UN chief underlines need to support Somali reconciliation efforts

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today stressed the need to assist Somalia’s transitional Government in its effort to initiate reconciliation with other political and armed groups that renounce the use of violence in favour of the formation of local civil administrations.

Partnership enables UN to support police training in Somalia

The United Nations envoy for Somalia today inaugurated a programme through which some 500 Somali police recruits will be trained in neighbouring Djibouti with funding provided by Japan as part of international efforts to strengthen the capacity of the Somali interim authorities to improve security.