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Deputy UN envoy to Somalia visits Baidoa

On 24 March 2015, the Deputy Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Somalia (DSRSG), Raisedon Zenenga, paid a visit to Baidoa, where he renewed UNSOM’s commitment and continued support to the on-going regional assembly formation and reconciliation processes, as well as for building the capacity of the Interim South West Administration (ISWA) institutions.

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Civil society groups review human rights progress in Somalia
Mogadishu, 25 March 2015 - At least 27 representatives from civil society organizations and human rights activists in Somalia concluded a two-day consultative workshop in Mogadishu on Tuesday, to review the human rights situation in Somalia and draft a report for the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland.
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Federal Government and partners approve key New Deal progrommes

Mogadishu, 23 March 2015 - The Federal Government of Somalia led by Prime Minister Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke has met with development partners under the Somali Development and Reconstruction Facility-Steering Commitee to review projects to be funded under the New Deal for Somalia.

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Recruitment process for NIEC & BFC Commissioners kicks off
Mogadishu, 22 March 2015 - As required by the Provisional Federal Constitution of Somalia and in line with the recently passed laws on the National Independent Electoral Commission and the Boundaries and Federation Commission, Somalia is now urging qualified citizens to apply for the 18 vacant seats of the National Independent Election Commission (NIEC) and the Boundaries and Federal Commission (BFC); the deadline for applications to the two Commissions has now been extended to 30th March 2015.
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The Security Council, decides to establish the United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) by 3 June 2013, under the leadership of a Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG), for an initial period of twelve months with the intention to renew for further periods as appropriate, and in accordance with the recommendation of the Secretary-General.
[S/RES/2102 (2013)]
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Barawe, 20 December 2014

UN Envoy Nick Kay arrives in the port city of Barawe, capital of the new Interim Southwestern Administration to meet with elders and the community alongside Sharif Hassan Sheikh, newly-elected leader of the Administration. UN Photo

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