The United Nations Political Office for Somalia (UNPOS) completed its Security Council mandate on 3 June 2013. The United Nations continues to provide support to the Somalia Federal Government's peace and reconciliation efforts through the United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM), established by Security Council resolution 2101 (2013).
Mogadishu, 5 May 2013 - The Special Representative of the Secretary-General, Dr. Augustine P. Mahiga strongly condemns today’s suicide car bomb attack at Kilometer 4 junction in Mogadishu, in which several people were killed or wounded. The attack apparently targeted a convoy carrying an international delegation.
By Hodan Osman, Liaison Officer for UNMAS
The following interviews are excerpts from the Open for Business video series, filmed in Mogadishu.
Ahmed Jama Mohamed – Village Restaurant Owner & Businessman
Mogadishu, 03 April 2013 – The United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) on Sexual Violence in Conflict, Zainab Hawa Bangura, arrived in Mogadishu to raise awareness and discuss ways of addressing sexual violence in Somalia.
SRSG Bangura met with UN officials, civil society partners and a range of stakeholders to listen and learn about the challenges faced in tackling sexual violence. SRSG Bangura’s first trip to Somalia is intended to focus on information gathering to help inform future conversations with the government.
Mogadishu, 25 March 2013 - The Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Somalia, Dr. Augustine P. Mahiga is shocked and saddened by the killing of Rahma Abdulkadir, a media worker with Abduwaq radio.
Unknown attackers reportedly armed with pistols shot and killed Ms. Abdulkadir in Yaqshid district, Mogadishu last night.
“I condemn this hideous attack in the strongest terms and send my deepest condolences to the family and friends of Rahma Abdulkadir” SRSG Mahiga said.