which continue to disrupt markets

  • Humanitarian crisis in Kasai Region and extension of inter-communal conflicts in Tanganyika Region and in eastern part of country continue to deteriorate food security situation

18 Nov 2017 description

On Monday (20 November), the Security Council will be briefed by the Secretary-General’s Special Envoy, Michel Kafando, and the Chair of the Peacebuilding Commission Burundi configuration, Ambassador Jürg Lauber (Switzerland), on the situation in Burundi, followed by consultations. A representative from the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) is expected to participate in the consultations. Resolution 2303 of 29 July 2016 requests the Secretary-General to report to the Council on the situation in Burundi every three months.

18 Nov 2017 description

L’accueil d’un grand nombre de réfugiés a des implications significatives sur le capital humain dans le pays hôte, notamment sur la scolarisation, le travail et l’emploi des jeunes.

16 Nov 2017 description

New York, 16 November 2017

As delivered

This crisis rarely reaches the international headlines so I am grateful for the opportunity to brief you on the growing humanitarian crisis in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. My main message today is that we can no longer deal with this crisis on a business-as-usual basis. The scale and scope of the humanitarian crisis has far surpassed what we estimated or planned for this year.

11 Nov 2017 description

La Croix-Rouge du Burundi vient de terminer les travaux de réhabilitation d'un réseau d'adduction d'eau potable en commune Muhanga de la province de Kayanza. Long de 22, 400 km, le réseau Makaba-Mugobora, a été remis en état grâce au financement du Gouvernement japonais. Basé au Rwanda, l'Ambassadeur du Japon au Burundi a dû se déplacer pour procéder, le 09 novembre 2017, à la remise officielle de cette adduction, aux côtés de l'autorité de la Croix-Rouge du Burundi.

10 Nov 2017 description
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Des associations de jeunes dans le bassin du Congo, en Afrique, aident des communautés rurales isolées à se développer tout en protégeant les forêts, explique une représentante venue à la Conférence des Nations Unies sur le changement climatique (COP 23), à Bonn, en Allemagne, pour faire entendre leur voix.

10 Nov 2017 description
report Human Rights Watch

Cette décision fait suite à deux années de répression sanglante de l’opposition politique

09 Nov 2017 description
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2-Year Bloody Crackdown on Political Opposition

08 Nov 2017 description

Over the past year the situation in Burundi, following the election-related crisis in 2015, has been shifted to the backburner by the Peace and Security Council (PSC). In October, Burundi had been included on the agenda of the PSC while it was chaired, paradoxically, by Burundi. The meeting never took place. Meanwhile, the situation in the country has become a bone of contention between African Union (AU) member states and non-African states in both Brussels and Geneva.