The United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) was established on 3 June 2013 by UN Security Council Resolution 2102, following a comprehensive assessment of the United Nations in support of the establishment of the Federal Government of Somalia. The mandate of UNSOM was subsequently renewed by Security Council resolutions 2158 (2014), 2221 (2015), 2232 (2015), 2275 (2016) and 2358 (2017). The current mandate is valid until 31 March 2018.
Unanimously adopting resolution 2102 (2013), the Council decided that the mandate of UNSOM would include the provision of policy advice to the Federal Government and the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) on peacebuilding and state-building in the areas of: governance, security sector reform and rule of law (including the disengagement of combatants), development of a federal system (including state formation), constitutional review, democratisation (including preparations for the 2016 political transition) and coordination of international donor support.
Dadaab, 12 April 2018 - Meeting residents of the world’s largest camp for Somali refugees, located in north-eastern Kenya, the top United Nations official for Somalia today expressed his solidarity with their situation and highlighted the gradual progress made in their home country.
Mogadishu - In 2005, Dr. Abdirahman Ali Awale – or Dr. ‘Habeeb’ as he is commonly known – was walking down a street in the Somali capital when he saw something which changed his life: the reaction of some local residents to a small group of girls suffering from mental illness.
“I saw five young girls being chased and insulted on the streets of Mogadishu by a mob,” Dr. ‘Habeeb’ says. “That was when I realized that mental health was an issue of big concern in my community.”
Mogadishu – Ronaldo. Messi. Neymar. The names of football greats who are celebrated by fans around the world, including those in Somalia.
Someday, the sport’s Somali fans could have a national idol of their very own if 21-year-old Abdikarim Abdalle Mohamud – known by the nickname ‘Qubaaye’ – has anything to say about it.
Currently playing for the Ports Authority Football Club in the Somali Football Federation’s first division league, Qubaaye has set his sights on becoming Somalia’s most accomplished footballer.
Mogadishu, 4 April 2018 – Marking the International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action, a top United Nations official in Somalia today highlighted the danger posed by improvised explosive devices (IEDs) to the country’s civilian population.
In his remarks at an observance event in the Somali capital, the Secretary-General’s Deputy Special Representative for Somalia, Peter de Clercq, drew particular attention to the threat posed to children by landmines and explosive remnants of war (ERW) left behind after years of conflict.
Hargeisa - A high-level police conference was held in the “Somaliland” capital of Hargeisa yesterday and focused on strengthening the “Somaliland” Police Force.