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Somalia: Annan welcomes signing of declaration on cessation of hostilities

The United Nations Secretary-General, Kofi Annan, today hailed the signing of an accord outlining a future course towards peace in Somalia, and urged the warring factions there to lay down their arms.

UN will increase support to Somalia if security improves in the country - Annan

Secretary-General, Kofi Annan today said the United Nations would increase humanitarian and development assistance to Somalia if its parties and leaders guaranteed access to those in need and the safety to humanitarian workers in the country.

Security Council urges Somalis to participate ‘constructively’ in reconciliation talks

Members of the United Nations Security Council have urged the parties in Somalia to participate “constructively” in an upcoming national reconciliation conference in Kenya.