Press statements

  • 14 Dec 2018 - Mogadishu – The following international partners* (listed below) are concerned about the recent events in South West State. We extend our deepest condolences for the death of the South West State assembly member and others who have died in the violence in Baidoa. We deplore all violence and any other acts that could exacerbate the humanitarian situation. 
  • 09 Dec 2018 -
     
    PRESS STATEMENT 15/2018
     
    Mogadishu - Marking International Anti-Corruption Day, the UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Somalia today underlined the importance of strengthening the rule of law and of building accountable and transparent institutions.
     
  • 26 Nov 2018 -   PRESS STATEMENT 14/2018 Mogadishu – The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Somalia, Nicholas Haysom, strongly condemned today’s terrorist attacks in the city of Galkayo and the Somali capital that killed a prominent cleric and a number of other civilians.
  • 25 Nov 2018 -   PRESS STATEMENT 13/2018 Mogadishu – Launching the ‘16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence’ in Somalia today, the United Nations called on all sectors of Somali society to take concrete steps to help bring an end to such violence.
  • 10 Nov 2018 - The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest possible terms the terrorist attacks of 9 November 2018, which killed and injured innocent Somalis. The members of the Security Council expressed their deepest sympathy and condolences to the families of the victims, as well as to the people and Government of Somalia.  The members of the Security Council wished a speedy recovery to those injured.
  • 09 Nov 2018 - The United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) strongly condemns the deadly attack which took place in Mogadishu today, reportedly leaving many people dead and wounded.
  • 09 Nov 2018 - The Secretary-General condemns the bomb attacks perpetrated today in Mogadishu which resulted in the loss of many civilian lives. He sends his profound condolences to the families of the victims and wishes a speedy recovery to those injured.
  • 07 Nov 2018 - The events unfolding in the last few days, including the divisions among the stakeholders, ahead of the upcoming presidential election in Somalia’s South West State have the potential to lead to violence.
  • 06 Nov 2018 - PRESS STATEMENT 10/2018 The United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) condemns the obstruction and attack on a convoy of UN vehicles that occurred along the road between the cities of Galkayo and Adaado in Galmudug state on Saturday, 3 November.
  • 21 Aug 2018 - Mogadishu The UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Somalia, Michael Keating, extends his heartfelt greetings to the Somali people as they celebrate Eid al-Adha, marking the end of Hajj, the holy pilgrimage to Mecca. “As Somalia celebrates Eid al-Adha, I wish all Somalis and their families Eid Mubarak. Today is a time for thoughtful reflection, selflessness and to remember those who are less fortunate than ourselves.

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