The 1,000 women who gathered at the first forum of women and girls for peace in Guinea-Bissau on 25 May said that Guinean women have the potential to fight and win and to make peace and stability prevail. Concerned about the political situation in Guinea-Bissau, they appealed to peace and asked to be heard because their voices count. UN Under-Secretary-General Ana Maria Menendez was present, heard and offered support.

On 25 May, the Organizing Committee of the National Conference - Paths to Peace and Development (OCNC) presented to parliament its final report based on consultations conducted from 2007 to 2017. The report "In the Name of Peace" recommends reforms and different models of reconciliation. Welcoming the report, ANP Chair, Cipriano Cassama said that if its recommendations were implemented new era of peace opens for Guinean society.

UNIOGBIS is promoting a series of seminars on military leadership in Guinea-Bissau. The first event was held on 9 and 10 May 2018, in the Armed Forces club in Bissau. On 16 and 17 May was the turn of army officials and in the following weeks, UNIOGBIS Military advisor will offer his training integrated ion an ongoing Officers course. Close to 100 military will be reached.

Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs Tayé-Brook Zerihoun, Executive Director of the UN Office for Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Yury Fedotov and Ambassador Mauro Viera (Brazil), as the chair of the Peacebuilding Commission’s Guinea-Bissau configuration briefed the Security Council today over the situation in Guinea-Bissau and challenges ahead of upcoming elections.

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today [4 May] announced the appointment of José Viegas Filho of Brazil as his new Special Representative for Guinea-Bissau and Head of the United Nations Integrated Peacebuilding Office in Guinea-Bissau (UNIOGBIS).