On 17 July 2017, the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 2048 (2012) concerning Guinea-Bissau held informal consultations to hear a briefing from the Chair on his visit to Guinea-Bissau between 13 and 15 June, and to consider the proposed actions on the way forward.
A written report of the visit and the table of recommendations were circulated to the members of the Committee on 10 July.
1. Points saillants
En mai 2017, le taux d’insécurité alimentaire dans les ménages ruraux de Guinée Bissau était de 15,5% dont 1,1% en insécurité alimentaire sévère. Il s’agit d’une réduction significative par comparaison à l’enquête de décembre 2016 où le taux était de 29,1%. Cette réduction est liée à la saisonnalité, en effet l’enquête de mai 2017 a été conduite pendant la campagne de production et de commercialisation de noix de cajou qui est la première source de revenus des paysans et de l’Etat.
Conseil de sécurité
8045e séance – matin
Le Conseil de sécurité a, ce matin, engagé les dirigeants politiques bissau-guinéens à appliquer les Accords de Conakry du 14 octobre 2016, notamment en nommant un premier ministre de consensus.
8045th Meeting (AM)
Expressing deep concern about the political impasse in Guinea-Bissau, the Security Council today called upon the West African nation’s leaders to engage in genuine dialogue, find common ground and implement the Conakry Agreement of 14 October 2016, including by appointing a consensus Prime Minister, as required by that accord.
BISSAU – The Government of Guinea-Bissau, supported by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), is today lanching a comprehensive study into the impact of child undernutrition on Guinea-Bissau’s social life and economic performance.
CONSEIL DE SÉCURITÉ
8031E SÉANCE – APRÈS-MIDI
8031ST MEETING (PM
Permanent Representative Calls Sanctions Excessive, Counterproductive
Only by fulfilling the minimum conditions of the Conakry Agreement could Guinea-Bissau make progress towards breaking its years-long political crisis, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative told the Security Council today, calling for better coordinated, sustained international involvement.
The training, given by CNE's senior technicians and financed entirely by UNIOGBIS, addressed issues such as electoral management and electoral bodies, voter registration, litigation and offense in the electoral register and the Bissau-Guinean electoral system.
It was from this perspective that the National People's Assembly of Guinea-Bissau, on 19 July 2007, established the Organizing Commission of the National Conference. The work of this Commission that has consulted thousands across the country on a possible reconciliation mechanism was strongly supported by former President Malam Bacai Sanha. His death and the coup d’état of 2012 prevented the holding of the national conference.
UNHCR IN GUINEA-BISSAU
Le Conseil de paix et de sécurité (CPS) de l'Union africaine (UA), en sa 699ème réunion, tenue le 11 juillet 2017, a adopté la décision qui suit sur la situation en République de Guinée-Bissau:
The Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU), at its 699th meeting, held on 11 July 2017, adopted the following decision on the situation in Guinea Bissau:
The National Refugee Commission ensures that the country is committed to regularizing the refugee situation, following the commitment made at the high-level meeting held in Geneva in 2011. "We are currently working on the local integration program for refugees and one of our concerns is the nationalization of refugees, to honor the commitment made by the country since 2011 at a high-level meeting on refugees in Geneva.", said Tibna Sambe Na Wana, coordinator of the National Commission for Refugees.
WFP assisted 195,507 people in May through nutrition activities and school meals.
WFP participates in Europe Day event.
Training of trainers on management of rural associations held with school meals partners.
FSNMS surveyors trained and first FSNMS survey of 2017 conducted.
UN human rights report urges comprehensive reform of healthcare system in Guinea-Bissau
The Report was discussed and analyzed today at the Government Palace in Bissau in a meeting on international recommendations on human rights made to Guinea-Bissau.
by Ryan Cummings
Guinea-Bissau President José Mário Vaz issued a bullish challenge to opponents on May 19, to convene a sitting of parliament if they believe his government lacked the majority to effect legislation in the historically unstable West African state. The last such sitting came almost 12 months ago, with the hiatus owing to Vaz’s controversial decision to sack former Prime Minister Domingos Simoes Pereira, citing the ineffectiveness of his government.