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English  |  português 03:44:30, Tuesday, 28 Apr 2015
 
Security sector reform is key for stability in Guinea-Bissau,- UN official, Antonio Patriota
24 April 2015 - The President of Guinea-Bissau Configuration Group and Vice-President of the United Nations Peacebuilding Fund, António Patriota visited Guinea-Bissau from 20 to 21 April, to convey to the national authorities the trust that the international community in placing on the country. He stressed that security sector reform is key for stability.
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Weapon of War Registration Campaign extended until 31 May
22 April 2015 - The history of Guinea-Bissau has been marked by instability, human rights violations and fragile institutions. Gun ownership in the hands of civilians has been one of the causes and consequence of that instability. To try to put an end to this situation, the Guinean authorities with the support of the United Nations is calling in the population to deliver and register any weapons in their possession.

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SRSG: The international community looks at Guinea-Bissau with “optimism"
21 April 2015 – The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Guinea-Bissau, Miguel Trovoada, met President José Mário Vaz for a “routine” visit and to brief him on the parliament’s request for support to the national reconciliation process and constitutional reform. At the end of the visit the SRSG said the international community looks at Guinea-Bissau with “optimism”.
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Women are still underrepresented in all areas of decision-making in Guinea-Bissau
15 April 2015 – Bissau-Guinean women are still facing many obstacles to achieve gender equality in Guinea-Bissau. Despite being more than half of the population, and although after last elections there was a slight increase of the number of women elected in the Parliament -14 over 102-, women continue to be underrepresented in decision-making processes.
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Detail of the poster of the ongoing weapon registration campaign in Guinea-Bissau