15 Sep 2019 - PRESS STATEMENT 18/2019
Mogadishu – On the occasion of the International Day of Democracy, the United Nations envoy to Somalia today highlighted its special relevance as the country prepares for its historic ‘one person, one vote’ elections.
07 Sep 2019 - Mogadishu – The group of Somalia’s international partners listed below* welcome the opening of the Galmudug Reconciliation Conference convened in Dhusamareb.
We underscore the importance of an inclusive reconciliation process as an essential step towards the holding of state elections in Galmudug.
15 Aug 2019 - Mogadishu - Senior representatives of the African Union (AU), the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) and the United Nations (UN) travelled to Kismayo today to engage with stakeholders on Jubaland’s ongoing electoral process, which is expected to culminate in the election by the State Assembly of the State President.
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.