UN Deputy Secretary-General flags need for ‘multi-dimensional’ approach to combating piracy

The United Nations Deputy Secretary-General, Jan Eliasson, today stressed the need to address the causes of piracy with a “multi-dimensional approach” to ensure the safety of seafarers, fishermen and passengers and avoid damage to the fishing and tourism industries.

UN chief welcomes swearing-in of new Somali cabinet ministers

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomed the swearing-in today of the cabinet of ministers put forward by Somali Prime Minister Abdi Farah Shirdon and endorsed by the country’s parliament.

UN envoy welcomes Somali parliament’s endorsement of new cabinet as an ‘important milestone’

The United Nations top political official for Somalia today welcomed the recent endorsement by the East African country’s parliament of a new cabinet, the so-called Council of Ministers.

Somalia: Security Council agrees on short extension for mandate of African Union peacekeepers

The United Nations Security Council has extended the mandate of the international peacekeeping force providing support to the Government of Somalia in its efforts to bring peace and stability to the Horn of African country.