PRESS STATEMENT O6/2019
New York – United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today announced the appointment of James Swan of the United States as his Special Representative for Somalia and Head of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM). He will succeed Nic
Briefing the Council, Raisedon Zenenga, Deputy Head of the UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM), reported that the country had made significant progress on its economic and security sector reforms.
UNSOM began the new year facing a security crisis as a result of the mortar attack on the UN compound on 1 January, and a political crisis as a result of the expulsion of SRSG Nicholas Haysom on the same day.
Baidoa, 1 May 2019 – A senior United Nations (UN) official has cautioned that the harsh drought conditions currently afflicting much of Somalia are likely to trigger a major humanitarian crisis if immediate action is not taken to contain the situation.
Mogadishu – Senior officials of the Federal Government of Somalia and the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) observed the International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action with an event in the Somali capital that drew over a hundred participants and provi