Press statements

  • 21 Dec 2013 - Mogadishu – The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Somalia, Nicholas Kay, congratulates the new Prime Minister, Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed, on his appointment today following a vote in the country’s Federal Parliament.
  • 18 Dec 2013 - Mogadishu – The Special Representative for the UN Secretary-General (SRSG) for Somalia, Nicholas Kay, has strongly condemned the killing of six people outside Mogadishu earlier today.
  • 18 Dec 2013 - Mogadishu – UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Somalia Nicholas Kay today expressed concern about recent local conflicts in the country.
  • 16 Dec 2013 - Mogadishu – Your Excellency Minister of Defence of Somalia, Your Excellency, Minister of National Defense of Burundi, Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission for Somalia, Chief of Defence Forces of Somalia, Ambassadors,
  • 27 Oct 2013 - Garowe / Mogadishu – Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) for Somalia Nicholas Kay completed a two-day visit to Garowe, the capital of the federal state of Puntland today, urging a free, inclusive and credible political process that should lead to a new Puntland parliament this year and presidential elections early in 2014.
  • 27 Oct 2013 - Mogadishu – The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General (SRSG) for Somalia, Nicholas Kay, has learnt with deep sorrow of the death of Mohamed Mohamud Tima’adde, a reporter with Universal TV, on the evening of 26 October. [Press Statement]
  • 27 Oct 2013 - Mogadishu – The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General (SRSG) for Somalia, Nicholas Kay, has learnt with deep sorrow of the death of Mohamed Mohamud Tima’adde, a reporter with Universal TV, on the evening of 26 October. Mohamed succumbed to injuries he sustained on 22 October, when he was ambushed and shot several times in Mogadishu’s Wadajir district by unknown assailants who managed to escape.
  • 24 Oct 2013 - Geneva – Nicholas Kay, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Somalia and Head of the UN Assistance Mission in Somalia said that he was in Geneva on the occasion of the Human Rights Council's High-Level Dialogue on Somalia. Mr. Kay strongly condemned the recent terrorist attack in Nairobi and expressed condolences to the families of the victims. Despite that tragedy, Somalia had the best opportunity in a generation to move forward towards peace and eventual prosperity.
  • 24 Oct 2013 - New York – I refer to Security Council resolutions 2093 (2013) and 2111 (2013), by which the Council requested me to set benchmarks for when it might be appropriate to deploy a United Nations peacekeeping operation to Somalia, work closely with the African Union in a joint review of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) and present options and recommendations to the Council by 10 October 2013.
  • 18 Oct 2013 - New York – Mr President, Members of the Council, thank you very much for this opportunity to brief the Security Council for the first time since assuming my appointment as SRSG for Somalia. I am particularly glad to be here today with Ambassador Annadif of the African Union, representing our close collaboration as we discharge our two mandates from this Council.

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