Guinea-Bissau

Guinea-Bissau

22 February 2021
BIO/5381

The new Permanent Representative of Guinea-Bissau to the United Nations, Henrique Adriano Da Silva, paid a courtesy call on UN Secretary-General António Guterres today.  He earlier presented his credentials to the Secretariat on 18 February.

18 February 2021
BIO/5377

The new Permanent Representative of Guinea-Bissau to the United Nations, Henrique Adriano Da Silva, presented his credentials to the Secretariat today.

12 February 2021

Humanitarian officials are seriously concerned about the rapidly deteriorating food security situation in southern and eastern Madagascar, where more than 1.3 million people face severe hunger.  The third drought in a row is compounding the effects of COVID-19 and the extremely limited access to essential services.

31 December 2020
SG/SM/20520

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres:

10 August 2020
SC/14274

Unwavering international support is crucial to maintain the fragile stability achieved in Guinea-Bissau, officials told the Security Council today, warning of escalating political tensions and a looming “financial cliff” after the United Nations longstanding peace operation departs on 31 December.

10 August 2020

The United Nations Mission in South Sudan reported today that its engineering troops, together with local youth, are repairing flood-damaged levees in Jonglei state, already saving Bor’s main market and hospital from being submerged by flooding, which has so far displaced an estimated 135,000 people in the area.

1 July 2020
SC/14240

The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Christoph Heusgen (Germany):

24 April 2020
SG/SM/20061

The following statement was issued by the Spokesman for UN Secretary General António Guterres:

5 March 2020
SC/14138

The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Wu Haitao (China):

4 March 2020

In north-east Nigeria, the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs said that 7.9 million people — more than 1 out of every 2 people in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa States — need aid in 2020.  With an upsurge in attacks in the area over the past year, aid agencies have been forced to scale down their work.

3 March 2020
SG/SM/19991

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres:

28 February 2020
SC/14130

The Security Council decided today to extend the mandate of the United Nations Integrated Peacebuilding Office in Guinea-Bissau (UNIOGBIS) until 31 December as it continues its phased drawdown, and to review in six months’ time the sanctions regime it imposed in 2012.

14 February 2020
SC/14110

Guinea-Bissau’s fragile post-election period requires strong, sustained support from all partners to prevent any backsliding of hard-won gains along the path to a peaceful transition of power, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General told the Security Council today.

14 February 2020

Kenya is experiencing its worst desert locust infestation in 70 years, with swarm activity and breeding also occurring in Djibouti, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Somalia, Uganda and the United Republic of Tanzania.  Left unchecked and with additional rains, it could grow 500-fold by June, with devastating impacts.

10 December 2019
SC/14043

On 27 November 2019, the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 2048 (2012) concerning Guinea‑Bissau held informal consultations to receive a briefing from the Chair on his most recent trip to Bissau (28‑30 October 2019) and discuss the way forward.

4 November 2019
SC/14009

Expressing deep concern over social and political unrest in Guinea-Bissau, the Security Council, in a presidential statement (document S/PRST/2019/13) today, called on all actors in the country to preserve stability and to respect directives of the African Union and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).

30 October 2019
SG/SM/19836

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres:

30 October 2019

The Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Syria launched the Syrian-led, Syrian-owned inclusive Constitutional Committee in Geneva today, bringing together for the first time Government and opposition nominees, with women making up 30 per cent of the 150 participants, following a nearly nine-year-long conflict.

16 October 2019
SC/13989

The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Jerry Matthews Matjila (South Africa):

14 October 2019
SG/A/1916*-BIO/5272*

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres announced today the appointment of Mamadou Diallo of Guinea as his new Deputy Special Representative of the United Nations Integrated Peacebuilding Office in Guinea-Bissau (UNIOGBIS).  Mr. Diallo will also serve as the United Nations Resident Coordinator in Guinea-Bissau.