News stories

The United Nations Integrated Peacebuilding Office (UNIOGBIS) organizes on 4-5 October, at Hotel Lisboa in Bissau, a workshop for political party officials and their communication officers on what to do and how to communicate more effectively with their constituencies and with the media, to promote sustainable peace and development in the country.

Under the theme "Literacy in a Digital World" was celebrated on 8 September 2017 the International Day of Literacy, instituted by UNESCO in 1965 with the aim of eradicating illiteracy around the world.

The Organizing Committee of the National Conference (COCN) – “Paths to Peace and Development” celebrated, for the first time, in partnership with the United Nations, International Day of Peace on 21 September.

Women from Bafatá region attending the workshop on women's political participation promised today that they will not vote for parties that do not include women in the top places of the lists, in the upcoming parliamentary election.

The group of five international organizations involved in the peacebuilding process in Guinea-Bissau, known as P5, have once again asked President José Mário Vaz to take action towards political stability, by implementing the Bissau and Conakry agreements.

The headquarters of the Regional Election Commission (CRE) of the Bafatá region was inaugurated on August 3 by the Chair of the Parliament, Cipriano Cassamá, and the Deputy Representative of the UN Secretary General, David McLachlan-Karr who is also responsible for the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in Guinea-Bissau.

A training for the technicians of the Regional national Electoral Commissions (CNE) ran from July 24 to 1 August in all regions of the country, in the areas of Leadership, Electoral System and Disputes Management in electoral process.

The chair of the UN Peacebuilding Commission Guinea-Bissau Configuration (PBC-GB), Mauro Vieira, finished on Thursday, 27, his two-day mission of to the country, with a meeting with President José Mário Vaz, after which he declared to be encouraged in relation to the prospects of solving the crisis.