UN guarantees support for Guinea-Bissau

28 August 2015

The United Nations will maintain promised financial aid for Guinea-Bissau but is worried about the participation of other international donors, a Security Council source told Lusa news agency.

Some donors may eventually be reluctant to outlay funds pledged previously if they feel they cannot trust the new government or are worried about renewed instability, the source said.

With support from the UN Development Programme and the European Union, Guinea-Bissau held last 25 March a donors conference where US$1.2 billion in aid was promised.

“Those pledges were made in support of the government’s strategic and operational plan for the 2015/2020 period,” explains the latest report produced by the United Nations Integrated Peace-Building Office in Guinea-Bissau (UNIOGBIS), released on 13 August.

The president of the Republic of Guinea-Bissau dismissed the government on 12 August and on 20 August designated as prime minister Baciro Djá, vice-president of the African Party for the Independence of Guinea and Cabo Verde (PAIGC). (Macauhub/GW)