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On 14 February, the UN Security Council will be briefed on the Report of the Secretary-General of the United Nations on the situation in Guinea-Bissau and the work of UNIOGBIS after which discussion will feed into Council members upcoming negotiations to renew the mandate of UNIOGBIS.

The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, and the Secretary-General of the United Nations, António Guterres, express concern over the protracted political crisis in Guinea-Bissau despite the multiple opportunities offered to the main political stakeholders to arrive at a consensual arrangement.

Guinea-Bissau entered the New Year with its not so new problems – a political impasse which has blocked institutions and undermined the population’s living conditions and hampered development. In spite of the political tension, the Bissau-Guinean people continue committed to non-violence.

The “House of Rights,” in partnership with various national and international organizations involved in the defense of human rights in Guinea-Bissau, have organized a fortnight for the promotion of human rights in the framework of the celebration of the Human Rights Day on 10 December.

On 25 November, International Day for the Elimination of All Forms of Violence against Women, a 16 day campaign of activism was launched in Guinea-Bissau, composed of several community awareness activities and will end on 10 December - International Human Rights Day.

The high-level ECOWAS delegation ended today a three-day mission in Bissau, “stressing the urgent need for Bissau-Guinean stakeholders to work resolutely towards the effective implementation of the Bissau and Conakry Agreements.”

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