The UNPAF review is "an expression of the common will of the two parties to further strengthen their partnership to break the vicious circle of political instability and poverty, in which the country has plunged for more than three decades," both partners said.
In his speech, the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General (SRSG), Mr. José Viegas Filho emphasized the importance for the country to hold free, fair and credible elections this year.
In Guinea-Bissau, the date was commemorated in Nhinté village in the Cacheu region, in the presence of the UN Organization for Food and agriculture (FAO) and World Food Programme (WFP) Representatives, the Minister of Agriculture and his technicians.
The United Nations Resident Coordinator in Guinea-Bissau, David McLachlan-Karr called this Wednesday, for greater national ownership and coordinated UN intervention as one of the conditions to serve the people of Guinea-Bissau.
José Viegas Filho, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Guinea-Bissau and the head of the UN Integrated Peacebuilding Office in the country (UNIOGBIS) called for sustained international support for the West African nation.
RESG Viegas described the efforts made to raise more funds for the 18 november elections, to support the drafting of a Stability Pact, to promote the participation of women and to assist the authorities in combating transnational organized crime in conjunction with UNODC.