Press statements

  • 27 May 2021 - Mogadishu – Somalia’s international partners* welcome the successful conclusion of the Federal Government of Somalia – Federal Member States (FGS-FMS) summit in Mogadishu.
  • 27 May 2021 - New York – The Secretary-General welcomes the agreement reached by the Federal Government of Somalia and Federal Member States leaders on the implementation of the 17 September Electoral Model as an outcome of the summit convened by Prime Minister Mohamed Hussein Roble. He urges all stakeholders to swiftly implement the agreement, as a critical step towards the holding of a consensual and transparent electoral process without further delays.
  • 20 May 2021 - Mogadishu – Somalia’s international partners* consider the upcoming Federal Government of Somalia – Federal Member States (FGS-FMS) summit in Mogadishu as a critical opportunity that must not be missed to advance peace and security in Somalia.
  • 08 May 2021 - New York – The Secretary-General welcomes the appointment of H.E. John Dramani Mahama of Ghana as African Union High Representative for Somalia and expresses the full support of the United Nations for this African Union initiative. ​He calls on all actors to engage with the African Union High Representative and resume talks towards the implementation of the 17 September Electoral Agreement for the holding of timely and inclusive elections.
  • 03 May 2021 - Mogadishu – On the occasion of World Press Freedom Day, the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Somalia, James Swan,  reaffirmed the importance of this annual celebration, as it provides an opportunity to advance the principles of press freedom and to pay tribute to journalists who have lost their lives in the line of duty.
  • 27 Apr 2021 - Mogadishu – International partners* strongly condemn the outbreak of violence in Mogadishu on 25 April. We have repeatedly warned that the extension of mandates would lead to a political crisis and undermine peace, stability and security in Somalia.  In the wake of the violence on 25 April, we urge all sides to exercise maximum restraint, resume dialogue, and avoid unilateral actions that may lead to a further escalation.  
  • 26 Apr 2021 - New York - The Secretary-General is deeply concerned about the recent armed clashes in Mogadishu. He reiterates his call for all Somali stakeholders to refrain from further violence and resolve their differences through dialogue and compromise.
  • 23 Apr 2021 - New York - The members of the Security Council expressed their deep concern about the continued political impasse and disagreement among Somalia’s political leaders on the model for elections.
  • 21 Apr 2021 - By António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations In this pivotal year for humanity, now is the time for bold climate action.
  • 14 Apr 2021 - Mogadishu – The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), Canada, Denmark, European Union (EU), Finland, France, Germany, Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States, and the United Nations are deeply concerned by passage on 12 April in the House of the People of a resolution to replace the 17 September agreement with an electoral process that will result in a lengthy extension to the

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