In his speech, the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General (SRSG), Mr. José Viegas Filho emphasized the importance for the country to hold free, fair and credible elections this year.
In Guinea-Bissau, the date was commemorated in Nhinté village in the Cacheu region, in the presence of the UN Organization for Food and agriculture (FAO) and World Food Programme (WFP) Representatives, the Minister of Agriculture and his technicians.
José Viegas Filho, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Guinea-Bissau and the head of the UN Integrated Peacebuilding Office in the country (UNIOGBIS) called for sustained international support for the West African nation.
RESG Viegas described the efforts made to raise more funds for the 18 november elections, to support the drafting of a Stability Pact, to promote the participation of women and to assist the authorities in combating transnational organized crime in conjunction with UNODC.
“The holding of timely and credible elections is of paramount importance at this juncture,” said José Viegas Filho, Special Representative of the Secretary‑General and Head of the United Nations Integrated Peacebuilding Office in Guinea‑Bissau Bissau (UNIOGBIS). Citing an overall calm situation
Ambassador Anatolio Ndong Mba (Equatorial Guinea), as Chairman of the Guinea-Bissau Sanctions Committee in 2048, and Ambassador Mauro Vieira (Brazil), Chair of the Guinea-Bissau Peacebuilding Commission a brief communication.
During a wreath-laying ceremony in New York, the current UN chief António Guterres led staff members in paying respects to the mild-mannered diplomat from Ghana who rose through the UN system to become its seventh leader in January 1997, serving two consecutive five-year terms.