Press Statements

  • 10 Nov 2018 - The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest possible terms the terrorist attacks of 9 November 2018, which killed and injured innocent Somalis. The members of the Security Council expressed their deepest sympathy and condolences to the families of the victims...
  • 09 Nov 2018 - The United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) strongly condemns the deadly attack which took place in Mogadishu today, reportedly leaving many people dead and wounded. “We join the people and the Federal Government of Somalia in...
  • 09 Nov 2018 - 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 Secretary-General trusts that...
  • 07 Nov 2018 - 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. The United Nations Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) calls on all parties and...
  • 06 Nov 2018 - 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 convoy was...
  • 21 Aug 2018 - Mogadishu The UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Somalia, Michael Keating, extends his heartfelt greetings to the Somali people as they celebrate Eid al-Adha, marking the end of Hajj, the holy pilgrimage to Mecca. “As...
  • 13 Aug 2018 - Geneva/Mogadishu – A UN report has urged Somalia to build on the significant gains made in its peace process in the last five years and take steps to ensure future elections are not marred by the human rights violations and abuses committed during the 2016-2017 electoral...
  • 19 Jun 2018 -   PRESS STATEMENT 09/2018   The UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative 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 Elimination...
  • 16 May 2018 - PRESS STATEMENT 06/2018 The UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Somalia, Michael Keating, sends his warm greetings to all Somalis as the holy month of Ramadan begins. “On behalf of the entire United Nations family in Somalia, I extend best wishes for a peaceful...
  • 03 May 2018 - PRESS STATEMENT 04/2018 Marking World Press Freedom Day, the UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Somalia, Michael Keating, today commended the courage and dedication of the country’s journalists who operate in one of the world’s most dangerous environments for...

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