Guinea Bissau

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United Nations Integrated Peace-building Office in Guinea Bissau (UN-Peacebuilding)
Begin: 01/10

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ECOWAS Mission in Guinea Bissau

Begin: 04/12

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Security Council urges political solution to Guinea-Bissau crisis (15.06.2016)

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.

Ban urges all political stakeholders to avoid escalation after outbreak of protests (27.05.2016)

[…] The Secretary-General is “deeply concerned” over the situation in Guinea-Bissau following the President’s decision to appoint a new Prime Minister and the subsequent protests in opposition to that move, said a statement issued by Mr. Ban’s spokesperson.

Guinea-Bissau's President dissolves government (12.05.2016)

Guinea-Bissau's President Jose Mario Vaz sacked Prime Minister Carlos Correia and dissolved his government on Thursday in a move that threatened to worsen political turmoil that has crippled the tiny West African nation.

Ban appoints Malian national as Special Representative for UN Guinea-Bissau office (05.05.2016)

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).

Security Council extends UN Guinea-Bissau office for another year (26.02.2016)

[…] Under its renewed mandate, which will begin on 1 March 2016 until 28 February 2017, UNIOGBIS will continue to focus on supporting an inclusive political dialogue and national reconciliation process to strengthen democratic governance and work towards consensus on key political issues,...

Guinea-Bissau’s political stalemate taking toll on development – UN envoy (17.02.2016)

The political impasse in Guinea-Bissau could delay implementation of critical reforms and erode progress in the West African country’s development, the United Nations envoy there warned the Security Council today.