Press Statements

  • 28 Sep 2016 -   PRESS STATEMENT 24/2016 The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General (SRSG) for Somalia Michael Keating strongly condemns the murder of the Radio Shabelle journalist Abdiaziz Mohamed Ali in the Somali capital yesterday by two unknown gunmen. The perpetrators have...
  • 04 Sep 2016 - Mogadishu/Geneva, 4 September 2016 – A UN report on freedom of expression in Somalia released Sunday describes progress in state-building  in Somalia, but also shows the very challenging environment that continues to confront journalists, human rights defenders and political...
  • 02 Sep 2016 - The United Nations, African Union, European Union, Inter-governmental Authority on Development, United Kingdom, the United States of America, Sweden and Italy welcome the preparations underway for the implementation of Somalia’s 2016 electoral process.  Somalia’s international...
  • 30 Aug 2016 -   PRESS STATEMENT 23/2016 The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General (SRSG) in Somalia Michael Keating strongly condemned this morning’s truck bombing of the SYL Hotel in Mogadishu that killed at least 13 people and injured over 20. Several senior government...
  • 27 Aug 2016 - PRESS STATEMENT 22/2016 The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General (SRSG) in Somalia Michael Keating welcomed the progress Somalia has achieved in promoting respect for human rights as the country observes National Human Rights Day. Three years ago today, the...
  • 21 Aug 2016 -   PRESS STATEMENT 21/2016 The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General (SRSG) in Somalia, Michael Keating, strongly condemned the twin explosions in the city of Gaalkacyo this morning that killed at least 12 people and injured over 25. Al-Shabaab militants claimed...
  • 14 Aug 2016 -   PRESS STATEMENT 20/2016 The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General (SRSG) for Somalia, Michael Keating. welcomed the signing into law of the National Human Rights Commission bill by Somalia’s Federal President, Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, at a ceremony today in...
  • 26 Jul 2016 - New York - The Secretary-General condemns today’s terrorist attack in the vicinity of Mogadishu International Airport. He expresses sincere condolences to the friends and families of the deceased, and wishes the injured a speedy recovery. The Secretary-General reaffirms that...
  • 26 Jul 2016 -   PRESS STATEMENT 19/2016   The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General (SRSG) for Somalia Michael Keating condemned in the strongest possible terms today’s terrorist attack in the vicinity of Mogadishu International Airport that killed at least a dozen people...
  • 06 Jul 2016 -   PRESS STATEMENT 18/2016   The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General (SRSG) for Somalia Michael Keating extends his congratulations to all Somalis on the occasion of Eid-al-Fitr.   “On behalf of the entire United Nations family in...

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