Overall Trend: Worsening developments in the security, institutional, and political sectors created an overall deteriorated situation during this reporting period and a resulting high potential for violent conflict stemming from the political and security sectors remains possible.
THE GENERAL SITUATION
The general situation in Guinea-Bissau deteriorated during this month.
This June issue of The Bissau Monitor is produced after the disclosure of the first round of presidential election results.
June 30, 2009 - Ottawa, Ontario - The international community's response to the need for providing election support to Guinea-Bissau was impressive. However, the success of the first round of Presidential elections does not mean that the international community can now become complacent.
Political violence typically occurs during the post-election period.
By Evan Hoffman
The Utility of a Small Grants Fund as a Tool for Preventing Violent Conflict
Increasingly, it would seem that more NGOs are concerned with preventing conflicts from becoming violent. Their approach to achieving this goal, however, can vary widely.
Even a cursory review of the conflict prevention literature will quickly reveal that there are numerous tools which can be utilized to help prevent violent conflicts from emerging from those which are nonviolent.
Overall Trend: Minor Improvements in most sectors, high potential for violent conflict stemming from the political and security sectors.
THE GENERAL SITUATION
The general situation in Guinea- Bissau can be considered to be evolving in a positive way. The following findings do not show any deterioration in the situation during the month of May.(1) The most remarkable development remains the noticeable commitment of the bilateral and multilateral partners to support the transition of power within the country by providing funds or offering political support.
June 1, 2009 - Ottawa, Ontario - The Canadian International Institute of Applied Negotiation (CIIAN), an Ottawa-based NGO dedicated to the prevention and resolution of political violence, urges UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to be immediately responsive to calls for increased assistance from Guinea-Bissau, a small, impoverished West African country.
Recent news reports state that Carlos Gomes Junior, Prime Minister of Guinea-Bissau, dealing with the impact of the recent murders of the country's President and the Head of the Armed Forces, has called for UN assistance to fight …