Mogadishu – Launching the ‘16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence’ in Somalia today, the United Nations called on all sectors of Somali society to take concrete steps to help bring an end to such violence.
Ahead of the upcoming presidential election in Somalia’s South West State, a senior United Nations official today urged all stakeholders in the poll to act in accordance with established rules for the balloting in order to promote a free, fair and transparent vote in the state’s regional assembly
The Secretary-General condemns the bomb attacks perpetrated today in Mogadishu which resulted in the loss of many civilian lives. He sends his profound condolences to the families of the victims and wishes a speedy recovery to those injured.
The events unfolding in the last few days, including the divisions among the stakeholders, ahead of the upcoming presidential election in Somalia’s South West State have the potential to lead to violence.
PRESS STATEMENT 10/2018
The United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) condemns the obstruction and attack on a convoy of UN vehicles that occurred along the road between the cities of Galkayo and Adaado in Galmudug state on Saturday, 3 November.
The United Nations envoy to Somalia visited today the city of Galkayo in a series of meetings with regional leaders, with a renewed call for greater collaboration between the country’s federal and state authorities.