27 Jan 2024 - New York – United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres announced today the appointment of Raisedon Zenenga of Zimbabwe as his new Deputy Special Representative in the United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM).
Mr. Zenenga succeeds Anita Kiki Gbeho of Ghana, to whom the Secretary-General is grateful for her dedicated service in Somalia.
18 Jan 2024 - Mogadishu – A United Nations-contracted cargo plane today crashed while landing on an air-strip in El-Barde in Somalia’s South West State.
The aircraft was transporting humanitarian supplies for the World Food Programme when it veered off the runway. Initial reports indicate there was one fatality and two people injured.
10 Jan 2024 - Mogadishu – The UN can confirm that there has been an aviation incident involving a UN-contracted helicopter in Galmudug, Somalia. The helicopter was conducting an air medical evacuation. The UN is in the process of gathering all relevant information. Response efforts are underway. More information will be shared when it becomes available.
09 Jan 2024 - Mogadishu – Somalia’s international partners* welcome the conclusion of Puntland’s presidential election on 8 January 2024. We commend the people of the Federal Member State of Puntland on the peaceful conduct of the process.
10 Dec 2023 - Mogadishu – Marking both Human Rights Day and the 75th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the United Nations today reaffirmed its unwavering support to Somalia in the full realization of the Declaration.
09 Dec 2023 - Mogadishu – Marking International Anti-Corruption Day, the United Nations in Somalia today called for greater efforts to prevent and fight corruption and highlighted the special role that women and youth have to play.
03 Dec 2023 - Mogadishu – Marking the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD), the United Nations today commended the Federal Government of Somalia and organisations of persons with disabilities for their progress on promoting the rights and inclusion of persons with disabilities.
25 Nov 2023 - Mogadishu – Marking the start of the annual 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, the United Nations in Somalia today called for more progress in fighting this scourge, with a focus on three areas: the adoption of legislation to strengthen the protection of all persons from gender-based violence, greater support for survivors and accountability for perpetrators of gender-based violence.
21 Nov 2023 - Mogadishu – International partners* are concerned about the risk of higher tensions, including the current mobilization of forces, in Garowe. The presence of these forces is intimidating civilians and has led to the closure of schools.