The Parliament of Guinea-Bissau today, 2 August, unanimously approved a law to ensure a minimum quota of 36% of women’s representation to be respected in elections or appointments to the National Assembly and Local Governments, with a view to achieving parity.

On 24-27 July the Military Adviser of UNIOGBIS in partnership with the General Staff of the Guinean Armed Forces conducted a training on communication for about 60 staff of the military. The event took place at the Armed Forces Club in Bissau and aimed to share good relationship practices between society and the media and to improve the dissemination of information on the activities of the Armed Forces.

The two-week “Methodology and Didactic Training of Trainer Course” focusing on Electoral Violence and Security (EVS) ended today at the United Nations Peacebuilding Office in Guinea-Bissau -UNIOGBIS- with the 30 participants and facilitators happy to have reached each other their expectations and goals.

To mark the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, this Tuesday 26 June, the United Nations urged all countries to promote prevention, treatment, rehabilitation and reintegration services, as well as to ensure access to controlled medications. In Guinea-Bissau the prevention campaign continued in schools.

The chair of the UN Sanctions Committee established under resolution 2048, Anatolio Ndong Mba, is in Guinea-Bissau for a two-day visit with a view to obtaining first-hand accounts on the sanctions measures imposed by Security Council resolution 2048 (2012) and discuss political developments in Guinea-Bissau.