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.
21 Aug 2016 -
PRESS STATEMENT 21/2016
The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General (SRSG) in Somalia, Michael Keating, strongly condemned the twin explosions in the city of Gaalkacyo this morning that killed at least 12 people and injured over 25.
14 Aug 2016 -
PRESS STATEMENT 20/2016
The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General (SRSG) for Somalia, Michael Keating. welcomed the signing into law of the National Human Rights Commission bill by Somalia’s Federal President, Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, at a ceremony today in Mogadishu.
26 Jul 2016 - New York - The Secretary-General condemns today’s terrorist attack in the vicinity of Mogadishu International Airport. He expresses sincere condolences to the friends and families of the deceased, and wishes the injured a speedy recovery.
26 Jul 2016 -
PRESS STATEMENT 19/2016
The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General (SRSG) for Somalia Michael Keating condemned in the strongest possible terms today’s terrorist attack in the vicinity of Mogadishu International Airport that killed at least a dozen people.