The United Nations Integrated Peacebuilding Office in Guinea-Bissau (UNIOGBIS) is saddened and concerned to learn about the death of a civilian and injury to several others, reportedly following a demonstration in Bissau on Saturday, 26 October 2019.
An event, scheduled to take place in the National People’s Assembly in presence of members of the Government and UN officials, was cancelled at the last minute for reasons beyond the Mission’s control as well as that of the ANP President.
The PBC-GB Chair visited Guinea-Bissau on 23 and 24 October to observe UN preparations and support for the presidential elections and to seek to maintain international interest in the country beyond the elections.
After separate meetings with Bissau-Guinean political actors and heads of sovereign bodies - President of the Republic, José Mário Vaz, President of the National People's Assembly (ANP), Cipriano Cassamá and the Prime Minister, Aristides Gomes - the mission met with the members of the government,
After congratulating the Judiciary Police on recent and massive drug seizures, UN Secretary-General Special Representative in Guinea-Bissau, Rosine Hadizatou Sori Coulibaly, said: “The problem of drug trafficking in Guinea-Bissau remains a matter of concern for the government and the subregion, a
Journalists and aspirants to the profession will be trained on ethics and conflict-sensitive reporting and will acquire multi-media production skills. The two yearlong curriculum also includes gender sensitive reporting in addition to the essentials of journalism.
Bintou Keita, Assistant Secretary-General for the Department of Peacekeeping Affairs and Department of Peacekeeping Operations, commended the West African nation for “the successful holding of the legislative elections on 10 March,” despite delays due to political clashes.