Bujumbura, 19 September 2020 – During a short visit to the Burundian capital Bujumbura, Special Envoy Huang Xia met with the country’s minister of National Defe
Kigali, 18 September 2020 - Huang Xia, UN Special Envoy for the Great Lakes region met in Kigali with Mr. Vincent Biruta, Rwanda’s minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, and Maj. Gen.
Nairobi, 20 August 2020 – The Office of the UN Special Envoy for the Great Lakes convened a virtual meeting on 20 August 2020 to explore ways of ensuring women’s effective participation and contribution to decision-making processes with respect to prevention, management and resolution of c
Nairobi, 4 July 2020 –The Office of the Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for the Great Lakes region has signed an agreement with the Norwegian Government in support of the implementation of the Peace, Security and Cooperation Framework for the Democratic Republic of the Con
Nairobi, 28 July 2020 – The Office of the UN Special Envoy for the Great Lakes region convened virtual consultations with women entrepreneurs, business leaders, experts and regional stakeholders to explore ways of how women can be agents of change for socio-economic transformatio
Nairobi, 15 July 2020 – Security Council members held a virtual meeting to discuss illegal trade in natural resources in the Great Lakes region and map strategies of improving transparency to help consolidate peace and security.
Nairobi, 18 June 2020 - As part of its ongoing efforts to map out response plans to COVID-19, the Office of the United Nations Special Envoy for the Great Lakes organised a virtual roundtable discussion on 18 June to mobilize resources to help mitigate the negative effects of the
ADDIS ABABA, 17 May 2020 – The African Union Commission and the Secretariat of the United Nations have been following the unfolding of the electoral campaign in Burundi and remain concerned about reports of intimidation and violent clashes between supporters of opposing sides.