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19 Oct 2018 description

Clarifying the roles of the African Union (AU) and subregional organisations is a central element of the AU reforms. It is key in terms of managing expectations about what the AU can or cannot do, as well as coordinating Africa’s responses to avoid duplication of efforts. But this issue is also divisive, and it is unclear whether AU member states will reach a concrete decision on a division of labour at the upcoming extraordinary summit on reforms in Addis Ababa on 17 November.

15 Oct 2018 description
report EastAfrican


A wave of insecurity and political unrest hit the Great Lakes region early in 2016: South Sudan had plunged into yet another war, Burundi was cracking down on dissidents following a botched coup, while the Democratic Republic of Congo and the Central African Republic were also in turmoil.

The wars in these countries forced an influx of refugees into Uganda, Tanzania and Kenya. Uganda hosts more than one million refugees from South Sudan and another 300,000 from DR Congo.

The region’s leaders are now looking to end the conflict.

08 Oct 2018 description


Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message, delivered by Said Djinnit, Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region, to the Regional Oversight Mechanism of the Peace, Security and Cooperation Framework for the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Region, at Munyonyo Commonwealth Resort, Uganda, today:

04 Oct 2018 description
report African Union

The United Nations declared 21st September as International Day of Peace (Peace Day) – ceasefire and non-violence, in recognition of the importance of addressing the challenges of peace and security. It is observed around the world, providing an opportunity for individuals, organisations and nations to to commit to peace above all differences and to contribute to building a Culture of Peace.

02 Oct 2018 description
report African Union

Le Conseil de paix et de sécurité de l'Union africaine (UA), en sa 794ème réunion, tenue le 19 septembre 2018, a adopté la décision qui suit sur la situation au Burundi:

Le Conseil,

  1. Prend note de la communication faite par le Commissaire de l'UA à la paix et à la sécurité, S.E. Smail Chergui, sur l'évolution de la situation au Burundi. Le Conseil prend également note de la déclaration faite par le Représentant permanent de la République du Burundi auprès de l’UA, S.E. l'Ambassadeur Deudonne Ndabarushimana;

02 Oct 2018 description
report African Union

The Peace and Security of the African Union (AU), at its 794th meeting, held on 19 September 2018, adopted the following decision on the situation in Burundi:


1.Takes note of the briefing made by the AU Commissioner for Peace and Security, H.E. Smail Chergui, on the evolution of the situation in Burundi. Council also takes note of the statement made by the Permanent Representative of the Republic of Burundi to the AU, H.E. Ambassador Deudonne Ndabarushimana;

30 Sep 2018 description
report UN General Assembly


General Assembly Plenary
Seventy-third Session, 14th & 15th Meetings (AM & PM)

Speakers Also Cite Diplomatic Breakthroughs in Africa, Korean Peninsula

World leaders underscored the continuing threats of terrorism and cybersecurity while urging protection of valuable principles such as freedom of the press and peaceful electoral processes, as the General Assembly general debate entered its fifth day.

30 Sep 2018 description
report UN General Assembly


Assemblée générale Plénière
Soixante-treizième session, 14e & 15e séances plénières, Matin, après-midi & soir

27 Sep 2018 description

Our analysis shows that millions of ‘people caught in crisis’ - people living in conflict, and/or who are displaced within their own countries or across borders – are in fact being left behind. Failure to take action now means that the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will not be met, undermining the credibility of the international community and leaving millions to die unnecessarily.

26 Sep 2018 description
report African Union


The Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU), at its 797th meeting held on 24 September 2018, at the ministerial level, adopted the following decision on the State of Peace and Security in Africa and the Initiatives and Steps for Promoting African Solutions to African Problems:


26 Sep 2018 description
report African Union

Le Conseil de paix et de sécurité (CPS) de l'Union africaine (UA), en sa 797ème réunion, au niveau ministériel, tenue le 24 septembre 2018, a adopté la décision qui suit sur l'état de la paix et de la sécurité en Afrique, et les initiatives et mesures pour promouvoir des solutions africaines aux problèmes africains :

Le Conseil:

21 Sep 2018 description

Conseil des droits de l'homme, trente-neuvième session
Dialogue interactif sur le Burundi
Genève, le 17 septembre 2018

Monsieur le Président,
Mesdames et Messieurs,

Nous avons aujourd’hui l’honneur de vous présenter notre rapport final qui clôture le second terme de notre mandat, renouvelé par la résolution 36/19 du 29 septembre 2017.

21 Sep 2018 description


Il achève son débat général consacré à la promotion et à la protection de tous les droits de l'homme et entend une déclaration de haut dignitaire

20 Sep 2018 description

South Sudan between war and peace

On 12 September the President of South Sudan, Salva Kiir, and the main opposition leader, Riek Machar, signed a revised version of the 2015 Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan (ARCSS). The new agreement brings an end to various negotiations that have taken place intermittently since the international High-Level Revitalization Forum was launched during December 2017.

17 Sep 2018 description

Human Rights Council, Thirty-ninth session
Interactive Dialogue on Burundi
Geneva, 17 September 2018

Mr. President, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen,

Today we have the honour to present our final report, which concludes the second term of our mandate, renewed by resolution 36/19 of 29 September 2017.

17 Sep 2018 description

17 September 2018

Hears Address by the Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office of the United Kingdom, and Concludes General Debate on the Promotion and Protection of All Human Rights

17 Sep 2018 description

The Responsibility to Protect (R2P) is a global norm, unanimously adopted by heads of state and government at the 2005 UN World Summit, aimed at preventing and halting Genocide, War Crimes, Ethnic Cleansing and Crimes Against Humanity. R2P stipulates that: »

  • Every State has the Responsibility to Protect its populations from the four mass atrocity crimes (Pillar I). »

  • The wider international community has the responsibility to encourage and assist individual States in meeting that responsibility (Pillar II). »

13 Sep 2018 description


Il entend des déclarations au titre du droit de réponse suite au débat de ce jour sur la mise à jour orale faite hier par la Haut-Commissaire

GENEVE (11 septembre 2018) - Le Conseil des droits de l’homme a tenu cet après-midi un débat interactif avec la Haut-Commissaire adjointe aux droits de l'homme, Mme Kate Gilmore, qui a présenté une note pour rendre compte de la décision du Burundi d’annuler les visas accordés à une équipe de trois experts du Haut-Commissariat.

12 Sep 2018 description

11 September 2018

Hears Countries Speak in Right of Reply in Response to Statements made during the General Debate on the Oral Update of the High Commissioner for Human Rights

GENEVA (11 September 2018) - The Human Rights Council this afternoon held an interactive dialogue with the Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights on the situation in Burundi.