In celebration of World Day of Human Rights, December 10, in Guinea-Bissau different civil society organizations in partnership with the United Nations have carried out many activities for the promotion and defense of Human rights, such as lectures in schools and universities, and distribution of a practical human rights guide.

On 1 December, World AIDS Day is commemorated - an act of solidarity with the 78 million people infected with HIV and remember the 35 million who died of AIDS-related illnesses since the earliest HIV cases were detected. This year the focus is on “Access Equity Rights Now".

On 10 November, the Civil Society Movement, the Free Citizens' Movement, the National Youth Council and the National Youth Network launched a civic education campaign on citizenship and democratic culture across the country with the support of UNIOGBIS.

Bissau, 7 November (UNIOGBIS/PIU) – Ending a mediation visit to Bissau on 5 November, the High-Level ECOWAS Mission led by the Chairperson of the Authority of ECOWAS Heads of State and Government and Liberian President, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, appealed to all Bissau-Guinean stakeholders to respect the Conakry Agreement.

4 November 2016 - Guinea-Bissau has been plunged into a crisis since August 12, 2015, after the fall of the government led by Domingos Simões Pereira. Due to this situation, the country has lost many business and investment opportunities, according to economists. The support of international donors at the 2015 Brussels Round Table has also been suspended. The political impasse has dragged the country into an unprecedented socioeconomic crisis and people fear a new civil war in the country.

New York/Bissau, 20 October (UNIOGBIS/PIU) – The Special Representative of the Secretary General and Head of the United Nations Integrated Peacebuilding Office in Guinea-Bissau (UNIOGBIS), Modibo Ibrahim Touré, today briefed the Members of the Security Council on the inclusive dialogue among political leaders, civil society and religious communities of Guinea-Bissau held in Conakry on 11-14 October.