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  • UNITED NATIONS: Secretary General message for International Women’s Day – 8 March [Engish &Somali] March 11, 2015 un-logo1U N I T E D   N A T I O N S       N A T I O N S   U N I E S THE SECRETARY- GENERAL — MESSAGE FOR INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY New York, 8 March 2015 Twenty years ago, when the world convened a landmark conference on women’s human rights, the devastating ...
  • UN Envoy looks forward to HLPF Copenhagen November 24, 2014 UNSOM-Banner  United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) For Immediate Release   PRESS STATEMENT 52/2014   UN Envoy looks forward to HLPF Copenhagen Copenhagen, 18 November 2014 – Ahead of the start of a High-Level Partnership Forum (HLPF) in Copenhagen on 19 November, the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General (SRSG) for Somalia, Nicholas Kay, has urged the Federal Government of Somalia ...
  • Briefing to the Security Council by Ambassador Nicholas Kay, Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) for Somalia 11 March 2014 April 3, 2014 United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) Madam President, Members of the Council         Thank you for giving me the opportunity to brief the Council from Mogadishu today, and for your continued support to Somalia’s peace-building and state-building. I am on the ground in Mogadishu and not with you in New York due ...
  • Women’s Statement Open Day on Women, Peace and Security Mogadishu, 4 December 2013 January 29, 2014   Your Excellency President of the Republic of Somalia, Hassan Sheikh Mohamud Your Excellency Minister for Human Development and Public Services, Dr. Maryan Qasim Your Excellency Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Somalia, Nicholas Kay Ambassador Epiphanie Ntamwana, AMISOM Chief of Staff Ambassadors and Representatives of the International Community Ladies and Gentlemen   We, the Somali women, coming from Puntland, Galmudug, Galgadud, Banadir, ...
  • Security Council Extends Mandate of African Union Mission in Somalia November 14, 2013 Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York Security Council SC/11172 7056th Meeting (AM) 12 November 2013 Security Council Extends Mandate of African Union Mission in Somalia, Requests Increase in Troop Strength The Security Council today extended the mandate of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) to 31 October 2014, requesting the African Union to ...
  • Briefing to the Security Council September 16, 2013 Briefing to the Security Council Nicholas Kay, Special Representative of the Secretary-General 12 September 2013 Mr President Members of the Council, Thank you very much for this opportunity to brief the Security Council for the first time since assuming my appointment as SRSG for Somalia. I am particularly glad to be here today with Ambassador Annadif of the African ...
  • UN SCR 2093 adopted 2013 May 21, 2013 Security Council Resolution 2093 (2013) The full text of resolution reads as follows: “The Security Council, “Recalling its previous resolutions on the situation in Somalia, as well as other relevant Presidential Statements on the situation in Somalia, in particular resolutions 733 (1992), 1425 (2002), 1772 (2007), 2036 (2012), and 2073 (2012), “Reiterating its full support to the Secretary-General and ...
  • UN SCR 2102 adopted on 2 May 2013 May 21, 2013 Resolution 2102 (2013) Adopted by the Security Council at its 6959th meeting, on 2 May 2013 The Security Council, Recalling its previous resolutions on the situation in Somalia, in particular resolution 2093 (2013), Reaffirming its respect for the sovereignty, territorial integrity, political independence and unity of Somalia, Recognising the significant progress in Somalia over the past year, and recognising the importance of the Federal ...
  • Statement Attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary General on Somalia March 5, 2013 Dear all, please find below a statement, attributable to the Spokesperson for the UN Secretary General, on the overturned conviction of the alleged rape victim in Somalia.   On Twitter UNPOS‏@UNPOSomalia @UN #Secretary-General’s statement on the overturned conviction of alleged rape victim in #Somalia: http://bit.ly/13CVD1o  @UN_DPA   UN website – New York, 4 March 2013 – Statement Attributable to the Spokesperson for the ...
  • Somalia must strengthen the rule of law and investigate sexual violence February 28, 2013 Somalia must strengthen the rule of law and investigate sexual violence By Dr. Augustine P. Mahiga – the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Somalia On February 5, 2013, a court in Mogadishu handed down a one year imprisonment sentence to a Somali journalist and a woman he had interviewed who claimed she had been raped ...

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