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The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General and head of the UN Integrated Peacebuilding Office in Guinea-Bissau (UNIOGBIS), José Viegas Filho, will present today at 3 pm*, Bissau time, the report of the Secretary-General on the situation in the country before the UN Security Council. It is the first time that the SRSG addresses the Council.

On 14-17 August, UNIOGBIS, through its Military Adviser, in partnership with Armed Forces General Staff of Guinea-Bissau, organized in Bissau a seminar on peace missions for more than 60 officers of the Guinean Armed Forces. 

The Chair of the Guinea-Bissau Configuration of the UN Peacebuilding Commission (PBC) and permanent representative of Brazil to the UN, has ended his visit to Bissau, confident that since his last sojourn a year ago, there has been a great progress towards normalization of the political situation.

The two-week “Methodology and Didactic Training of Trainer Course” focusing on Electoral Violence and Security (EVS) ended today at the United Nations Peacebuilding Office in Guinea-Bissau -UNIOGBIS- with the 30 participants and facilitators happy to have reached each other their expectations and goals.

To mark the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, this Tuesday 26 June, the United Nations urged all countries to promote prevention, treatment, rehabilitation and reintegration services, as well as to ensure access to controlled medications. In Guinea-Bissau the prevention campaign continued in schools.

The chair of the UN Sanctions Committee established under resolution 2048, Anatolio Ndong Mba, is in Guinea-Bissau for a two-day visit with a view to obtaining first-hand accounts on the sanctions measures imposed by Security Council resolution 2048 (2012) and discuss political developments in Guinea-Bissau.

The 1,000 women who gathered at the first forum of women and girls for peace in Guinea-Bissau on 25 May said that Guinean women have the potential to fight and win and to make peace and stability prevail. Concerned about the political situation in Guinea-Bissau, they appealed to peace and asked to be heard because their voices count. UN Under-Secretary-General Ana Maria Menendez was present, heard and offered support.

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