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November 25 is the first of 16 days of activism to eliminate violence against women. As part of this year's commemoration, under the theme: "Alarming the world: mobilizing resources to end violence against women and girls," United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon encouraged global leaders to collaborate with the UN Women and the United Nations Fund for Ending Violence against Women.

In celebration of World Day of Human Rights, December 10, in Guinea-Bissau different civil society organizations in partnership with the United Nations have carried out many activities for the promotion and defense of Human rights, such as lectures in schools and universities, and distribution of a practical human rights guide.

Since 1995, 16 November has been celebrated around the world as the International Day of Tolerance, based on UNESCO's Declaration of Principles on Tolerance. Although in Guinea-Bissau the date has never been observed, everyone agrees that this is a country of tolerance and respect for diversity.

Bissau, 7 November (UNIOGBIS/PIU) – Ending a mediation visit to Bissau on 5 November, the High-Level ECOWAS Mission led by the Chairperson of the Authority of ECOWAS Heads of State and Government and Liberian President, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, appealed to all Bissau-Guinean stakeholders to respect the Conakry Agreement.

4 November 2016 - Guinea-Bissau has been plunged into a crisis since August 12, 2015, after the fall of the government led by Domingos Simões Pereira. Due to this situation, the country has lost many business and investment opportunities, according to economists. The support of international donors at the 2015 Brussels Round Table has also been suspended. The political impasse has dragged the country into an unprecedented socioeconomic crisis and people fear a new civil war in the country.

New York/Bissau, 20 October (UNIOGBIS/PIU) – The Special Representative of the Secretary General and Head of the United Nations Integrated Peacebuilding Office in Guinea-Bissau (UNIOGBIS), Modibo Ibrahim Touré, today briefed the Members of the Security Council on the inclusive dialogue among political leaders, civil society and religious communities of Guinea-Bissau held in Conakry on 11-14 October.

The Assistant Secretary General of the United Nations, who is also Director of the Regional Office for Africa of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Chair of the UN Development Group (UNDG) for Africa, Mr. Abdoulaye Mar Dieye ended his visit to Guinea-Bissau between on 5 October 2016.