Press statements

  • 06 Jun 2022 - Food insecurity and malnutrition worsen across Somalia as risk of famine increases amid historic fourth failed rainy season
  • 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.  Madam President,
  • 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.  
  • 10 May 2022 - Mogadishu – Somalia’s international partners* welcome the announcement by the parliamentary organizing committee that the election of the President will take place on Sunday, 15 May 2022.  We are encouraged by the positive progress in registering presidential candidates and other preparations for this electoral deadline to be met.
  • 06 May 2022 - New York - The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest possible terms the heinous terrorist attack by Al-Shabaab against the AU Transition Mission in Somalia (ATMIS) Forward Operating Base in Elbaraf, Middle Shabelle region, on 3 May 2022.
  • 03 May 2022 - Mogadishu – On the occasion of World Press Freedom Day, the United Nations in Somalia emphasizes the vital role that the country’s media play in Somali society and the need to ensure their ability to carry out their work safely and freely.
  • 01 May 2022 - Mogadishu – The United Nations family in Somalia extends warm greetings to all Somalis on the occasion of Eid-al-Fitr. “The United Nations wishes a peaceful and safe Eid-al-Fitr to the people of Somalia as we come to the end of the holy month of Ramadan,” said the UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Somalia, James Swan.
  • 28 Apr 2022 - Mogadishu – Somalia’s international partners* welcome the successful elections for leadership positions in the Upper House on 26 April 2022 and the House of the People on 27-28 April 2022.  We congratulate the newly elected Speakers and Deputy Speakers as they assume their important responsibilities at this critical moment for Somalia.