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UN Special Representative for Somalia condemns assassination of female parliamentarian
Mogadishu, 23 July 2014 – The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Somalia (SRSG), Nicholas Kay, condemned the assassination of Saado Ali Warsame, a female Member of the Somali Federal Parliament, and expressed his deep concern about the continued attacks targeting parliamentarians in the capital.
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UN supports Somali stakeholder discussion on Beijing Platform for Action

Mogadishu, 19 July 2014 - The Somali Ministry of Women and Human Rights with the support from the UN has today convened a review meeting to collectively discuss the progress made and challenges encountered in the implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action (BPfA) in Somalia.
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DDR Working Group holds inaugural meeting on disengaged combatants
Mogadishu, 10 July 2014 – The United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia has facilitated the inaugural meeting of the Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration (DDR) Working Group meeting chaired by the Federal Ministry of National Security in Mogadishu on 10 July. Top of the agenda were discussions on the National Programme for the Treatment and Handling of Disengaged Combatants
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UNSOM Supports Screening of New Somali National Army recruits
Mogadishu, 12 July 2014 - In light of the recent United Nation Report that alleged the presence of child soldiers within the Somali National Army (SNA) and militias allied with the army, the Somali Government and the United Nation Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) begun the screening of recruits hoping to join the military
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 At A Glance

 security council
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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 Photo Of The Week
Members of the audience at the first Somali Cultural Festival at City Palace Hotel in Mogadishu on 22 June 2014. The event was organised by the Federal Government of Somalia, and supported by UNSOM.
UN Photo / Mohamed Abdiwahab