To commemorate Democracy Day, September 15, on the theme of "Participation" and Peace Day, September 21, on the theme "Climate Action for Peace", UNIOGBIS and UN agencies held a series of outreach events with young people at universities and political parties in Bissau.

The UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) began today in Bissau, 23 september, a five-day training on specialized investigative techniques in the fight against drug trafficking and transnational organized crime for Supreme Court Judges, Prosecutors, Judicial Police Officers, among others.

In her first week in office, the UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General to Guinea-Bissau, Ms. Rosine Hadizatou Sori-Coulibaly met the national authorities and will continue her courtesy visits to national and international partners in Guinea-Bissau.

Since the inauguration of Guinea-Bissau’s new Government in July, the political arena has been dominated by preparation for presidential elections, the assistant chief for UN peacekeeping operations in Africa told the Security Council on Tuesday, briefing members on the state of the nation, and the UN peacebuilding office there (UNIOGBIS).

On Saturday 7 September, the Guinean Judiciary Police (JP) proceeded with the destruction of 1,869 kilos of cocaine seized last week in the north of the country as a result of operation ‘Navara’.

The Human Rights Section of the United Nations Integrated Office for Peacebuilding in Guinea-Bissau (UNIOGBIS), in partnership with the National Defense Institute (IDN), organizes the workshop for instructors from the Armed Forces and employees of the National Institute of Defense from 20 to 23 August in Bissau.

World Humanitarian Day honors aid workers around the world who risk their own lives to help save and improve the lives of others.