PBC Ambassadorial-level Meeting of the Burundi Configuration (Open) - 8 November 2017
At this meeting, the Chair of the PBC Country-Specific Configuration on Burundi provided an update on his recent work as well as on overview of the situation since July 2017. The UN Resident Coordinator in Burundi also briefed Member States on his strategic approach focused on resiliency for the first time, which was well-received by participants. Importantly, he also drew attention to peacebuilding work being done at the local level by women and youth groups on issues like conflict mediation and social cohesion, underscoring the importance of local peacebuilders in collective efforts. Afterwards, representatives from UN OCHA and PBSO shared updates and the Permanent Representative of Burundi to the UN provided a statement, giving his perspective on recent developments.
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