Press Statements

  • 14 Feb 2014 - The members of the Security Council are outraged by today’s terrorist attack which targeted a UN convoy in Mogadishu, for which Al-Shabaab has claimed responsibility and which has caused numerous deaths and injuries. The members of the Security Council extended their...
  • 13 Feb 2014 - Mogadishu - A vehicle exploded close to a convoy of UN vehicles about 12.30 today near the international airport in Mogadishu. The UN in Somalia strongly condemns the attack and expresses deep sorrow at the reported deaths and injuries of Somali bystanders. A UN car was damaged...
  • 06 Feb 2014 - Kismayo - Deputy Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Somalia, Fatiha Serour, paid a visit to Kismayo on 5 February, where she met with the Leader of the Interim Jubba Administration (IJA), Sheikh Ahmed Mohamed Islan Madobe, and members of his cabinet. "I...
  • 03 Feb 2014 - Excellency,It is with great sadness that I learned of the passing of former Somali Prime Minister Abdirisak Hajji Hussein on 31 January 2014. His integrity and commitment to justice and good governance inspired generations of Somalis.From his early years as a member of the...
  • 31 Jan 2014 - Mogadishu – The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Somalia, Nicholas Kay, today expressed his concern over escalation of tensions in Baidoa surrounding a federal state-building conference. “It is important that all parties remain calm, committed to dialogue...
  • 24 Jan 2014 - Garowe - Your Excellency, President of the Puntland State of Somalia, Abdiweli Mohamed Ali Gaas, Your Excellency, Minister of Planning for the Federal Government of Somalia, Said Abdullahi Mohamed Dini, Your Excellency, Minister of Religious Affairs of Djibouti, Your Excellency...
  • 21 Jan 2014 - Mogadishu - The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Somalia (SRSG), Nicholas Kay, has welcomed the endorsement of the Cabinet nominated by Prime Minister Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed following a vote today in the Somali Federal Parliament. “I congratulate the new...
  • 21 Jan 2014 - Your Excellency, First Deputy Speaker of the Federal Parliament of Somalia, Honorable Jaylani Nur Ikar, Your Excellency, Sheikh Ahmed Madobe, Leader of the Interim Jubba Administration,Your Excellency, Vice President of Puntland, Ambassador Mahamet Saleh Annadif, Special...
  • 20 Jan 2014 - Mogadishu - The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Somalia (SRSG), Nicholas Kay, has today welcomed the establishment of the Executive Council of the Interim Jubba Administration. “I congratulate Leader Sheikh Ahmed Madobe Islan on the formal inauguration of...
  • 12 Jan 2014 - Mogadishu – The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Somalia, Nicholas Kay, appealed today for calm and an orderly, peaceful transfer of power in Puntland following the 8 January presidential election. “Puntland's MPs set a great example a few days ago of a...

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