Guinea-Bissau: Security Council warns of potential sanctions if elections hindered

The United Nations Security Council today urged a return to constitutional order in Guinea-Bissau, which has postponed presidential and legislative elections until next year, and warned that it would consider further measures – such as sanctions – against anyone who hampers such efforts in the West African country.

Security Council urges Guinea-Bissau elections to be held ‘as soon as possible’

The United Nations Security Council has called on Bissau Guinean authorities to resolve any outstanding issues and allow the start of the electoral process in the shortest time possible.

Guinea-Bissau’s transition is on track, UN envoy tells Security Council

Despite a possible delay in the elections scheduled for November, the political efforts in Guinea-Bissau are moving forward and the country remains calm, the Security Council was told today.

Senior UN human rights official urges Guinea-Bissau to boost fight against impunity

A senior United Nations human rights official today urged the Government of Guinea-Bissau to strengthen its fight against impunity, as he completed his first mission to the West African nation.

Security Council extends UN political mission in Guinea-Bissau

The United Nations Security Council today extended the mandate of the United Nations political mission in Guinea-Bissau to assist in finding solutions to the political and economic crisis being exacerbated by additional challenges posed by transnational crime, in particular drug trafficking and money laundering.

Ban recommends adjustment in UN mission in Guinea-Bissau to help restore order, stability

The mandate of the United Nations political mission in Guinea-Bissau should be adjusted to support a two-phase process towards full restoration of constitutional order and medium-term stability in the country, which last year faced a military coup, according to a report by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon presented to the Security Council today.

Security Council extends mandate of UN office in Guinea-Bissau for three months

The Security Council today extended the United Nations office in Guinea-Bissau for three months, and requested Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to provide recommendations on its future mandate and any possible readjustment in the world body’s support to the West African nation.

Insecurity and impunity remain serious problems in Guinea-Bissau, warns UN official

In spite of the recent steps taken by various parties in Guinea-Bissau to advance the transition process, insecurity and impunity are still serious issues that the Government must urgently address, a senior United Nations official said today.

Former Timorese president José Ramos-Horta appointed UN envoy to Guinea-Bissau

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed former Timorese President and Nobel Peace Prize laureate José Ramos-Horta as the new United Nations envoy to Guinea-Bissau.