03 Oct 2022 - New York - The Secretary-General condemns today’s attacks in Beletweyne, HirShabelle, perpetrated by Al-Shabaab, which resulted in many casualties, including state officials.
He extends his condolences to the families of the bereaved as well as the Government and people of Somalia. He wishes a swift recovery to the injured.
20 Aug 2022 - New York - The Secretary General strongly condemns the terrorist attack on the Hayat hotel in Mogadishu on 19 August. He expresses his deep condolences to the families of the victims as well as the Government and people of Somalia. He also wishes a swift recovery to the injured.
The Secretary-General reiterates the solidarity of the United Nations with the Government and the people of Somalia in their fight against terrorism and their march towards peace.
01 Jul 2022 - Mogadishu – The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Somalia, James Swan, congratulates the people and government of Somalia on the 62nd anniversary of their country’s independence.
He reiterates the United Nations’ continued commitment to supporting the Federal Government of Somalia, the Federal Member States, and the people of Somalia in their endeavour to build a more peaceful and prosperous future for their country.
19 Jun 2022 - Mogadishu – Marking the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict, the UN in Somalia today urged that the legal and social protection mechanisms for survivors of such violence, especially women and children, be strengthened.
07 Jun 2022 - [As prepared for delivery]
Ladies and Gentlemen,
I am speaking to you today because Somalia is on the brink of a devastating and widespread hunger and mass starvation that could claim hundreds of thousands of lives. Since the beginning of the year, the drought emergency in Somalia has worsened dramatically and today, we are looking at a looming disaster.
23 May 2022 - (As delivered, New York/Mogadishu, 23 May 2022)
Madam President, Distinguished Members of the Council,
Thank you for the opportunity to brief on the situation in Somalia. I am pleased to do so once again along with the Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission for Somalia, Ambassador Francisco Madeira.
16 May 2022 - New York - The Secretary-General welcomes the holding of peaceful presidential elections in Somalia on 15 May and congratulates Mr. Hassan Sheikh Mohamud on his election as the 10th Federal President of Somalia. He commends outgoing President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed “Farmaajo” for immediately accepting the results and expressing support to his successor.
16 May 2022 - Mogadishu – Somalia’s international partners* congratulate Hassan Sheikh Mohamud on his election as President of the Federal Government of Somalia.
We thank outgoing President Mohamed Abdullahi ‘Farmaajo’ for honouring Somalia’s political tradition by immediately accepting the electoral results and pledging support to his successor.
14 May 2022 - Mogadishu – On the eve of Somalia’s Presidential election, international partners* call on all members of Parliament to discharge their constitutional responsibility in the best interests of the country.
We urge the parliamentarians to vote their conscience by choosing the candidate they believe offers the policies and leadership qualities to advance peace, stability, prosperity, and sound governance in the years ahead.