The 1,000 women who gathered at the first forum of women and girls for peace in Guinea-Bissau on 25 May said that Guinean women have the potential to fight and win and to make peace and stability prevail. Concerned about the political situation in Guinea-Bissau, they appealed to peace and asked to be heard because their voices count. UN Under-Secretary-General Ana Maria Menendez was present, heard and offered support.

UNIOGBIS is promoting a series of seminars on military leadership in Guinea-Bissau. The first event was held on 9 and 10 May 2018, in the Armed Forces club in Bissau. On 16 and 17 May was the turn of army officials and in the following weeks, UNIOGBIS Military advisor will offer his training integrated ion an ongoing Officers course. Close to 100 military will be reached.

Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs Tayé-Brook Zerihoun, Executive Director of the UN Office for Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Yury Fedotov and Ambassador Mauro Viera (Brazil), as the chair of the Peacebuilding Commission’s Guinea-Bissau configuration briefed the Security Council today over the situation in Guinea-Bissau and challenges ahead of upcoming elections.

Bissau, 5 April (UNIOGBIS/PIU) - Following the adoption on 28 February by the Security Council of resolution 2404, on the mandate of UNIOGBIS, the UN Department of Political Affairs (DPA) led a technical mission of UN entities to Guinea-Bissau on 26-30 March, to ensure the effective implementation of its revised mandate. In addition to UNIOGBIS, the mission met with United nations Country team in the country, key national stakeholders, and regional and international interlocutors. The Director of DPA Africa II Division led the mission. Abdel-Fatau Musah is interviewed by UNIOGBIS/PIU.