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The United Nations Integrated Peacebuilding Office in Guinea-Bissau (UNIOGBIS) completed its Security Council mandate on 31 December 2020
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Taye-Brook Zerihoun, Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs and Ambassador Mauro Vieira, Permanent Representative of Brazil to the United Nations, in his capacity as Chair of the Guinea-Bissau Configuration of the Peacebuilding Commission.
The objective was to establish a common understanding on the scale and urgency of combating transnational organized crime and the identification of short-term measures that could support the effective and efficient development and implementation of a National Plan to Combat Transnational Organize
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.