Press statements

  • 17 Apr 2017 - Somalia’s international partners welcome the decisions taken by the Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) and Federal Member States (FMS) at the recent two-day consultation meeting in Mogadishu.
  • 11 Apr 2017 - The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General (SRSG) in Somalia, Michael Keating strongly condemned the recent spate of terrorist incidents that have caused carnage among Somali communities. In the past ten days, at least a dozen attacks have been claimed by or attributed to Al-Shabaab and resulted in 28 civilian deaths and 31 injured. These were launched in civilian areas, turning restaurants, markets and minibuses into scenes of bloodshed and suffering.
  • 31 Mar 2017 - The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General (SRSG) for Somalia Michael Keating welcomed the overwhelming vote on Wednesday by the Federal Parliament that approved the cabinet appointed by Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khaire earlier this month. 
  • 13 Mar 2017 - The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General (SRSG) for Somalia Michael Keating condemned in the strongest possible terms this morning’s bomb blasts at two locations in Mogadishu that reportedly killed a number of civilians.
  • 08 Mar 2017 - The Secretary-General Written message on International Women’s Day New York, 8 March 2017   Women’s rights are human rights. But in these troubled times, as our world becomes more unpredictable and chaotic, the rights of women and girls are being reduced, restricted and reversed.
  • 19 Feb 2017 - The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General (SRSG) in Somalia, Michael Keating, condemned in the strongest possible terms today’s attack at a market in Mogadishu that reportedly killed at least twenty-five people and injured dozens more.
  • 09 Feb 2017 - The United Nations, African Union, European Union, Inter-Governmental Authority on Development, Ethiopia, Italy, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States welcomed the conclusion of yesterday’s presidential vote and extend their sincerest congratulations to Somalia’s new Federal President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo on his victory.
  • 22 Jan 2017 - The United Nations, African Union, European Union, Inter-Governmental Authority on Development, Ethiopia, Italy, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States congratulate members of Somalia’s tenth parliament for completing the elections of their respective chambers’ speakers and deputy speakers.
  • 12 Jan 2017 - The United Nations, African Union, European Union, Inter-Governmental Authority on Development, Ethiopia, Italy, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and the United States are concerned about the unfolding dispute within the Galmudug regional assembly and between members of the assembly and President Abdikarim Guled.
  • 02 Jan 2017 - The United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) welcomes the renewed commitments reached today by regional Presidents Abdiweli Mohamed Ali “Gaas” of Puntland and Abdikarim Hussein Guled of Galmudug state to build peace and confidence in Gaalkacyo. The meeting was held at Villa Somalia and attended by President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, Prime Minister Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke and the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General (SRSG) in Somalia, Michael Keating.

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