Statement by Ambassador Matthew Rycroft, UK Permanent Representative to the United Nations, at the Security Council Open Debate on sexual violence in conflict.
Thank you Minister, Mr President, for convening this important open debate.
The London Conference on Somalia took place at Lancaster House on 11 May 2017, co-chaired by the UK, the Federal Republic of Somalia, the United Nations and the African Union, and attended by 42 friends and partners of Somalia. The Federal Republic of Somalia’s delegation was led by His Excellency President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo and included representatives of the Federal Member States.
International partners (United Nations, African Union, European Union, Intergovernmental Authority on Development, Ethiopia, Italy, Sweden, United Kingdom and the United States) are closely following the developments in Galmudug. International partners were encouraged by the positive steps taken by the parties in the past few weeks to open dialogue aimed at achieving reconciliation, holding inclusive elections and establishing a broad-based administration which is critical for the legitimacy, improved security and viability of Galmudug State.
Joint Committee on the National Security Strategy
MPs and Peers sceptical regarding commitment from Ministers on scrutiny of billion pound conflict fund
A critical report from the Joint Committee on the National Security Strategy has forced the Government to recognise that the billion pound Conflict, Stability and Security Fund requires scrutiny and that the Joint Committee is the appropriate body to carry that out.
Ahead of the May 2017 London Somalia Conference, the UK welcomes Somali agreement of a National Security Architecture, and announces £21m in additional support.
On 17 April the Federal Government of Somalia and the Presidents of Somalia’s Federal Member States agreed a historic political agreement, to integrate regional and federal forces into a coherent National Security Architecture capable of gradually taking on lead responsibility for providing security.
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The Stabilisation Unit (SU) requires Gender, Conflict & Stability experts to support the work of Her Majesty’s Government (HMG) in fragile and conflict affected states.
What is the Stabilisation Unit?