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UN Special Representative for Somalia condemns attack on Somali MPs
Mogadishu, 24 May 2015 – The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Somalia (SRSG), Nicholas Kay, condemned an attack on two Somali MPs and their driver in Mogadishu yesterday and reiterated the United Nations continuing support for the work of the Federal Parliament.
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Briefing to the Security Council by UN Special Representative for Somalia Nicholas Kay

Addis Ababa, 19 May 2015 - Madam President, Thank you for this opportunity to brief the Council.  I am glad to be doing so with my friend and colleague, Ambassador Maman Sidikou. Yesterday we briefed the AU Peace and Security Council together, which is why we are joining you from Addis. The AU-UN partnership in Somalia is unique, strong and essential for success. 

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Briefing to the AU Peace & Security Council by UN Special Representative for Somalia Nicholas Kay

Addis Ababa, 18 May 2015 - Excellency, Thank you for this opportunity to brief the Peace and Security Council on Somalia.  I am glad to be doing so with my friend and colleague, Ambassador Maman Sidikou. Tomorrow we will be briefing the UN Security Council together. The AU-UN partnership in Somalia is unique, strong and essential for success. 

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Somalia’s first female prosecutors change the face of justice
Mogadishu, 4 May 2015 - In a historic move aimed at enhancing the delivery of justice, Somalia has recently appointed six female prosecutors. They are the first women to be appointed prosecutors since the collapse of the central government in 1991.
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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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