11 Aug 2019 - PRESS STATEMENT 17/2019
Mogadishu – The UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Somalia, James Swan, extends his heartfelt greetings to the Somali people as they celebrate Eid al-Adha.
01 Aug 2019 - PRESS STATEMENT 16/2019
Mogadishu – The United Nations joins Somalia in mourning the tragic passing of the Governor of Benadir Region and Mayor of Mogadishu Abdirahman Omar Osman, known as Engineer Yarisow, from injuries he sustained in a terrorist attack in Mogadishu last week.
28 Jul 2019 - PRESS STATEMENT 15/2019
Hargeisa – On his first visit to Somaliland since taking office, the United Nations Secretary-General’s new Special Representative underlined the importance of dialogue in addressing the region’s challenges.
25 Jul 2019 - GENEVA / MOGADISHU – The international community must continue to help Somalia strengthen its institutions and the justice and security sector ahead of the next elections, says UN Independent Expert Bahame Tom Nyanduga.
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.