UN sets up emergency fund to help Guinea-Bissau maintain key social services

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today announced the establishment of an emergency fund to help Guinea-Bissau cover its destabilizing budget gap so that the country's Transitional Government can resume social services.

UN Security Council appeals for urgent help for Guinea-Bissau

The United Nations Security Council today renewed its appeal for urgent assistance to Guinea-Bissau as the transitional government of the West African country prepares for March elections amid a stagnant economy.

Guinea-Bissau's transitional government is normalizing the country, Annan says

Calling the brief military coup in Guinea-Bissau "the culmination of an untenable situation," United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan has called on the international community to recommend ways of preventing democratically elected governments in post-conflict countries flouting the basic practices of governance.

Mandate of UN office in Guinea-Bissau extended one year

The Security Council has extended for another year, on the recommendation of Secretary-General Kofi Annan, the mandate of the United Nations office in Guinea-Bissau so that the transitional government will have the time to strengthen democratic institutions.

President of Guinea-Bissau requests Security Council help with salaries, elections

The President of Guinea-Bissau, Henrique Perreira Rosa, today appealed to the United Nations Security Council to help his West African country pay its civil servants the salaries owed them and assist his transitional government in preparing peaceful elections.

Guinea-Bissau parties pull back from brink following coup d’état – UN official

The civil and military groups in Guinea-Bissau “seem to have pulled back from the brink” but the country will need international assistance to ensure a successful transition to civilian rule following a coup d’état in that country earlier this month, a senior United Nations official told the Security Council today.

Security Council condemns coup d'état in Guinea-Bissau

The United Nations Security Council today joined Secretary-General Kofi Annan in condemning the coup d'état in Guinea-Bissau and called for the speedy restoration of constitutional order in that country.

Guinea-Bissau: Annan condemns coup d'etat, urges end to violence

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today condemned the coup d'état in Guinea-Bissau, urging measures to bring stability to the turbulent African nation.

Guinea-Bissau: Security Council expresses concern over delayed electoral process

The United Nations Security Council today expressed concern over the delay in the registration of voters for Guinea-Bissau’s up-coming parliamentary elections and appealed to the government to speed up the process and redouble efforts to restore good governance.

Conditions in Guinea-Bissau continue to worsen, Security Council told

The political, economic and security situation in Guinea-Bissau has worsened, raising questions of the feasibility of proceeding with next month's elections, a top United Nations envoy told the Security Council today.