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Guinea-Bissau and the United Nations have signed today a Partnership Framework for the period 2016-2020. Both signatories, the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General in the country, Miguel Trovoada, and the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Artur Silva, praised the long-standing relationship between the UN and Guinea-Bissau.

Partnership Framework between the Government of Guinea-Bissau and the United Nations team for the period 2016-2020 will be signed on April 28, Thursday at 09:00 in the government palace by the UN Secretary general's Special Representative for Peacebuilding in Guinea-Bissau, Miguel Trovoada and the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Artur Silva.

A two-day meeting on 27-28 April – No mistida i estabilidade - will be held at the national parliament building in Bissau, with a view to promoting a reflection to support Guinea-Bissau entities in the search for a national consensus around stability.

April 7, 2016 (Menu / News / Media / Radio) - April usually marks the beginning of the harvest and marketing of cashew nuts that since 1976 has become the largest export product for Guinea-Bissau, taking especially in recent years, a very significant weight in the economy.

On March 8 another International Women's Day was celebrated in Guinea-Bissau, under the slogan "50/50 by 2030: Promotion of equality between men and women" with various initiatives to recall the struggle of Bissau-Guinean women, their difficulties and achievements throughout the decades in the struggle for rights and equal opportunities.

Bissau, March 2, 2016 (UNIOGBIS / UIP) - Concerned about the political situation, Bissau-Guineans call on political actors to take into account the recommendations of the UN Security Council that on 26 February extended the mandate of the Integrated UN Office for Peacebuilding in Guinea-Bissau (UNIOGBIS) for another year.

26 February 2016 – The United Nations Security Council today extended the mandate of the UN Integrated Peace-Building Office in Guinea-Bissau, known as UNIOGBIS, for an additional 12 months so that it can continue to assist the country in its path towards peace and reform.

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

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17 February 2016 – The political impasse in Guinea-Bissau could delay implementation of critical reforms and erode progress in the West African country’s development, the United Nations envoy there warned the Security Council today.

New York/Bissau,1 February 2016 -  The Guinea-Bissau Configuration of the UN Peacebuilding Commission (PBC) is concerned by the political and institutional tensions in Guinea-Bissau. This situation is troubling insofar as it is causing an unnecessary climate of uncertainty in the country.

Bissau, 18 January 2016 (UNIOGBIS/PIU) - The New Year brought more tension to the political scene in Guinea-Bissau. A group of 15 MPs of the African Party for the Independence of Guinea-Bissau and Cape Verde (PAIGC) joined those of the main opposition Party for Social Renewal (PRS) thus obtaining the majority, and decided to continue parliamentary proceedings after the Parliament Speaker, Cipriano Cassama, suspended the 18 January session on the government program, due to disturbances in the room.