21 Aug 2018 - Mogadishu – The UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Somalia, Michael Keating, extends his heartfelt greetings to the Somali people as they celebrate Eid al-Adha, marking the end of Hajj, the holy pilgrimage to Mecca. “As Somalia celebrates Eid al-Adha, I wish all Somalis and their families Eid Mubarak. Today is a time for thoughtful reflection, selflessness and to remember those who are less fortunate than ourselves.
13 Aug 2018 - GENEVA / MOGADISHU – A UN report has urged Somalia to build on the significant gains made in its peace process in the last five years and take steps to ensure future elections are not marred by the human rights violations and abuses committed during the 2016-2017 electoral process.
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.