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New UN Deputy Special Representative for Somalia arrives in Mogadishu.
Mogadishu, 22 January 2015 – The new Deputy Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General (DSRSG), Mr. Raisedon Zenenga, arrived in Mogadishu today to assume his duties with the United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM).
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International partners express concerns over political delays in Somalia
Mogadishu, 22 January 2015 –The United Nations, Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD), the European Union (EU), African Union Mission in Somalia, the United States and the United Kingdom have expressed concerns over delays in the implementation of Vision 2016 due to the prolonged political crisis. At a meeting on 21 January with HE President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud and HE Prime Minister Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke, they urged Somalia’s leadership and its political institutions to ensure the appointment of a Cabinet that receives the consent of the Federal Parliament without any further delays.
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UN envoy Kay condemns violence and appeals for calm in Defow, Central Somalia
Mogadishu, 21 January 2015 – The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General (SRSG) for Somalia, Nicholas Kay, condemned recent violence in Defow, central Somalia. There have been reports of dozens of casualties, including women and children. The SRSG appealed for calm, underlining the need to de-escalate the situation through peaceful dialogue and compromise.
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Joint statement by the UN, IGAD, EU, AMISOM, and UK Envoys to Somalia
International partners welcome the launch of the regional assembly process for Interim Juba Administration
Mogadishu, 20 January 2015 – The United Nations, Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD), the European Union (EU), African Union Mission in Somalia and the United Kingdom welcomed the launch of the selection process for the new Regional Assembly for the Interim Juba Administration (IJA), calling on the authorities to ensure that all communities represented.
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 At A Glance

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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