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30 August 2016 – In his briefing to the United Nations Security Council today, a senior United Nations official emphasized the need for Guinea-Bissau’s political leaders to put aside partisan considerations and focus on national interests and the welfare of the suffering population.

New York/Bissau, 26 August 2016 (PBC/UNIOGBIS) - The Guinea-Bissau Configuration of the United Nations Peacebuilding Commission (PBC) remains concerned about the lack of progress in finding a lasting solution to the political and institutional deadlock in Guinea-Bissau.

Bissau, 12 August (UNIOGBIS/PIU) - The Youth Institute and youth associations networks celebrate the International Youth Day this 12 August through sports events, cultural activities and conferences on sustainable consumption and production, and the role of youth in sustainable development.

On World Hepatitis Day, authorities of Guinea-Bissau remember that this is a serious health problem and that the country needs a systematic screening and more studies to know the true extent of the problem.

Bissau, 25 July (UNIOGBIS/PIU) – At the end of a two-day visit to Guinea-Bissau, the Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations for Political Affairs, Jeffrey Feltman encourages all politicians to find a way out of crisis through a consensual solution.

July 20, 2016 - The UN Special Rapporteur on the Independence of Judges and Lawyers in her recent report on Guinea-Bissau, after a visit to the country last year, concluded that there is “rampant impunity, high political instability and widespread corruption, particularly within the justice system, although difficult to assess.”

Bissau, 1 July (UNIOGBIS/PIU) – The round of regional conferences on national reconciliation will end this weekend in Bissau and Biombo regions. On 2-3 July, on three separate meetings, hundreds of participants will discuss the preliminary conclusions on roots of conflict and possible solutions, raise issues and make suggestions to be considered in the final report to be adopted by the entire country at the upcoming National Conference later this year.

Bissau, 27 June (UNIOGBIS/PIU) – The International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking was marked on 26 June with the United Nations Secretary-General stressing that the challenges posed by the world drug problem require a global response that is simultaneously effective, compassionate and humane.

Bissau, June 7, 2016 - We are in the middle of the child fortnight which runs from 1 to 16 June, and includes the celebrations of the International Children's Day on 1June, World Day Against Child Labour on 12 June, and African Child Day on 16 June. The Children's Parliament of Guinea-Bissau seized the opportunity to warn that "the rights of the Guinean children continue to be violated" and to called on the leaders of the country consider the good of future generations."