Press Statements

  • 31 Jul 2017 - PRESS STATEMENT 15/2017 The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General (SRSG) Michael Keating expressed his deepest condolences to the families and colleagues of the Ugandan soldiers serving in the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) who lost their lives in an...
  • 15 Jul 2017 - PRESS STATEMENT 14/2017 As Youth Skills Day is celebrated around the world, the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General (SRSG) for Somalia, Michael Keating, reaffirms the importance of providing vocational training and technical skills to young people in Somalia. “...
  • 09 Jul 2017 -   PRESS STATEMENT 13/2017 The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General (SRSG) for Somalia, Michael Keating, welcomed the opening of the Somali Parliament and congratulated the Speaker and the Parliamentarians. The SRSG attended the ceremony for the official opening of...
  • 01 Jul 2017 - PRESS STATEMENT 12/2017 The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General (SRSG) for Somalia Michael Keating congratulated the people and government of Somalia on the anniversary of the country’s independence. “Hambalyo! This is a great day for all Somalis, here and around...
  • 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...

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