Press Statements

  • 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...
  • 31 Mar 2017 - PRESS STATEMENT 04/2017 The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General (SRSG) for Somalia Michael Keating welcomed the overwhelming vote on Wednesday by the Federal Parliament that approved the cabinet appointed by Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khaire earlier this month. ...
  • 23 Mar 2017 - MICHAEL KEATING SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE OF THE SECRETARY-GENERAL FOR SOMALIA BRIEFING TO THE SECURITY COUNCIL ON SOMALIA AS DELIVERED 23 MARCH 2017   Mr. President,   As the Secretary-General said on his first field visit since taking office, Somalia is experiencing a moment of...
  • 13 Mar 2017 - PRESS STATEMENT 03/2017 The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General (SRSG) for Somalia Michael Keating condemned in the strongest possible terms this morning’s bomb blasts at two locations in Mogadishu that reportedly killed a number of civilians. The first blast...
  • 08 Mar 2017 - The Secretary-General Written message on International Women’s Day New York, 8 March 2017   Women’s rights are human rights. But in these troubled times, as our world becomes more unpredictable and chaotic, the rights of women and girls are being reduced, restricted and...

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