Top UN envoy calls for investigation into attacks against two Somali journalists

The United Nations top political official in Somalia today called for an investigation into the attacks that targeted two journalists in the Horn of Africa country over the past week, stressing that the perpetrators must be brought to justice.

Somalia: UN envoy welcomes Parliament’s endorsement of new Prime Minister

The United Nations top political official for Somalia today welcomed the endorsement by the East African country’s Parliament of the new Prime Minister, Abdi Farah Shirdon, stressing that it signals an encouraging start of cooperation between two important arms of the Government.

Somalia needs urgent assistance to tackle post-transition challenges, UN envoy tells Security Council

With the nine-year-old transitional period in Somalia having ended peacefully, the authorities need urgent assistance to meet the challenges associated with peacebuilding as well as stabilizing areas liberated from insurgents, the top United Nations envoy to the country said today.

Nomination of new Prime Minister hailed by UN as another step forward for Somalia

The United Nations envoy for Somalia on Saturday congratulated the country's Prime Minister-designate, Abdi Farah Shirdon, and encouraged him to set up a transparent and accountable government.

Somalia has made ‘quantum leap’ in its progress but security threats remain, UN envoy warns

With the sound of construction hammers replacing the blast of guns and Al Shabaab militants ousted from their last major stronghold in Somalia, an “unimaginable” change has taken hold although the threats of guerrilla war and terrorism persist, the top United Nations envoy for the Horn of Africa country said today.