Guinea Bissau

Guinea-Bissau: Upcoming elections vital to prevent ‘relapse’ into instability, says UN envoy

Highlighting the importance of the upcoming legislative elections in Guinea-Bissau, the top United Nations official in the country reiterated the importance of “far-reaching” reforms to prevent a relapse into political and institutional instability.

Guinea-Bissau: Political crisis requires continued UN presence, Security Council told

The United Nations will need to focus its efforts on supporting Guinea-Bissau’s national leaders in their efforts to appoint an acceptable Prime Minister, establish an inclusive Government, organize and conduct timely elections, and implement the priority reforms, a UN envoy for the West African country said Wednesday.

News in Brief 23 February 2017 (PM)

UN launches global campaign to rid oceans of plastic

A global campaign has been launched by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) to rid the world’s oceans and seas of plastic.

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Guinea-Bissau: Ban urges leaders to demonstrate goodwill to resolve political crisis

Expressing concern over the impact of a prolonged political and institutional crisis in Guinea-Bissau, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged the country's leadership to work towards a long-lasting political solution to the crisis on the basis of a regional roadmap agreed in September this year.

Security Council welcomes initiative to end political crisis in Guinea-Bissau

The United Nations Security Council has welcomed a recent inclusive dialogue, convened in Conakry by Alpha Condé, the President of Guinea, that involved political leaders, civil society and religious communities of Guinea-Bissau as part of a regional efforts to end the political crisis in the country.

Prolonged political crisis could erode Guinea Bissau’s development gains, UN envoy warns

The longer the political crisis continues in Guinea Bissau, the more likely the country could see setbacks to its development and economic gains, warned the head of the United Nations peacebuilding office there, urging the Security Council to pay greater attention to the situation.

Guinea-Bissau calm after dismissal of government

Guinea-Bissau remains calm after the president dismissed the government over a row with the prime minister, according to a senior UN envoy to the West African country.

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Guinea-Bissau prepares for “most important” elections

Guinea-Bissau is preparing to go to the polls on Sunday  for what have been described by a senior UN official as the West African country’s “most important” elections.

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Guinea-Bissau prepares for elections

The people of Guinea-Bissau are gearing themselves up for elections scheduled to be held on 13 April this year.

The impoverished West African country, which gained independence from Portugal in 1974, has been beset by military coups and political assassinations.

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Credible elections vital for restoring constitutional order in Guinea-Bissau, says UN envoy

The holding of credible and peaceful elections next year is vital for the process of restoring constitutional order in Guinea-Bissau, a United Nations envoy told the Security Council today, urging continued international support to help the West African nation complete this process.