Guinea-Bissau: Security Council stresses early preparations for upcoming elections

Voicing concern at the constitutional impasse and the increasing political instability in Guinea-Bissau, the members of the United Nations Security Council today stressed the need to start preparations for the upcoming elections as soon as possible.

Annan urges international backing for upcoming elections in Guinea-Bissau

Concerned at the political, economic and social situation in Guinea-Bissau, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan has called for international support for the country's upcoming legislative elections.

Guinea-Bissau: Annan proposes extending mandate of UN peace-building support office

Secretary-General Kofi Annan has proposed extending the mandate of the United Nations Peace-building Support Office in Guinea-Bissau (UNOGBIS) until the end of next year in an attempt to support the country's stabilization efforts.

Annan dispatches envoy to help peace efforts between Gambia, Guinea-Bissau

Aiming to calm mounting tensions between Gambia and Guinea-Bissau, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan has dispatched an envoy to the region to help consolidate the recent resumption of peaceful cooperation between the two countries, a UN spokesman announced today.

Guinea-Bissau: Security Council backs Annan's call for 'constructive dialogue'

The members of the United Nations Security Council today backed a recent call by Secretary-General Kofi Annan for all sides in Guinea-Bissau to promote constructive dialogue within the norms laid down by the country's constitution.

Despite slight overall progress in Guinea-Bissau, concerns remain, Annan reports

While there has been a slight overall improvement in Guinea-Bissau's political situation, certain crucial aspects remain unresolved, according to a new report on the country by United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan.

Guinea-Bissau: Security Council encourages President to pursue reconciliation efforts

Security Council members today encouraged the President of Guinea-Bissau, Kumba Yala, in his efforts to pursue a policy of national reconciliation and dialogue in the West African country.