Press statements

  • 25 Jul 2019 - Mogadishu Good Morning, ladies and gentlemen, Before I read my statement, I wish to request all to stand and observe a minute of silence, in honour of all those who have lost their lives due to the terrorist bomb attacks, including those which occurred during this week, while I am here. I extend my condolences to the families of the deceased, and wish the injured a quick recovery. May the soul of the deceased persons rest in eternal peace. Amen.
  • 24 Jul 2019 - PRESS STATEMENT 14/2019 Mogadishu – The UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Somalia, James Swan, strongly condemns the suicide attack that took place in the offices of Mogadishu’s mayor today and which has reportedly led to casualties, with the mayor among them.
  • 22 Jul 2019 - Mogadishu – A delegation of Somalia’s regional and international partners visited Dhusamareeb on 22 July 2019, to be updated on developments in the Federal Member State of Galmudug and to attend a ceremony marking initial steps in integration of some local security forces into the Somali National Army.  
  • 18 Jul 2019 - PRESS STATEMENT 13/2019  Baidoa – Continuing his inaugural visits to regional centres following his recent arrival in the country, the United Nations envoy to Somalia, James Swan, visited South West State (SWS) today, where he met with President Abdiaziz Hassan Mohamed ‘Laftagareen.’ 
  • 17 Jul 2019 - PRESS STATEMENT 12/2019 Jowhar – In his first visit to the state of Hirshabelle since taking up his position, the new United Nations envoy to Somalia highlighted the importance of positive relations between state and federal authorities for the country’s long-term progress.
  • 15 Jul 2019 - PRESS STATEMENT 11/2019  Kismayo – The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General (SRSG) for Somalia, James Swan, today visited the city of Kismayo, the interim capital of Jubaland, in the aftermath of the terrorist attack that reportedly claimed the lives of at least 26 people and injured 56.
  • 08 Jul 2019 - PRESS STATEMENT 10/2019 Garowe – The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General (SRSG) for Somalia, James Swan, visited the Puntland capital of Garowe today and met with the Federal Member State’s President Said Abdullahi Deni and members of his cabinet.
  • 03 Jul 2019 - Mogadishu  Belguim, Denmark, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), the European Union, the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) and the United Nations, as major international partners of Somalia, commend the ongoing dialogue in Galmudug to unify the state, promote stabili
  • 01 Jul 2019 - PRESS STATEMENT 09/2019 Mogadishu –The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General (SRSG) for Somalia, James Swan, congratulates the people and government of Somalia on the 59th anniversary of their country’s independence.
  • 25 Jun 2019 - PRESS STATEMENT 08/2019 Mogadishu – James Swan arrived in Mogadishu today to take up his duties as the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General (SRSG) for Somalia and Head of Mission for the United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia.