UNSOM, 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 New Partnership for Somalia, which was agreed in London in May 2017.
The New Partnership for Somalia sets out how Somalia and the international community will work together to meet Somalia’s most pressing political, security and economic needs and aspirations, as set out in the National Development Plan (NDP) and the Comprehensive Approach to Security (CAS).
Built around the key organising principle of mutual accountability, the Somalia Mutual Accountability Framework (MAF) was developed in the form of a scorecard providing light-touch, bi-annual updates of progress against the mutual undertakings that drive the agreement.
The MAF is revised on a rolling, annual and iterative basis. UNSOM provides high-level support for implementation of the MAF that complements the technical support offered through the UN Country Team.
UNSOM is engaged with the various coordination structures established by the FGS, including the Somali Partnership Forum, the Somalia Development and Reconstruction Facility, the Pillar Working Groups, and CAS Strands. These structures bring together the FGS, Federal Member States and international partners to provide strategic guidance and oversight of international assistance across the country.