Press Statements

  • 25 Jun 2017 - PRESS STATEMENT 11/2017 The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General (SRSG) for Somalia, Michael Keating, congratulates all Somalis on the occasion of Eid-al-Fitr. “On behalf of the entire United Nations family in Somalia, I wish you a festive and peaceful Eid,” said...
  • 19 Jun 2017 - PRESS STATEMENT 10/2017   The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General (SRSG) for Somalia  Michael Keating paid tribute to the victims and survivors of sexual violence in the country as part of today’s worldwide commemoration of the International Day for the...
  • 15 Jun 2017 -   PRESS STATEMENT 09/2017  The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General (SRSG) for Somalia, Michael Keating, condemned in the strongest possible terms last night’s attack on the Pizza House restaurant and Posh Hotel in Mogadishu that reportedly killed at least 19...
  • 31 May 2017 -   PRESS STATEMENT 08/2017 The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General (SRSG) for Somalia Michael Keating welcomes the peace discussions that took place between Presidents Abdiweli Mohamed Ali “Gaas” of Puntland and Ahmed Ducaale Geelle “Xaaf” of Galmudug...
  • 30 May 2017 - PRESS STATEMENT 07/2017 The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General (SRSG) for Somalia, Michael Keating, welcomed the inauguration of Ahmed Ducaale Geelle “Xaaf” as the President of Galmudug that took place in Adaado yesterday. “I congratulate President Xaaf. The...
  • 26 May 2017 - PRESS STATEMENT 06/2017 The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General (SRSG) for Somalia Michael Keating sends his best wishes to the people of Somalia on the arrival of the holy month of Ramadan. “This year Ramadan takes place as 6.7 million Somalis including hundreds...
  • 02 May 2017 - International partners (United Nations, African Union, European Union, Intergovernmental Authority on Development, Ethiopia, Italy, Sweden, United Kingdom and the United States) are closely following the developments in Galmudug. International partners were encouraged by the...
  • 29 Apr 2017 - The Federal Government of Somalia met international partners at a high level meeting today in Mogadishu to prepare for the 11 May 2017 London Conference on Somalia.  The meeting presented senior FGS officials with an opportunity to share their policy priorities and discuss the...
  • 17 Apr 2017 - Somalia’s international partners welcome the decisions taken by the Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) and Federal Member States (FMS) at the recent two-day consultation meeting in Mogadishu. The United Nations, the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), the Inter-...
  • 11 Apr 2017 - PRESS STATEMENT 05/2017 The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General (SRSG) in Somalia, Michael Keating strongly condemned the recent spate of terrorist incidents that have caused carnage among Somali communities. In the past ten days, at least a dozen attacks have...

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