05 Apr 2022 - Mogadishu – Somalia’s international partners* are encouraged that more than 91 per cent of the House of the People seats have now been chosen. We trust that this represents unstoppable momentum to complete the remaining seats very soon.
04 Apr 2022 - Mogadishu – On the occasion of the International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action, the United Nations in Somalia today highlighted the impact that the scourge has on Somalis, and reaffirmed its support for freeing Somalia from explosive hazards.
24 Mar 2022 - New York – The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Lana Zaki Nusseibeh (United Arab Emirates):
The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the terrorist attacks that took place in the Aden Adde International Airport area in Mogadishu, and Beledweyne, Hirshabelle on 23 March 2022. These attacks, claimed by Al-Shabaab, resulted in the death of dozens of people and injured many more.
23 Mar 2022 - New York –The Secretary-General strongly condemns today’s deadly attacks on compounds located inside the Aden Adde International Airport area in Mogadishu.
He expresses his deep condolences to the families of the victims and wishes a speedy recovery for the injured. He calls for the perpetrators to be brought to justice.
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.
“Somali women have shown bravery, resilience and unwavering resolve to ensure gender equality and full participation of women in all spheres of life," said the UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Somalia, James Swan.
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.