Chair of Guinea-Bissau configuration of the Peacebuilding Commission to visit Bissau
26 Aug 2011 - The Chair of the Guinea-Bissau configuration of the Peacebuilding Commission (PBC) in Bissau and Brazilian Ambassador to the United Nations, Maria Luiza Ribeiro Viotti, is expected in Bissau for a 48-hour visit.
During her staying, ambassador Viotti will be received by the country main authorities and hold meetings with members of Guinea-Bissau Government, civil society representatives, youth and religious leaders as well as the diplomatic corp.
The visit aims at ensuring the UN support to Guinea-Bissau main reforms implementation, especially the Security Sector Reform (SSR).
Following the inclusion of Guinea-Bissau's in PBC's agenda in 2007, the Peace Building Fund (PBF) allocated $6 million to support 2008 legislative elections, rehabilitate two prisons and three military barracks and develop a youth employment project. A second allocation of $16.8 million has been announced and will help address peacebuilding challenges, including the SSR implementation, the promotion of national dialogue and youth employment.