The PBC-GB Chair visited Guinea-Bissau on 23 and 24 October to observe UN preparations and support for the presidential elections and to seek to maintain international interest in the country beyond the elections.
After separate meetings with Bissau-Guinean political actors and heads of sovereign bodies - President of the Republic, José Mário Vaz, President of the National People's Assembly (ANP), Cipriano Cassamá and the Prime Minister, Aristides Gomes - the mission met with the members of the government,
After congratulating the Judiciary Police on recent and massive drug seizures, UN Secretary-General Special Representative in Guinea-Bissau, Rosine Hadizatou Sori Coulibaly, said: “The problem of drug trafficking in Guinea-Bissau remains a matter of concern for the government and the subregion, a
Journalists and aspirants to the profession will be trained on ethics and conflict-sensitive reporting and will acquire multi-media production skills. The two yearlong curriculum also includes gender sensitive reporting in addition to the essentials of journalism.
Bintou Keita, Assistant Secretary-General for the Department of Peacekeeping Affairs and Department of Peacekeeping Operations, commended the West African nation for “the successful holding of the legislative elections on 10 March,” despite delays due to political clashes.
Ms. Rosine H. Sori-Coulibaly, of Burkina Faso, arrived in Bissau on 5 September 2019 as the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Guinea-Bissau and the Head of the United Nations Integrated Peacebuilding Office in Guinea-Bissau (UNIOGBIS).
The purpose of the training is to increase capacities of law enforcement agencies, prosecutors and judges to investigate, prosecute and adjudicate crimes of money laundering, which is a critical element to prevent and combat drug trafficking and organized crime.