Minneapolis - On a whirlwind visit to the city of Minneapolis, home to the largest Somali diaspora population in the United States, the top United Nations envoy for Somalia highlighted the valuable links between the local community and the Horn of Africa country.
On 24 January, the members of the Security Council were briefed by the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Somalia, Mr. Michael Keating and the Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Ambassador Madeira on the situation in Somalia.
The United Nations, African Union, European Union, Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), Djibouti, Ethiopia, Italy, Kenya, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Turkey, Uganda, United Kingdom and United States congratulate the Federal Member State of Galmudug and Ahlu Sunna Wal Jama’a (AS
Mogadishu – With low levels of rain expected for the fifth consecutive rainy season, the United Nations is appealing for $1.6 billion to provide life-saving aid to 5.4 million people affected by the ongoing drought in Somalia.
Mogadishu – Once, in the 1960s and 70s, it was known as the “Pearl of the Indian Ocean.” That was before decades of armed conflict and instability drove visitors away from Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia, leaving a once-thriving tourism a distant memory.