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.

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.