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One year on: the ‪‎Somali‬ New Deal Compact – a remarkable transformation

One year on: the ‪‎Somali‬ New Deal Compact – a remarkable transformation

Mogadishu, Tuesday 17 November: HE President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, today led a ‘one Somalia’ delegation to attend the Ministerial High Level Partnership Forum in Copenhagen (HLPF Copenhagen), Denmark. The HLFP Copenhagen is being hosted by the Government of Denmark, co-chaired by the Federal Government of Somalia and the United Nations and attended by more than […]

Kay meets Somali officials, foreign diplomats, calls for political stability ahead of Copenhagen Conference

Kay meets Somali officials, foreign diplomats, calls for political stability ahead of Copenhagen Conference

United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) Nicholas Kay met with Somali political leaders on 16 November 2014. He was joined by Danish Ambassador Geert Aagaard Andersen, European Union (EU) Special Representative for the Horn of Africa Alex Rondos, EU Special Envoy to Somalia Michele Cervone d’Urso, Italian Ambassador Fabrizio Marcelli, Swedish Ambassador Mikael […]

GSD has been formally launched in Netherlands

GSD has been formally launched in Netherlands

The Somali community in Holland hosted yesterday a formal launch of the Global Somali Diaspora (GSD). GSD is a non-profit international organisation that aims to advocate, promote, connect and organise Somali diaspora communities. Ali Ware the chairman of Federation Somali Associations in the Netherland (FSAN) has kicked of the meeting. Ali spoke of how Netherlands […]

South African Charity Lends Helping Hands to Orphans and Disabled People

South African Charity Lends Helping Hands to Orphans and Disabled People

The South Africa-based humanitarian organization, Gift of the Givers which has been active in Somalia for the past several years, has now turned most of its attention to caring for street children, orphans and those living with disability to inspire changes in their lives. The aid group, which is believed to be the largest charity […]

Somali Custodial Corps receive new uniforms

Somali Custodial Corps receive new uniforms

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) says it will continue supporting the Somali Custodial Corps in executing its mandate and ensuring law and order in the country. The UN has been engaged in a capacity building programme aimed at enhancing correctional facilities in Somalia. The head of UNODC Somalia, Kaitlin Meredith, reiterated […]

Somali National Army officers receive human rights training

Somali National Army officers receive human rights training

The Somali National Army (SNA) is moving to address challenges of human rights within its ranks, to ensure compliance with international law and protocols and improved protection of civilians. The commitment was sounded by the SNA Director of Training Col. Hassan Mohamed Nur, speaking during a ceremony held to mark the completion of a 5-day […]

Consultation on the Post Transition Human Rights Road Map opens

Consultation on the Post Transition Human Rights Road Map opens

MOGADISHU, 3 November 2014 – The United Nations Assistance Mission for Somalia (UNSOM) has commended the commitment of the Federal Government of Somalia, to incorporate issues of human rights into the core of its activities. The government today opened a national consultation workshop on the Post-Transition Human Rights Roadmap for Somalia, with representatives from the […]

The President: Respect for ‪‎Somalia‬’s right to self-determination is critical

The President: Respect for ‪‎Somalia‬’s right to self-determination is critical

Mogadishu, 3 November 2014 – As President of the Federal Republic of Somalia, I acknowledge all those who have expended considerable energy and resources in supporting Somalia to achieve the substantial progress we have made against ambitious goals. Over the past two years, with the support of the Somali public, Federal institutions, the Parliament and […]

Statement by EU special representative and EU Ambasaddor on political tensions in Somalia

Statement by EU special representative and EU Ambasaddor on political tensions in Somalia

We note with deep concern the public differences between the President and Prime Minister of Somalia. This is already having an impact on the functioning of the Federal Institutions and Somalia’s State and Peace building goals. We call upon both leaders to find a solution to their differences now, in a spirit of pragmatism and […]

UN Envoy to Somalia expresses deep concern over political tensions, urges unity and continuity

UN Envoy to Somalia expresses deep concern over political tensions, urges unity and continuity

Mogadishu, 2 November 2014 – The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General (SRSG) for Somalia, Nicholas Kay, has expressed deep concern over the political tensions between President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud and Prime Minister Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed, which puts at risk the country’s efforts to achieve critical political targets set out in Vision 2016. “The United […]

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