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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…