A delay in the adoption of the government programme and budget amid the political wrangling has affected government services.
The event is supported by the United Nations system in the country. This year’s theme is "The Road to 2030: eradicate poverty and achieve sustainable consumption and production", highlighting the leading role of young people in the achievement of this goal.
“All stakeholders should demonstrate political will and good faith. The population of the country is watching you and counts on you because it is the first victim of this situation.”
No country in the world is free from corruption. Sixty-eight percent of the world's countries have serious problems and five of the ten most corrupt countries in the world also figure in the list of the least peaceful, says Transparency International.
In Guinea-Bissau, the World Population Day was observed in Buba and Bissau under the theme "Investing in girls to ensure the future." In Buba, activities led by the Ministry of Culture Youth and Sports with the support of the UNFPA took place at the regional office UNIOGBIS.
In his message, Ban Ki-moon linked the fight against drug abuse and illicit trafficking to the recently adopted Sustainable development Goals. “Goal 3 calls on countries to strengthen the prevention and treatment of narcotic drug abuse, end AIDS and combat hepatitis.