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To mark International Human Rights Day, celebrated every year on 10 December, UNIOGBIS in partnership with Ministry of Justice and Human Rights, the National Commission on Human Rights and the House of Rights (Casa dos Direitos) held a ceremony in the Government Palace in Bissau.

At the end of his two-day visit, President of the UN Peacebuilding Commission - Guinea-Bissau Configuration Mauro Vieira said he was confident that the elections would take place on 24 November in a fair, peaceful and credible manner.

The UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) began today in Bissau, 23 september, a five-day training on specialized investigative techniques in the fight against drug trafficking and transnational organized crime for Supreme Court Judges, Prosecutors, Judicial Police Officers, among others.

In her first week in office, the UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General to Guinea-Bissau, Ms. Rosine Hadizatou Sori-Coulibaly met the national authorities and will continue her courtesy visits to national and international partners in Guinea-Bissau.

Since the inauguration of Guinea-Bissau’s new Government in July, the political arena has been dominated by preparation for presidential elections, the assistant chief for UN peacekeeping operations in Africa told the Security Council on Tuesday, briefing members on the state of the nation, and the UN peacebuilding office there (UNIOGBIS).

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