The Mission, in partnership with the UN Country Team, promotes an enabling environment for the effective delivery of international assistance in Somalia by supporting the Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) in the coordination of the many international actors providing assistance to the country's political and socio-economic recovery. The coordination of international assistance is undertaken within the framework of the Somali New Deal Compact, which was developed and launched in 2013. The Mission provides high-level support for implementation of the Compact that complements the technical support offered through the UN Country Team.
The UNSOM New Deal Unit leads the Mission's engagement with the various structures established by the FGS under the Compact to oversee the implementation of peace building and state building goals, including the High Level Partnership Forum, the Somali Development and Reconstruction Facility and the Peacebuilding and State-building Goals Working Groups. These structures bring together the FGS and existing and emerging federal member states to provide strategic guidance and oversight to the allocation of international assistance across the country.
With the Compact due to expire at the end of 2016, UNSOM is working closely with the UN Country Team and the international community to assist the FGS and existing and emerging federal member states in developing a new framework for international assistance, building on the achievements and lessons learned from the Compact. Along with UNDP and all the UN agencies, funds and programmes working in Somalia, the Mission is actively supporting efforts to finalize the Somali National Development Plan, which will constitute the core of this new framework.