Bissau

Ban welcomes start of Guinea-Bissau talks as ‘first step’ in region-led effort to end political crisis

Welcoming the start of an inclusive dialogue among political leaders, civil society and religious communities of Guinea-Bissau today, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon encouraged all the parties to engage in constructive discussions and “seize this opportunity for a favourable outcome” in the interest of the country’s people.”

Guinea-Bissau: Political impasse needs to be broken to allow economic reforms to proceed, reports UN envoy

In his briefing to the United Nations Security Council today, a senior United Nations official emphasized the need for Guinea-Bissau’s political leaders to put aside partisan considerations and focus on national interests and the welfare of the suffering population.

Security Council urges political solution to Guinea-Bissau crisis

Following a briefing yesterday by the head of the United Nations peacebuilding office in Guinea-Bissau, the Security Council has encouraged national actors to abide by the constitution and rule of law, while striving to find a political solution to the crisis in the country.

Guinea-Bissau: Ban urges all political stakeholders to avoid escalation after outbreak of protests

In the wake of protests in Guinea-Bissau, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged all political stakeholders and their supporters to act responsibly, refrain from violence and avoid an escalation of the situation by settling their concerns through dialogue.

Ban appoints Malian national as Special Representative for UN Guinea-Bissau office

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today announced the appointment of Modibo Touré of Mali as his new Special Representative for Guinea-Bissau and Head of the UN Integrated Peacebuilding Office in Guinea-Bissau (UNIOGBIS).