Special Envoy Michel Kafando steps down

Special Envoy Michel Kafando at a briefing session of the Security Council. Photo: UN/Eskinder Debebe

30 Oct 2019

Special Envoy Michel Kafando steps down

At a UN Security Council briefing on Burundi on 30 October 2019, the Secretary General’s Special Envoy for Burundi, Michel Kafando observed that the situation in the country remains tense. He also noted the absence of progress in the Inter-Burundi Dialogue, an initiative of the East African Community supported by the United Nations. Mr Kafando maintained that this was due in part on the lack of political will by the parties, compounded by the absence of firm commitment from States in the region.

The erstwhile Burkinabe President also announced that he was stepping down as Special Envoy.

Click on the link below for his full statement as delivered at the Security Council briefing:


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