Somalia

Somalia: UN Security Council condemns terrorist attack in which dozens were killed or injured

The members of the United Nations Security Council, on Saturday, condemned “in the strongest possible terms” Friday’s car bomb attack in Somalia, in which dozens of innocent women, children and men were killed or injured, and reiterated that any acts of terrorism are "criminal and unjustifiable, regardless of their motivation, wherever, whenever and by whomsoever committed".

News in Brief 01 November 2018

  • Yemen famine may be worst in recent history of world
  • ‘Stand-off’ between Somalia’s federal, state authorities threaten to ‘paralyze’ progress – UN envoy
  • Celebrating South Sudan’s ‘Dawn of peace’
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‘Stand-off’ between Somalia’s federal, state authorities could ‘paralyze’ progress – UN envoy

Ongoing tensions between the Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) and the country’s state authorities were centre stage, as the United Nations top envoy for the country visited the country’s South West State on Wednesday.

Violence will not deter Somali people in their pursuit of peace, says UN chief, in wake of lethal attacks

Strongly condemning twin suicide attacks in Baidoa, southwestern Somalia, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has reiterated the Organization’s support and solidarity with the country’s people and Government.

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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