Security Council extends UN Guinea-Bissau office for three months

The Security Council today extended the mandate of the United Nations Integrated Peace-Building Office in Guinea-Bissau, known as UNIOGBIS, so that it can continue to assist in tackling a range of political, security and development challenges in the country.

Ban appoints Irish national as new deputy envoy for Guinea-Bissau

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today announced the appointment of Maria do Valle Ribeiro of Ireland as his Deputy Special Representative for Guinea-Bissau.

Security Council, Ban commend Guinea-Bissau as electors count ballots

With ballot counting underway in Guinea Bissau’s presidential run-off, the United Nations Security Council and Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today welcomed the successful conclusion of the second round of voting and urged the political parties to peacefully address any grievances arising from the elections through the appropriate channels.

Ahead of Guinea-Bissau polls, UN chief urges high turnout, peaceful vote

On the eve of run-off presidential elections in Guinea-Bissau, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has urged voters to show the same sense of civic duty exhibited during the first round of the polls “by turning out in large numbers and in a peaceful manner.”

Ban appoints veteran diplomat as deputy head of UN Guinea-Bissau office

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today appointed Marco Carmignani of Brazil as his Deputy Special Representative with the United Nations Peacebuilding Support Office in Guinea-Bissau (UNIOGBIS).

As Guinea-Bissau votes in bid for stability, UN urges respect for results

With preparations supported by the United Nations, voters in Guinea-Bissau head to the polls this Sunday in presidential and parliamentary elections many hope will bring stability to the tiny West African nation.

Security Council urges holding of peaceful, credible polls in Guinea-Bissau

The United Nations Security Council has urged all national stakeholders in Guinea-Bissau to facilitate the conduct of peaceful and credible elections on 13 April, when citizens of the West African nation will participate in long-delayed president and legislative elections.

As delayed Guinea-Bissau vote nears, UN panel stresses need for free, fair polls

The United Nations panel dealing with peacebuilding efforts in Guinea-Bissau today welcomed the successful preparations for the country’s upcoming legislative and presidential elections and called on all stakeholders to cooperate in ensuring that the polls are free and fair.

Independent UN expert urges Guinea-Bissau to address critical needs of the poorest

An independent United Nations human rights expert today called on authorities in Guinea-Bissau to address the critical needs of the poorest and most marginalized members of society as she wrapped up her first official visit to the West African nation.

Guinea-Bissau urged to keep up momentum ahead of delayed vote – Security Council

The United Nations Security Council urged Guinea-Bissau and the international community to redouble efforts aimed at preparing for the long delayed elections which have been postponed yet again, and reiterated that they are willing to use targeted sanctions against civilian and military individuals who undermine efforts to restore the constitutional order.