|Date||22 September 2005|
The situation in Burundi Special report of the Secretary-General on the United Nations Operation in Burundi (S/2005/586)
|(The Presidency changes each month to the next member in alphabetical order)|
|Mr. García Moritán
|Mr. Li Junhua
|Mr. De Rivière
Adoption of the agenda
The situation in Burundi
Special report of the Secretary-General on the United Nations Operation in Burundi (S/2005/586)
I should like to inform the Council that I have received a letter from the representative of Burundi, in which he requests to be invited to participate in the consideration of the item on the Council’s agenda. In conformity with the usual practice, I propose, with the consent of the Council, to invite that representative to participate in the consideration without the right to vote, in accordance with the relevant provisions of the Charter and rule 37 of the Council’s provisional rules of procedure.
There being no objection, it is so decided.
The Security Council will now begin its consideration of the item on its agenda. The Council is meeting in accordance with the understanding reached in its prior consultations.
Members of the Council have before them document S/2005/586, which contains the special report of the Secretary-General on the United Nations Operation in Burundi.
After consultations among members of the Council, I have been authorized to make the following statement on behalf of the Council:
“The Security Council took note of the Secretary-General’s special report on the situation in Burundi (S/2005/586) dated 14 September 2005, in particular the proposal to establish a partners’ forum as an international support mechanism.
“The Security Council also took note of the declaration adopted on 13 September 2005 in New York during the summit on Burundi, co-chaired by the Secretary-General and the President of the Republic of Uganda in his capacity as Chairman of the Regional Peace Initiative for Burundi.
“The Security Council welcomes the decision taken during the summit to establish a forum of Burundi’s partners and encourages the Special Representative of the Secretary-General to conclude discussions with all concerned partners in order to establish the forum as soon as possible.
“The forum should work with the Government of Burundi in consolidating peace and national reconciliation in Burundi, supporting reforms being undertaken by the Government and in enhancing donor coordination, and work in close coordination with the peacebuilding commission once it is operational.
“The Security Council also reiterates its call to the donor community to pursue bilateral and multilateral efforts to support the country.”
This statement will be issued as a document of the Security Council under the symbol S/PRST/2005/43.
The Security Council thus concluded the present stage of its consideration of the item on its agenda.