03 May 2018 - PRESS STATEMENT 04/2018
Marking World Press Freedom Day, the UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Somalia, Michael Keating, today commended the courage and dedication of the country’s journalists who operate in one of the world’s most dangerous environments for media workers.
30 Apr 2018 - PRESS STATEMENT 03/2018
The UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Somalia, Michael Keating, congratulates Mohamed Sheikh Abdirahman Mursal on his election today as the new Speaker of the House of the People of the Federal Parliament of Somalia.
28 Apr 2018 - PRESS STATEMENT 02/2018
The United Nations Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) condemns today's suicide bombing in the city of Gaalkacyo, which reportedly killed government security officers and civilians.
16 Mar 2018 - The United Nations, African Union, European Union, Inter-Governmental Authority on Development, Ethiopia, Italy, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States are extremely concerned by recent political and security developments in Mogadishu that risk derailing hard-earned political, economic, and security achievements and tarnishing the reputation of Somalia.
08 Mar 2018 - PRESS STATEMENT 01/2018
Marking International Women’s Day, the top United Nations official for Somalia today congratulated Somali women for achieving significant progress in recent years – especially in the political and economic affairs of the country.
“Women kept Somali families together during their country’s long years of chaos and armed conflict,” said the UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Somalia, Michael Keating.
12 Feb 2018 - Mogadishu - The United Nations, African Union, European Union, Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), Ethiopia, Italy, Sweden, the United Kingdom and United States welcomed the decisions taken at the meeting of Somalia’s National Security Council (NSC) from 6-10 February 2018.
24 Dec 2017 - PRESS STATEMENT 21/2017
The top United Nations official for Somalia has welcomed the country’s recent adoption of a federal budget as a major milestone in its economic development, bringing it one step closer to gaining access to funds from international financial institutions.