New York - The Secretary-General will be closely watching the upcoming second round of presidential elections in Guinea-Bissau as an important measure of national commitment to democracy and reconciliation.
20 July 2009 - The United Nations and ECOWAS top-representatives in Guinea-Bissau today attended a meeting in Bissau with one of the country's run-off presidential elections candidates aimed at appeasing the tension around the electoral campaign.
23 June 2009 - The challenges facing Guinea-Bissau, which has witnessed a spate of political killings and coup attempts since last August, are enormous, the top United Nations envoy to the country said today, urging the international community to stay engaged and provide the necessary support.
New York - On behalf of the Guinea-Bissau Configuration of the Peacebuilding Commission, I join the Security Council, the United Nations Secretary-General, the African Union, the European Union, the Economic Community of West African States, and the Community of Portuguese Language Countries in s
16 June 2009 - A credible commission of inquiry is essential for ending the cycles of violence and impunity in Guinea-Bissau, which has witnessed a spate of political killings over the past several months, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stated in his latest report on the West African nation.
9 June 2009 - The Security Council today spoke out against the recent killings of top political figures in Guinea-Bissau, serving as a "tragic setback" to the West African nation which has been rocked by a series of civil conflicts, coups d'état and uprisings in recent decades.
5 June 2009 - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has voiced his concern at the "emerging pattern of killings" of high profile personalities in Guinea-Bissau, where a presidential candidate and a member of parliament were gunned down today, just months after the country's president and his chief of sta
New York - The Secretary-General is dismayed by the news of the assassinations of a candidate in the forthcoming presidential elections in Guinea Bissau, Mr. Baciro Dabo, and of a Member of Parliament and former Minister of Defense, Mr. Helder Proenca, along with others.