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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'Find common ground' for resolution of political crisis – Security Council (13.09.2017)

[…] The causes of instability in Guinea-Bissau remain unaddressed, the Council noted, stressing the need for the Government to continue to take concrete steps in such areas as security sector reform, reinforcing the judicial system's fight against corruption, improving public administration and...

Fresh talks in Guinea-Bissau to end 2-year deadlock (29.06.2017)

Guinea-Bissau's President Jose Mario Vaz was scheduled to meet political parties on Thursday to try to put an end to the country's political crisis. He's been given three months by the West African Economic Community (Ecowas) to find a solution.

Risky political maneuvers seek an end to Guinea-Bissau impasse (02.06.2017)

Guinea-Bissau President José Mário Vaz issued a bullish challenge to opponents on May 19, to convene a sitting of parliament if they believe his government lacks the majority to effect legislation in the historically unstable West African state. The last such sitting came almost 12 months ago, with...

Security Council ‘ready to act’ if political crisis worsens (12.05.2017)

Expressing deep concern over the protracted political and institutional crisis in Guinea Bissau, the United Nations Security Council has said it is ready to take necessary measures if the situation further deteriorates.

ECOWAS threatens sanctions in Guinea-Bissau (26.04.2017)

West African regional bloc ECOWAS is ready to impose targeted sanctions against those it deems responsible for blocking implementation of a deal to resolve a political crisis in Guinea-Bissau.

Political crisis in Guinea Bissau deepens (13.03.2017)

Hundreds of protesters marched in Guinea Bissau’s capital at the weekend to demand the departure of President Jose Mario Vaz, the latest sign of growing anti-government sentiment following an 18-month-long political crisis.

Security Council extends mandate of UN Guinea-Bissau peacebuilding office through 2018 (23.02.2017)

[…] Among its primary responsibilities, the Council mandated the Office to focus its efforts on supporting an inclusive political dialogue and national reconciliation, and providing technical assistance to national authorities.