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The United Nations system in Guinea-Bissau marked the 73rd anniversary of the creation of the world organization with a two-day forum under the theme "A shared vision for the sustainable development of Guinea-Bissau-United Nations Partnership Agreement Framework (UNPAF)".

The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General in Guinea-Bissau (SRSG), Jose Viegas Filho, was on the ground today to see by himself the ongoing voter registration. SRSG Filho went to Bra neighborhood in Bissau talking to future electors and to those in charge at the registration on the site.

The registration process is underway in Guinea-Bissau, despite the difficulties. With about 150 teams on the ground, the Electoral Process Support Office (GTAPE) has already managed to register more than 30,000 voters.

It is with great personal and professional satisfaction that we, the United Nations in Guinea-Bissau, witnessed the approval by the National Assembly of the Gender Parity Quota Law, legislation that will allow the women of Guinea-Bissau to get a fairer representation in political office.

Highlighting the importance of the upcoming legislative elections in Guinea-Bissau, the top United Nations official in the country reiterated the importance of “far-reaching” reforms to prevent a relapse into political and institutional instability.

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.