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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.

15 September - On a statement released yesterday the Special Representative of the Secretary-General in Guinea-Bissau, Mr. Modibo Ibrahim Touré, welcomed the signing in Bissau, on 10 September 2016, of a roadmap for exiting from the political crisis and affirmed that the United Nations remains committed to assist the country in this regard.

4 September 2016 – Expressing a serious concern over the ongoing political impasse in Guinea-Bissau, the United Nations Security Council today urged leaders in the West African country to find a solution to the crisis, and ensure a functioning government.

30 August 2016 – In his briefing to the United Nations Security Council today, a senior United Nations official emphasized the need for Guinea-Bissau’s political leaders to put aside partisan considerations and focus on national interests and the welfare of the suffering population.

New York/Bissau, 26 August 2016 (PBC/UNIOGBIS) - The Guinea-Bissau Configuration of the United Nations Peacebuilding Commission (PBC) remains concerned about the lack of progress in finding a lasting solution to the political and institutional deadlock in Guinea-Bissau.

Bissau, 12 August (UNIOGBIS/PIU) - The Youth Institute and youth associations networks celebrate the International Youth Day this 12 August through sports events, cultural activities and conferences on sustainable consumption and production, and the role of youth in sustainable development.

On World Hepatitis Day, authorities of Guinea-Bissau remember that this is a serious health problem and that the country needs a systematic screening and more studies to know the true extent of the problem.

Bissau, 25 July (UNIOGBIS/PIU) – At the end of a two-day visit to Guinea-Bissau, the Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations for Political Affairs, Jeffrey Feltman encourages all politicians to find a way out of crisis through a consensual solution.