Somalia

Somalia ‘vulnerable but making progress’

The troubled Horn of Africa country, Somalia, is still vulnerable but is making progress towards a more stable future, according to Michael Keating, the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Somalia and head of UNSOM.  In this episode of UN and Africa Mr. Keating sat down with UN News's Daniel Dickinson in New York to discuss Somalia’s future.

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Somalia’s destiny lies in the hands of the people, highlights outgoing UN envoy

Despite remarkable achievements in Somalia in the recent past, structural challenges remain and continue to undermine the country’s security and political stability, the United Nations envoy for the country has warned.

Horn of Africa: UN chief welcomes Djibouti agreement between Eritrea, Ethiopia and Somalia

UN Secretary-General António Guterres has welcomed Thursday's meeting in Djibouti with the foreign ministers of Eritrea, Ethiopia and Somalia with the Djiboutian head of diplomacy.

Somalia has ‘once in a generation’ gender equality opportunity – UN Women chief

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, the Executive Director of the United Nations entity dealing with issues related to gender, UN Women, has encouraged Somalia to continue making progress in the areas of gender equality and women’s empowerment.

Somalia: UN urges steps to ensure future elections not ‘marred’ by rights abuses seen in recent polls

In a report released on Monday, the United Nations urged Somalia to take steps to ensure future elections are not marred by the human rights violations and abuses committed during the 2016-2017 electoral process.

News in Brief 13 August 2018

  • Report underscores need to respect human rights during Somalia elections
  • UN Mission welcomes progress towards Afghanistan elections
  • Rights experts call for immediate release of Bangladesh photographer
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At Partnership Forum, UN officials highlight need for continued support for Somalia

Speaking at the first day of the Somalia Partnership Forum in Brussels on Monday, senior United Nations officials commended the country’s government for its efforts in political reform, security, economic development, and recovery and humanitarian assistance – while flagging the need for further progress and international support for these efforts.

Somalia Partnership Forum puts politics, security and the economy firmly on the agenda

Somali politics, security and the economy, will all be on the agenda next week at an international meeting in Brussels where the Somali Government and its partners will be looking for ways to enhance peace and development across the Horn of Africa country.

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From drought to floods in Somalia; displacement and hunger worsen, says UN

After four consecutive poor rainy seasons that brought Somalia to the brink of famine, the country is now seeing near-record rainfall, and with it, flooding that has already displaced hundreds of thousands of people, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Friday.

‘Somalia at a critical juncture’ says UN’s political chief in her first visit

Unity is essential for Somalis to achieve lasting peace and stability, the top United Nations political affairs official said on Thursday during a visit to the Horn of Africa country, which faces numerous challenges, including the establishment of an effective federal governance system and a combat against Al-Shabab insurgents.