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UNSOM Rule of Law team meet Puntland’s President Gaas on Security Sector Reform
Garowe, 25th September 2014 - The Director of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia’s Rule of Law and Security Institutions Group (ROLSIG), Waldemar Vrey, met with the President of the Puntland State of Somalia, Abdiwali Mohamed Ali Gaas, to discuss strengthening the state’s security institutions and security sector development.
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Opinion Editorial published in the Daily Nation (Kenya)
Politics will save Somalia
by Nicholas Kay, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Somalia

Sitting in Mogadishu, it’s easy to think the world needs to learn from Somalia. As human suffering escalates in Ukraine, Syria, Iraq, Gaza, Libya, South Sudan and the Central African Republic, Somalia looks increasingly stable and hopeful. Is that just a mirage? Or are there genuine grounds for optimism and even lessons to be drawn?
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Press Statement on High-Level Meeting on Somalia
New York, 24 September 2014 - United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon co-chaired a High-Level Meeting on Somalia today, with the President of the Federal Republic of Somalia, H.E. Mr. Hassan Sheikh Mohamud and the Chair of the African Union Commission, H.E. Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, on the margins of the General Assembly. The meeting was attended by Heads of Delegations and Representatives of Member States, Observer Missions and the World Bank.
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Secretary-General's remarks at High-Level Meeting on Somalia

New York, 24 September 2014 - Thank you for your commitment to Somalia, and thank you for your participation discussing the situation in Somalia. I am glad to see so many partners, including the leaders from Ethiopia, Italy and the United Kingdom who jointly suggested this meeting.

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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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The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Somalia, Nicholas Kay, welcomes members of the UN Security Council as they arrive in Mogadishu, Somalia, on August 13 for a historic visit to the country. While in Mogadishu, the Council met with members of the Federal Government of Somalia, the United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM), the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), and Somalia's government.
UN Photo/Tobin Jones
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