Mr. Touré replaces Miguel Trovoada of São Tome and Principe, who completed his assignment on 30 April 2016. The Secretary-General is grateful for Mr. Trovoada’s leadership and for the accomplishments of the Mission during his tenure at UNIOGBIS.
"The renewal of UNIOGBIS mandate is very important for the country, given that it plays an important role - to truly reconcile Guineans, I witness the efforts of UNIOGBIS representatives who have passed in the country, and they have given their best to help solve the Guinean political crisis ",
Under its renewed mandate, which will begin on 1 March 2016 until 28 February 2017,UNIOGBIS will continue to focus on supporting an inclusive political dialogue and national reconciliation process to strengthen democratic governance and work toward
The drawn-out political crisis in Guinea-Bissau is taking a toll on development and the situation could get worse in the absence of “a frank and sincere dialogue” involving all parties concerned, Miguel Trovoada, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative and Head
The PBC underscores that this situation has been negatively impacting on the functioning of the State, including the disruption of vital social services to the population.