The United Nations Security Council in Resolution 2245 adopted on 09 November 2015 established the United Nations Support Office in Somalia (UNSOS). This replaced the United Nations Support Office for AMISOM (UNSOA), established in 2009.
United Nations Security Council Resolution 2245 decides that UNSOS will be responsible for support to AMISOM, UNSOM, the Somali National Army (SNA) and the Somali Police Force (SPF) on joint operations with AMISOM.
Mogadishu - African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) and the Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) have lauded the United Nations Support Office in Somalia (UNSOS) for support offered in establishing community radio stations in the country.
The commendations were made on Thursday at a meeting attended by key stakeholders including representatives of community based organizations.
Mogadishu – A high-level security conference on Somalia has agreed to an “urgent development of realistic, conditions-based transition plan”, to transfer the national security responsibility from the AU Mission in Somalia, to the Somali security forces.
“This plan must be guided by the rule of law, respect for human rights and should include countering violent extremism, stabilization and governance,” the communique issued by the Federal Minister of Information Mr. Abdirahman Omar Osman, reads in part.
UNSOS is providing oversight to a borehole project, which will sink new water wells in 30 locations in South Central Somalia. So far, a total of 6 water strikes have been recorded, with a highly significant quantity of groundwater. The wells will provide relief to thousands affected by drought, and help reduce outbreaks of water-borne diseases, rampant from consumption of contaminated water.
1. What was discussed at the London Conference for Somalia, held on 11 May?
Strengthening of National Security and the International Security Guarantee.
More Inclusive, Stable Politics.
Endorsement of the New Partnership for Somalia.
2. What is the Somalia’s National Security Architecture Agreement?
A historic political agreement between the Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) and Federal Member States (FMSs) reached in April 2017.
ENTEBBE – A specialised course on Information and Communications Technology aimed at equipping women in the military and Police with ICT skills is ongoing at the United Nations Signals Academy (UNSA), located inside the UN Regional Service Centre Entebbe (RSCE) in Uganda.
The two-week course, the second in a series of outreach training programmes for women in disciplined forces, will enable them operate effectively in peacekeeping operations. The inaugural course was held in November 2016.