The United Nations system in Guinea-Bissau marked the 73rd anniversary of the creation of the world organization with a two-day forum under the theme "A shared vision for the sustainable development of Guinea-Bissau-United Nations Partnership Agreement Framework (UNPAF)".

The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General in Guinea-Bissau (SRSG), Jose Viegas Filho, was on the ground today to see by himself the ongoing voter registration. SRSG Filho went to Bra neighborhood in Bissau talking to future electors and to those in charge at the registration on the site.

The registration process is underway in Guinea-Bissau, despite the difficulties. With about 150 teams on the ground, the Electoral Process Support Office (GTAPE) has already managed to register more than 30,000 voters.

On 2 August, the Parliament of Guinea-Bissau unanimously adopted a law that aims at ensuring the minimum 36 percent representation of women to be respected in elections or appointments to the National People's Congress and equality between men and women.

Highlighting the importance of the upcoming legislative elections in Guinea-Bissau, the top United Nations official in the country reiterated the importance of “far-reaching” reforms to prevent a relapse into political and institutional instability.