AU Commission Chairperson, Moussa Faki Mahamat​, meeting in Addis Ababa with the Special Envoy of the Secretary General for Burundi, Michel Kafando, 13 May 2019. Photo: AU

Initiated by the East African Community (EAC), the effort toward sustainable peace and security in Burundi rallies support from partners and stakeholders well beyond the confines of the regional bloc.

Besides the United Nations, financial, technical and diplomatic support for the Peace Process also comes from the African Union, the European Union and China among other donor countries.

By default, the  International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR), too, has stakes in the political conflict in Burundi.

As the interface of UN logistic and operational support to the process, the Office of the Special Envoy of the Secretary General (OSESG) in Burundi works in close collaboration with these partners and stakeholders. But with custody of the Inter-Burundi Dialogue in the hands of the EAC, and on the watch of the AU, these two institutions are foremost in UN cooperation with regional partners in support of the EAC initiative.