Press Releases

  • Benjamin William Mkapa opening 5th round of the Inter-Burundi Dialogue, 26 October 2018. Photo: UN/Kassimi Bamba

    24 Jul 2020 - The Secretary-General is deeply saddened to learn of the death of former President of the United Republic of Tanzania, Benjamin William Mkapa. At this time of loss, the Secretary-General conveys his deepest condolences to the family of...
  • 14 Jul 2020 - Geneva (14 July 2020) – After a campaign period marked by numerous cases of arbitrary detention and even some executions of members of Burundi’s main opposition party CNL (National Freedom Council), as well as numerous violations of public freedoms, Burundi is now at a cross-...
  • Albert Ndikumana, 29-year-old Burundian peacekeeper, was killed during an ambush on Aug. 23, 2018, in the village of Pavika, CAR. Photo: MINUSCA/Leonel Grothe

    22 May 2019 - UN Headquarters will observe the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers on Friday, 24 May 2019. Two fallen peacekeepers from Burundi are among the 119 who will posthumously receive the Dag Hammarskjold medal: Caporal-Chef Leonidas Nimubona...
  • 07 May 2019 - Below is a joint communiqué issued at the end of the Third African Union-United Nations Annual Conference convened by  UN Secretary-General António Guterres and AU Commission Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat on 6 May 2019 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.
  • 16 Feb 2019 - The Joint Task Force reviewed the situation across the Continent at their 16th Consultative Meeting held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on 15 February 2019. In the spotlight were a number of countries, including Burundi. Below is a joint communiqué issued at the close of the...
  • Partial view of political actors and party representatives at the 5th round of the Inter-Burundi Dialogue, Oct 2018

    29 Oct 2018 - East African Community Secretariat, Arusha, Tanzania, 29th October 2018: The 5th Round of the Inter-Burundi Dialogue bringing together political parties and political actors in the Burundian conflict concluded on 29 October 2018 at the Ngurdoto Mountain Lodge in Arusha,...
  • Special Envoy Michel Kafando in group photograph following a meeting with representatives of women's advocacy groups, 6 Sept 2018. UN Photo/Napoleon Viban

    12 Sep 2018 - The Special Envoy of the UN Secretary General, Michel Kafando on 12 September 2018 ended a week-long visit to Burundi, during which he held talks with representatives of the Government, political parties and the civil society, including women's rights...
  • The joint delegation from AU-FemWise and the ICGLR Women’s Platform in group photograph with Burundi First Lady Denise Nkurunziza. The group visited from 9 to 11 August 2018

    12 Aug 2018 - The Office of the Special Envoy of the SecretaryGeneral for the Great Lakes region, the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) and the African Union (AU), through their respective platforms and forums on women, and UN-Women undertook joint solidarity...