UNITED NATIONS ASSISTANCE MISSION IN SOMALIA (UNSOM) For Immediate Release PRESS RELEASE 01/2013 NEW UN ENVOY ARRIVES IN MOGADISHU TO SUPPORT SOMALI PEACE AND STABILITY Mogadishu, 03 June 2013 – The new Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General (SRSG), Nicholas Kay, arrived in Somalia today to assume his duties as head of the new UN political mission, the United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM).
Mogadishu, 17 August 2017 - The Humanitarian Coordinator for Somalia Peter de Clercq has commended aid workers and volunteers for their contribution to serving humanity and averting a famine that threatened Somalia earlier this year.
Mr. de Clercq spoke during an event to mark World Humanitarian Day in Mogadishu and thanked aid workers for risking their lives on a daily basis to save the lives of others in distress.
Abdikadir Moalim Mohamed has devoted his adult life to bettering the lives of other human beings. “In the end, what matters is what you have done for mankind,” says the veteran humanitarian aid worker. That dedication to service has put Mohamed in harm’s way on many occasions over the past 25 years. He has endured physical danger, harsh weather conditions, and the exhaustion of long journeys to deliver assistance to impoverished Somalis in many remote parts of the country.
Baidoa - The involvement of young people in conflict prevention, social justice and sustainable peace in Somalia featured prominently in a youth forum conducted on the sidelines of the International Youth Day celebrations in Baidoa, the administrative capital of South West state.
Organized by the UNSOM Rule of Law and Security Institutions Group, the forum brought together youth, civil society organizations, the UN and other experts on Somalia’s justice system.
Thousands of youths across Somalia commemorated International Youth Day with pledges to build peace and promote stability and prosperity in their country.
Celebrations were held in the capital city Mogadishu and in the regional capitals of Garoowe, Kismaayo and Baidoa, among others.
Naima Adan Elmi champions the youth cause through the Save Somali Youth Organization (SASOYO), a non-governmental organization she founded in 2009.
“The youth form the biggest part of the Somali population, yet most of them have no jobs and no means of livelihood,” Naima explains. “This destitution, which forces youth into crime and other negative practices, prompted my colleagues and me to act.”
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