Press statements

  • 02 Mar 2016 - The European Union Delegation to Somalia and the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) have today donated an assortment of equipment to the Somalia Police Force to help them in areas of bomb disposal and maritime and inland security which will assist the police in better performing their work and generally help to improve security.
  • 25 Feb 2016 -   PRESS STATEMENT 07/2016 The third Ministerial High-Level Partnership Forum (HLPF) ended yesterday in Istanbul with a strong commitment from delegates to ensure that Somalia’s electoral process take place as scheduled in August 2016.
  • 23 Feb 2016 -   PRESS STATEMENT 06/2016 Istanbul - A high-profile event on women, peace and security on the opening day of the third ministerial High-Level Partnership Forum (HLPF) asserted the rights of Somali women to become protagonists in the politics, security and state-building agenda of their country.   
  • 23 Feb 2016 -   PRESS STATEMENT 05/2016 Istanbul - A high-profile event spotlighting the aspirations and challenges facing Somali youth was held on the first day of the High-Level Partnership Forum (HLPF). Titled ‘Investing In Somali Youth,’ the event was co-hosted by the Somali Ministry of Youth & Sports and the United Nations and was opened by H.E. Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke, Prime Minister of the Federal Republic of Somalia.
  • 22 Feb 2016 - The President of Somalia, HE Hassan Sheikh Mohamud and Deputy Secretary-General of the UN, HE Jan Eliasson today arrived in Istanbul ahead of the third Somali Compact High-Level Partnership Forum (HLPF) which starts on Tuesday 23 February in Istanbul.
  • 16 Feb 2016 - The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General (SRSG) in Somalia, Michael Keating, led a delegation of ambassadors and senior representatives of the international community – the African Union, the European Union, Sweden, Djibouti, Ethiopia and Kenya – on a visit to Cadaado today for meetings with Galmudug Interim Administration President Abdikarim Hussein Guled and local leaders.
  • 14 Feb 2016 - Ambassadors and representatives from the international community – the African Union Mission in Somalia, the European Union, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda – led by the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General (SRSG) for Somalia, Michael Keating, visited Baidoa earlier today. The Office of the Prime Minister was represented by the Permanent Secretary.
  • 11 Feb 2016 - An international  delegation concluded a three-day visit to the federal member state of Puntland today. The delegation consisted of the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Somalia, Michael Keating, and senior representatives of the African Union, the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development, the European Union, Ethiopia, Italy, Sweden, Uganda, the United States, and the United Kingdom.
  • 04 Feb 2016 -   PRESS STATEMENT 04/2016 The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General (SRSG) for Somalia, Michael Keating, welcomes the reaction of Jubbaland leaders to the Federal Government’s decision on an electoral model for 2016.
  • 29 Jan 2016 -   PRESS STATEMENT 03/2016 The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General (SRSG) for Somalia, Michael Keating, commended the Federal Government of Somalia for its participation in the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) process, which took place during the 24th session of the UN Human Rights Council on 22 and 26 January 2016.

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