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.
The United Nations Support Office in Somalia (UNSOS) provided critical support to the just concluded presidential election in Somalia, ensuring that the exercise was not only held on schedule but also went on smoothly.
UNSOS had the herculean task of getting the venue of the election ready at short notice, following a last-minute decision to change the site to host the historical event.
The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) and the United Nations Support Office in Somalia (UNSOS) jointly embarked on a major operation to open key supply routes in HirShabelle region.
The two organizations intend to open the routes to support the local population and to assist the military access its Forward Operating Bases (FOB) in the region.
The operation codenamed “Antelope” will be concluded in February 2017, by which time an estimated 300 kilometres of road will have been rehabilitated.
The United Nations Support Office in Somalia (UNSOS) on Tuesday attended a ceremony to acknowledge the completion of a new 20-bed hospital purpose-built for regional peacekeepers and the local community in Baidoa, the administrative capital of Southwest state.
UNSOS Director Amadu Kamara represented UNSOS at the ceremony, hosted by AMISOM Sector Commander Brigadier-General Gabremeskel Gebrezigabe, and attended by AMISOM Chief of Integrated Support services Brian Boucher as well as other members of the UN, AMISOM and Somalia National Army communities.