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As part of the commemoration of Nelson Mandela International Day, dedicated to offering 67 minutes to the community (representing the years Nelson Mandela dedicated to humanity), a group of 18 citizens from the most remote regions of Guinea-Bissau visited the organs of sovereignty of their country.

As part of its mission to support women's participation in politics and decision-making, the UN Women Program in Guinea-Bissau, in partnership with UNIOGBIS, will promote between 11 and 12 July 2019 , a national atelier for discussion and reflection on the implementation of the parity law in the last legislative elections, lessons learned and the main challenges for an inclusive and democratic electoral process.

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), in partnership with the Government of Guinea Bissau and the Ana Pereira Foundation, celebrated today in Bissau World Population Day under the motto "25 years of the ICPD: Accelerating the Promises" .

On 9 July, the UNIOGBIS Human Rights Section in partnership with the Human Rights Defenders Network provided technical support to civil society organizations for the holding of the Validation Workshop for the Civil Society Report for the 3rd Cycle of the Universal Periodic Review of Guinea-Bissau.

From 08 to 09 July, UNIOGBIS Gender Unit, jointly with the Women Mediators Network (REMUME) of Guinea Bissau, continued the series of training courses on mediation and dialogue for conflict resolutions at the community level.

On 24 May the group of five international partners of Guinea-Bissau - the African Union, CPLP, ECOWAS, European Union, and the United Nations - issued a statement expressing concern for the new political impasse and call for the “urgent” appointment of a new prime minister and government respecting the “sovereign will of the people of Guinea-Bissau” expressed in the 10 March legislative elections.

In the final communiqué of its 34th annual meeting, which took place this year in Bissau, the Heads of UN Peace Missions in West Africa urged all political parties represented at the National People's Guinea-Bissau "to work together constructively to enable that legislative body to focus on post-electoral priorities.