Guinea Bissau

Political crisis in Guinea-Bissau: UN Representative urges political leaders to enact reforms

Entrenched political divisions in Guinea-Bissau pose a serious threat to stability in the West African country, the top UN official there told the Security Council on Monday, as she called for continued international engagement and for reforms outlined in a four-year old agreement, to be enacted.

Guinea-Bissau: Swearing-in of new President unlikely to bring stability, says UN representative

Political discord in Guinea-Bissau could hamper the first-ever peaceful transfer of power to a democratically elected leader, the top UN official in the West African country told the Security Council on Friday. 

News in Brief 2 January 2020

  • UN envoy commends successful conclusion of Guinea-Bissau presidential election
  • UN kicks off 75th anniversary dialogues, everyone urged to ‘join the conversation’
  • Investing health works yields ‘triple dividend’, WHO chief says
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UN envoy commends successful conclusion of Guinea-Bissau presidential election

The head of the UN Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS) has underlined the Organization’s support for Guinea-Bissau following the conclusion of its presidential election. 

Monday’s Daily Brief: US formally announces climate accord withdrawal, young foreigners stranded in Syria, India toxic smog crisis, Ebola worker death shows frontline risks

A recap of stories this Monday: UN reaction to US Paris Agreement withdrawal; UNICEF urges repatriation of children stranded in Syria; Public health emergency in India’s New Delhi; Ebola health worker death in DR Congo shows deadly risks; Guinea Bissau crisis, Security Council update; UNEP campaign targets ocean microplastics.

News in Brief 4 November 2019

  • India’s New Delhi choking on record levels of smog
  • UNICEF urges governments to repatriate children stranded in Syria 
  • Council deeply concerned over political developments unfolding in Guinea-Bissau 
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News in Brief 30 October 2019

 

  • UN chief voices ‘serious concern’ over Guinea-Bissau political crisis
  • IOM suspends South Sudan Ebola screening, after death of volunteers
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    Negative racial stereotyping of people of African descent has ‘systemic impact’

 

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Guinea-Bissau spotlights threats of organized crime, Sahel terrorism in speech to UN Assembly

Organized criminal networks continue to pose a threat to Guinea-Bissau and undermine stability in the West African nation, Foreign Minister Suzi Barbosa said in her speech on Saturday to the UN General Assembly.

‘All efforts must be made’ to ensure peaceful elections for Guinea-Bissau, Security Council hears

Since the inauguration of Guinea-Bissau’s new Government in July, the political arena has been dominated by preparation for presidential elections, the assistant chief for UN peacekeeping operations in Africa told the Security Council on Tuesday, briefing members on the state of the nation, and the UN peacebuilding office there (UNIOGBIS).

‘A new chapter’ dawns for democracy in Guinea-Bissau: top UN official

The UN’s Deputy Special Representative in the West African state of Guinea-Bissau, has congratulated politicians, voters and officials across the country for the peaceful conduct of Sunday’s national assembly elections.