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Mogadishu, 28 May 2013 - The UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Somalia, Dr. Augustine P. Mahiga (left), pays a last visit to the President of the Somali Federal Government, H.E. Hassan Sheikh Mohamud (right). UNPOS will complete its mandate on 2 June 2013. On 3 June, the UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) will be launched, with a new mandate.
United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia - Questions and Answers

On 2 May 2013, the UN Security Council passed a unanimous resolution 2102 (2013) establishing the United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM). The new mission will replace the United Nations Political Office for Somalia (UNPOS) which will complete its mandate on 3 June 2013.

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Hawlgalka Qaramada Midoobay ee Kaalmada Soomaaliya (UNSOM)

Golaha Amaanka Qaramada Midoobay ayaa taariikhdu markay ahayd 2dii bisha May 2013 soo saaray oo isku raacay Qaraarka tirsigiisu yahay 2102 (2013) ee lagu abuurayo Hawlgalka Qaramada Midoobay ee Kaalmada Soomaaliya (UNSOM). Hawlgalka sucub wuxuu bedelayaa Xafiiska Qaramada Midoobay u Qaabilsan Arrimaha Siyaasadda Soomaaliya (UNPOS) oo xilkiisa dhammeystiraya 3da June 2013.

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The Deputy Secretary-General remarks to Second London Conference on Somalia

London, 7 May 2013 - I offer best wishes for success, on behalf of the Secretary-General of the United Nations, to the co-hosts and participants of today’s meeting and thank the Government of the United Kingdom for organizing this important conference on Somalia.
What a difference a year can make.
When we gathered a year ago for the first London Conference, we were focused on a political transition that had for long seemed disappointingly distant.
Today, we are here to support the Federal Government of Somalia and its agenda of peace, unity and state-building and to help take the country to a new beginning.

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UN Special Representative’s statement on attack in Mogadishu

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.

“These cowardly and senseless acts of violence will not undermine the remarkable progress Somalia has made in the past months” said SRSG Mahiga. “Attacks against civilians are never justifiable. I call on all parties to renounce violence and contribute positively to peace and stability,” he added.

SRSG Mahiga sends his condolences to the friends and families of the victims and he wishes the wounded speedy recovery. “The UN will continue to support the Government’s efforts to improve security in the country and will not be deterred in supporting the peace building effort in Somalia.” he added.

UN Approves Funding to Support Anti-Piracy Efforts in Somalia and Affected States in the Region

New York, 30 April 2013 – The United Nations Trust Fund for the Fight against Piracy today approved a package of projects in support of anti-piracy efforts in Somalia and other affected States in the region, including Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Maldives and the Seychelles.
The announcement was made in New York by United Nations Assistant-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Tayé-Brook Zerihoun, who chaired the Board of the Trust Fund to Support Initiatives of States Countering Piracy off the Coast of Somalia.
“The dramatic decline in pirate attacks is clear evidence of years of hard work by United Nations Member States, international and regional organizations, and actors in the shipping industry,” said Mr. Zerihoun.

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Secretary-General Appoints Nicholas Kay of United Kingdom as Special Representative in Somalia

 

New York, 29 April 2013 –  United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today announced the appointment of Nicholas Kay (United Kingdom) as his Special Representative for Somalia.

 

Mr. Kay succeeds Augustine Mahiga, who will complete his assignment on 3 June 2013. The Secretary-General is grateful for his dedicated service for the last three years. His exemplary leadership in helping to steer the end of the eight-year political transition in the summer of 2012 is particularly noteworthy. The Secretary-General recalls with deep appreciation the fact that Mr. Mahiga’s contributions had laid the foundation on which the Federal Government of Somalia with the help of the international community, can now further engage on peacebuilding and the consolidation of security and development initiatives in the country.

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The Secretary-General on the killing of Somalia's Deputy State Attorney

New York, 29 April 2013 – The Secretary-General condemns the killing of Somalia's Deputy State Attorney, Mr. Ahmed Malim Sheikh Nur, on April 26 in Mogadishu. He expresses his sincere condolences to Mr. Nur’s family. [Full Statement]

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