Press statements

  • 08 Jul 2013 - Mogadishu – The Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) for Somalia, Nicholas Kay, has learnt with deep sorrow of the killing of Libaan Abdullahi Farah ‘Qaran’ a reporter of Somali Kalsan TV based in Gaalkacyo. Reports suggest that Libaan was shot dead last night while returning home from duty.
  • 29 Jun 2013 - Mogadishu – The Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) for Somalia, Nicholas Kay, today urgently called for an immediate cessation of hostilities as armed clashes flared up again in Somalia's southern port city of Kismayo among groups claiming leadership over the “Jubbaland” regional administration. Reports suggest serious clashes over the last days have led to a number of casualties, including civilian deaths.
  • 20 Jun 2013 - Mogadishu – The Security Council is outraged by the attack on a UN compound in Mogadishu today, for which Al-Shabaab has claimed responsibility and which has caused numerous deaths and injuries. The members of the Security Council extend their condolences to the victims and their families, as well as to the people and the Government of Somalia. The members of the Security Council commend the brave response to the attack by the Somali Armed Forces and AMISOM.
  • 19 Jun 2013 - Mogadishu – The UN Special Representative for the Secretary-General for Somalia, Nicholas Kay, condemned the violent attack on the United Nations Common Compound in Mogadishu. At about 11:30 this morning, a pickup truck rigged with explosives was detonated outside the gate of the UN compound, and attackers then entered on foot. Gunfire and further explosions followed, as staff took refuge in secure areas.
  • 14 Jun 2013 - New York – UN Security Council received a briefing from Assistant Secretary-General Tayé-Brooke Zerihoun on the situation in the Juba regions of Somalia.
  • 04 Jun 2013 - Mogadishu – The head of the new United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) today pledged to support the Government and the people of the country in their quest for security and prosperity, as he arrived in the country’s capital for the Mission’s start of operations. [Full Story]
  • 01 Jun 2013 - Nairobi/Mogadishu – United Nations agencies and their partners are carrying out an intensive vaccination campaign to contain a polio outbreak in the world’s largest refugee camp, Dadaab complex in north-eastern Kenya. [Full Story]
  • 01 Jun 2013 - Tokyo – To open the way for progress, African countries must adopt proactive policies, and their partners must help forge an enabling international environment, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today told a panel in Tokyo on investment and development. [Full Story]