18 Mar 2022 - Mogadishu - International partners* note that more than eighty percent of the House of the People seats were completed as of the deadline of 15 March set by the National Consultative Council.
08 Mar 2022 - Mogadishu – On the occasion of International Women’s Day, the United Nations in Somalia congratulates Somali women for their tireless efforts and immense contributions to promoting peace, political stability and development in the country.
06 Feb 2022 - New York - Female genital mutilation is an abhorrent human rights violation that causes profound and permanent harm to women and girls around the world.
Every year, over 4 million girls are at risk of this extreme form of violence. Sadly, the COVID-19 pandemic has had an impact on health services and put even more girls in jeopardy.
11 Jan 2022 - Mogadishu – Somalia’s international partners* note that the National Consultative Council meeting held on 3-9 January reached consensus on procedural updates and an expedited timeline for the House of the People elections.
27 Dec 2021 - Mogadishu - International partners* are following with deep concern the current situation and political developments. We call on Somalia’s leaders to put the country’s interests first, to de-escalate rising political tensions, and to refrain from provocation or use of force that could undermine peace and stability.
26 Dec 2021 - Mogadishu – At the request of the Somali Government, the United Nations in Somalia has closed its passenger operations facility (known as MOVCON) at the Aden Adde International Airport, effective 24 December 2021.
23 Dec 2021 - Mogadishu – Somalia’s international partners* welcome plans to hold an in-person National Consultative Council meeting focused on improving and expediting the electoral process. We reiterate our call for full transparency in all related processes.
20 Dec 2021 - Mogadishu/New York – The United Nations and humanitarian partners have released the 2022 Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) for Somalia — a country now facing its third consecutive failed rainy season for the first time in over 30 years.
10 Dec 2021 - Mogadishu – In marking this year’s Human Rights Day, the UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Somalia calls on Somalis to unite in upholding the principles of equality and non-discrimination are embedded in all aspects of life.