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In Security Council Briefing, UN Envoy Highlights Achievements And Need For Cooperation For Progress To Continue

The UN Special Representative took up his assignment in late June

 In his first briefing to the Security Council, the United Nations envoy to Somalia highlighted the progress the country has made in many areas, while flagging that the window to continue achieving that progress was narrowing without greater cooperation. “In my travels around the country I have observed many examples…

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SRSG James Swan’s Statement at Press Stake-Out in Hargeisa, Somaliland

The vibrancy of the economy and the general security that has been maintained underpin confidence in the future

I would like to thank President Musa Bihi Abdi and the people of Somaliland for the warm welcome that I have received during my visit. It’s good to be back in Hargeisa. I first visited in 1995, and again in 2012-2013. Even during my brief visit now, I can see…

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On Hirshabelle visit, UN envoy to Somalia discusses state-building, humanitarian situation and local support

The Federal Government of Somalia and the aid community are implementing a $686 million plan, targeting 4.5 million people up to December 2019

On his first visit to the state of Hirshabelle, the newly-appointed United Nations envoy to Somalia touched upon the country’s state-building process, local humanitarian needs and the world body’s assistance. “We had encouraging and fruitful talks with President [Mohamed Abdi] Ware and his cabinet on a wide range of issues,…

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Rights Activists Adopt New Approach To Help Sexual Violence Survivors

Women and girls accounted for 98 percent of the reported incidents of gender-based sexual violence in the fourth quarter of last year

On a cloudy Saturday morning in Mogadishu, 28-year-old Warsan Said Mohamed (not her real name) quietly enters the Hawa Taako 1 Centre in the Zoobe area of the Somali capital. The gender-based violence (GBV) survivor has an urgent appointment with her counselor, Fardowsa Farah, who has been treating her for…

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Joint Press Statement: Federal Government of Somalia and the United Nations

The Prime Minister also made emphasis on the UN’s critical role in Somalia

H.E. President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed and H.E. Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khaire today welcomed the United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Political and Peacebuilding Affairs Rosemary DiCarlo to Mogadishu. They held open, cordial, and frank discussions while committing to strengthen the relationship between the Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) and the United…

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International partners welcome the successful conclusion of the state-formation process for the new HirShabelle Administration

The new Administration has an opportunity to show leadership by abiding to the rules and procedures agreed by the National Leadership Forum and called on them to ensure that at least 30% of the seats allocated to HirShabelle in both the Upper and Lower Houses of Parliament are reserved for women

The United Nations, African Union Mission in Somalia, European Union (EU), Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD), Ethiopia, Italy, Sweden, and the United Kingdom welcomed the successful conclusion of the state-formation process for the newly-formed HirShabelle Administration and congratulated President Ali Abdullahi Osoble and Vice President Ali Abdullahi Hussein as they…

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International community expresses concern over parliamentary candidates with a history of violence and criminality

The United Nations, African Union, European Union, Inter-Governmental Authority on Development, Ethiopia, Italy, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States are deeply concerned about the inclusion of individuals with a history of criminality, violence and terrorism on the lists of candidates for the Upper House of Parliament submitted by…

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UN Envoy for Somalia welcomes launch of the National Consultative Forum on the electoral process for 2016

SRSG Kay stressed the importance of inclusivity and representation in the next Parliament to be formed in 2016

The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General (SRSG) for Somalia, Nicholas Kay, has welcomed the formal launch of the consultative process on the electoral process for 2016.  “I welcome the agreement today to establish the National Consultative Forum on the electoral process for 2016,” said SRSG Kay. “The Forum will…