International Organization based in Somalia

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).

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18 Oct 2017 description

Mogadishu, 18 October 2017 - The United Nations has mobilized its staff members and resources in response to appeals from federal and government authorities to aid Somalis affected by last Saturday’s bomb blasts in the capital Mogadishu.

16 Oct 2017 description

The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General (SRSG) for Somalia, Michael Keating, condemned yesterday’s bombings in the Somali capital that have killed a large number of innocent civilians.

“I am shocked and appalled by the number of lives that were lost in the bombings and the scale of destruction they caused,” he said. “Our deepest condolences go to the families and friends of the dead, and our thoughts are with the injured and all those affected.”

11 Oct 2017 description

Mogadishu - A seven-day Social Innovation Camp ended this week with a pledge by the United Nations and the Federal Government of Somalia to help young entrepreneurs develop technological solutions for the dairy industry in Somalia.

The Social Innovation Camp, whose theme was ‘innovate for Somalia’, was organized by the Ministry of Planning, Investment and Economic Development and the Ministry of Trade and Industry, in conjunction with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Somalia.

09 Oct 2017 description

Mogadishu - Maternal healthcare advocate Dr. Sumaya Elmi Duhulow, an Obstetrician/Gynecologist, is the brain behind one of Somalia’s foremost and exclusive reproductive health facilities.

Located in Mogadishu’s Yaaqshid district, Daryeel Dumar Hospital, which loosely means “Women Care”, opened its doors to the public in August.

08 Oct 2017 description

Mogadishu, 8 October 2017 - Somali federal and state authorities, together with the international community, agreed on a support and coordination mechanism to put in operation the national strategy to prevent and counter violent extremism.

The strategy – also referred to as ‘Strand 4’ – is part of the National Security Architecture (NSA), which was endorsed by Somalia’s President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo and the presidents of the federal member states last April.