Ten-year-old Aicha lives in Guinea-Bissau. She is energetic, fearless, and always on the move; running, playing, climbing as though life has no barriers. While at school, she's the life of the playground at recess.
So it’s hard to believe that only two years ago, Aicha wasn’t attending school at all. Difficulties with her vision and sensitive skin as a result of albinism meant that her parents felt it was best for her to stay at home. She interacted mainly with her family and lacked the confidence to make friends. That is, until she met Humanity & Inclusion.
Le Conseil de paix et de sécurité (CPS) de l'Union africaine (UA), en sa 752ème réunion, tenue le 13 février 2018, a adopté la décision qui suit sur la situation en République de Guinée-Bissau.
1. Prend note de la communication faite par le Commissaire à la paix et à la sécurité, l'Ambassadeur Smail Chergui, et de la déclaration faite par le Togo, en sa qualité de Président de l'Autorité de la Communauté économique des États de l'Afrique de l'Ouest (CEDEAO);
The Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU), at its 752nd meeting, held on 13 February 2018, adopted the following decision on the situation in the Republic of Guinea-Bissau.
Takes note of the briefing made by the Commissioner for Peace and Security, Ambassador Smail Chergui and the statement made by Togo, in its capacity as the Chair of the Authority of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS);
14 FÉVRIER 2018
La crise politique et institutionnelle en Guinée-Bissau se poursuit, marquée par une série d’événements récents aux « ramifications importantes », a déclaré cet après-midi devant le Conseil de sécurité M. Modibo Touré, Représentant spécial du Secrétaire général pour la Guinée-Bissau et Chef du Bureau intégré des Nations Unies pour la consolidation de la paix en Guinée-Bissau (BINUGBIS), dont le mandat arrive à expiration le 28 février.
8182nd Meeting (PM)
The political situation in Guinea-Bissau was evolving swiftly, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative told the Security Council today, as he outlined the latest developments in that country, including those that had obstructed the full implementation of the Conakry Agreement.
The critical political situation in Guinea Bissau is putting at risk its institutional and democratic order, with serious implications for the stability in the region.
3 FÉVRIER 2018
On trouvera ci-après une déclaration conjointe de l’Union africaine et des Nations Unies sur la situation en Guinée-Bissau:
The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, and the Secretary-General of the United Nations, António Guterres, express concern over the protracted political crisis in Guinea-Bissau despite the multiple opportunities offered to the main political stakeholders to arrive at a consensual arrangement. They denounce the actions being taken by those who seek to obstruct and prevent a resolution of the crisis.
1. Points saillants
• WFP provided food assistance to 173,998 people through nutrition and school meals activities in November.
• In partnership with the Government of GuineaBissau, WFP supported celebration of the first National Day of Nutrition, held in Bissau on 18 November.
BISSAU, GUINEA BISSAU — As Guinea Bissau’s political elite gather in Nigeria Friday and Saturday in hopes of resolving a two-year-long crisis, residents and activists in the capital are demanding a solution to the political impasse.
Taxi driver Eduardo washes his bright blue car just a few blocks from the Presidential Palace of Guinea Bissau’s leader, Jose Mario Vaz.
He says the political stalemate going on just down the road — the country’s parliament has not met in over two years — has led to a decrease in his income.
• In October, WFP provided food assistance to 195,606 people through nutrition and school meals activities.
• In partnership with UNICEF and the World Bank, WFP supported the organization of the first National Forum on Social Protection held in Bissau on 23 October.
Guinea-Bissau is set to hold parliamentary elections in 2018, but if the current political stalemate is not resolved this is likely to further divide the political actors and create conditions in which the results could be contested. Instead, follow-up consultations within the Conakry process should be held to implement reforms and agreement should be reached on an electoral calendar.
ECOWAS MISSION TO GUINEA BISSAU TO ASSESS THE IMPLEMENTATION OF CONAKRY AND BISSAU AGREEMENTS
At the request of His Excellency Mr Faure Essozimna Gnassingbe, President of the Togolese Republic, current Chairman of the Authority of Heads of State and Government, a high-level delegation led by H.E. Prof. Robert Dussey, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Cooperation and African Integration of the Togolese Republic, and Chair of the ECOWAS Council of Ministers, fielded a mission to Bissau on 1st and 2nd December 2017.
Can conflict-affected states effectively support one another in overcoming recurring instability and promoting development and sustaining peace? Timor-Leste’s growing cooperation with Guinea-Bissau suggests that, although incipient, fragile-to-fragile (F2F) cooperation may become a promising pool for conflict prevention innovation.
The Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU), at its 734th meeting, held on 14 November 2017, received a briefing on the situation in the Republic of Guinea Bissau.
On 12 September 2017, the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 2048 (2012) concerning Guinea-Bissau held informal consultations to consider the Secretary-General’s report on progress made with regards to stabilization and restoration of constitutional order in Guinea-Bissau, submitted pursuant paragraph 19 of resolution 2267 (2016).
FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT
Abundant but poorly-distributed rainfall adversely impact cereal crop production
Cereal imports forecast to increase to offset reduction in total cereal production
Increased cashew revenue offsets impact higher international rice prices
Poorly-distributed rainfall to adversely impact rice production
Women’s participation in governance is essential to ensure sustainable peace in conflict-affected regions of the world. Our current work in Guinea-Bissau, carried out with our partner organization Voz di Paz, with the support of the UN Peacebuilding Fund, seeks to promote the participation of women in decision-making spheres, specifically in the political arena.
WFP provided food assistance to 195,606 people through nutrition activities and school meals in July.
WFP participated in the preparation meeting for the 15th ECOWAS Nutrition Forum planned for 24 to 27 October 2017 in Bissau.
Preliminary results of the May Food Security and Nutrition Monitoring System survey were discussed with the Government and NGO partners at meetings held in Bula, Bafatá and Buba.