Bissau

Growing use of contraception saves lives in Guinea-Bissau – UN agency

A growing understanding of the role of family planning and the spread of contraception use resulting from greater access to reproductive healthcare is helping to save lives in Guinea-Bissau, according to the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).

Drugs and crime threaten recent stability in Guinea-Bissau, warn UN officials

The prospects for political stability in Guinea-Bissau appear to be good but are threatened by drug trafficking and organized crime, United Nations officials warned the Security Council today.

Guinea-Bissau closer to political stability, security – Secretary-General

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has expressed cautious optimism over the progress of democracy in Guinea Bissau, where a series of political assassinations earlier this year threatened stability in the impoverished West African country.

No impunity for political killers, Guinea-Bissau says at UN Assembly

Determining who is responsible for a series of assassinations of senior political and military figures in Guinea-Bissau earlier this year is essential to consolidating the rule of law in the troubled West African country, its Prime Minister told the General Assembly today as he pledged that there would be no impunity for the perpetrators.

On inauguration of new president, Ban pledges support for peace in Guinea-Bissau

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today used the inauguration of a newly elected president in Guinea-Bissau to pledge United Nations support to enhance peace and development in a country that has been plagued by grinding poverty and periodic bouts of civil war, coups, assassinations, and drug trafficking.

Ban applauds Guinea-Bissau for peaceful staging of presidential election run-off

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today commended the Government, security forces, election officials and political parties of Guinea-Bissau for this week's peaceful staging of the run-off round of presidential elections in the troubled West African country.

Guinea-Bissau: Security Council welcomes upcoming polls

The Security Council today welcomed the convening of presidential polls in Guinea-Bissau this June, following last month’s assassination of the West African nation’s leader, calling for continued international support for the election process.

Support for Guinea-Bissau’s elections, fight against impunity vital – UN envoy

The United Nations envoy to Guinea-Bissau today urged continued support for national reconciliation and the fight against impunity in the West African country, which is gearing up for elections following last month’s double assassinations of the President and of the Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces.

Recent Guinea-Bissau killings underscore urgent need for reform, says Ban

Last month’s assassinations of Guinea-Bissau’s president and his chief of staff have highlighted the need for the West African nation’s justice, defence and security sectors to be reformed, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says in a new report.

Condemning Guinea-Bissau assassinations, UN Council calls for calm

Condemning “in the strongest terms” the assassination of the president of Guinea-Bissau and his chief of staff, the United Nations Security Council today called on the people, political leaders, and the armed forces of the country to remain calm, exercise restraint and maintain stability.