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Joint Press Release appealing for all armed forces to withdraw from Saaxdheer, Sool Region
U.S. Special Representative for Somalia, UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Somalia, and EU Ambassador to Somalia Appeal for All Armed Forces to Withdraw from Saaxdheer, Sool Region

29 August 2014 - United States Representative for Somalia James P. McAnulty, UN Special Representative for Somalia Nicholas Kay and European Union Ambassador Michele Cervone d'Urso express profound concern about the deployment of armed forces and the resultant conflict within Saaxdheer, Sool Region.
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UNSOM-Civil Society Forum meets in Garoowe
On 26 August, the monthly UNSOM-Civil Society Forum was organized in Garoowe, Puntland, with the Human Rights Section taking the lead. After UNSOM Human Rights Officers explained the role and responsibilities of the Office of the Human Rights Defender (OHRD), numerous participants appreciated UNSOM's efforts and welcomed the soon to be established Office. The Forum also made a number of recommendations, including to the Parliament to select the most knowledgeable and committed person, and requested UNSOM to provide training and capacity building as needed.
SRSG Nicholas Kay meets with the United Nations Guard Unit
Mogadishu, 24 August 2014 – The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Somalia, Nicholas Kay, today met with the United Nations Guard Unit and thanked them for their tireless work in protecting UN staff and installations in Mogadishu.
UNSOM conducts youth sensitization workshop in Mogadishu
Mogadishu, 23 August 2014 - Over 100 youths from five regions converged in Mogadishu on Saturday for a youth sensitization workshop facilitated by the United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) to discuss issues of federalism in Somalia and their role in the ongoing peacebuilding efforts.
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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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