20 Oct 2016 - PRESS STATEMENT 25/2016
The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Somalia (SRSG), Michael Keating, and Special Representative of the African Union Commission Chairperson (SRCC) for Somalia, Ambassador Francisco Caetano Madeira, welcome Hubert Price to the Somali capital today as he takes up his new responsibilities as Head of the United Nations Support Office in Somalia (UNSOS).
20 Oct 2016 - The United Nations, African Union Mission in Somalia, European Union (EU), Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD), Ethiopia, Italy, Sweden, and the United Kingdom welcomed the conclusion of the state-formation process for the newly-formed HirShabelle Administration and congratulated President Ali Abdullahi Osoble and Vice President Ali Abdullahi Hussein as they take up their heavy responsibilities.
16 Oct 2016 - The United Nations, African Union, European Union, Inter-Governmental Authority on Development, Ethiopia, Italy, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States are deeply concerned about the inclusion of individuals with a history of criminality, violence and terrorism on the lists of candidates for the Upper House of Parliament submitted by some leaders of the existing and emerging federal member states and potentially among candidates for the House of the People.
13 Oct 2016 - International partners are deeply concerned about the renewed fighting between forces from Galmudug and Puntland in Gaalkacyo which has resulted in at least five people being killed. Hundreds of civilians have already been displaced by the violence.
10 Oct 2016 - The United Nations, African Union, Ethiopia, European Union, Inter-Governmental Authority on Development, Italy, Sweden, United Kingdom, and United States take note of the nomination of candidates for the Upper House by the respective federal member state executives on 8 and 9 October.
06 Oct 2016 - In meetings over the past several days, the United Nations, African Union, Ethiopia, European Union, Inter-Governmental Authority on Development, Italy, Sweden, United Kingdom and United States have received reassurances from the leaders of the existing and emerging federal member states that the elections of the members of the Upper House will take place by 10 October, in accordance with the revised electoral calendar issued by the FIEIT on 26 September, and that the Independent Electoral Di
28 Sep 2016 -
PRESS STATEMENT 24/2016
The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General (SRSG) for Somalia Michael Keating strongly condemns the murder of the Radio Shabelle journalist Abdiaziz Mohamed Ali in the Somali capital yesterday by two unknown gunmen.
04 Sep 2016 - Mogadishu/Geneva, 4 September 2016 – A UN report on freedom of expression in Somalia released Sunday describes progress in state-building in Somalia, but also shows the very challenging environment that continues to confront journalists, human rights defenders and political leaders, including numerous killings, arrests, intimidation and closure of critical media outlets.
02 Sep 2016 - The United Nations, African Union, European Union, Inter-governmental Authority on Development, United Kingdom, the United States of America, Sweden and Italy welcome the preparations underway for the implementation of Somalia’s 2016 electoral process.
30 Aug 2016 -
PRESS STATEMENT 23/2016
The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General (SRSG) in Somalia Michael Keating strongly condemned this morning’s truck bombing of the SYL Hotel in Mogadishu that killed at least 13 people and injured over 20. Several senior government officials and members of the federal parliament were attending a meeting inside the hotel at the time of the blast, but none was among the fatalities.