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SRSG Mahiga's Statement on the occasion of International Peace Day

New York, 21 September 2011 – United Nations General Assembly Resolution 55/282 calls on all Member States and organizations the world over to commemorate the International Peace Day in an appropriate manner, through various activities, including public awareness, purposefully to strengthen the ideals of peace and alleviate tensions and conflicts. [Statement]

Puntland and Galmudug authorities commit to better cooperation
Mogadishu, 5 September 2011 – At today’s Consultative Meeting for Ending the Transition in Mogadishu, Mohamed Ahmed Alin, President of the Galmudug State of Somalia and Abdirahman Mohamed Mohamud (“Farole”), President of the Puntland State of Somalia, adopted a three point plan to ensure better communication and cooperation in addressing common threats. This important agreement was enacted in the presence of Sharif Hassan Sheikh Adan, Speaker of the Transitional Federal Parliament, Prime Minister of the Transitional Federal Government Abdiweli Mohamed Ali, and a number of Ministers and high ranking Somali officials. [Press Release]
SRSG welcomes President Sheikh Sharif’s visit to Puntland
Nairobi, 29 August 2011 – The UN Special Representative for Somalia, Dr Augustine P. Mahiga, has welcomed the visit by President Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmed to Puntland saying “it marks a new chapter in the relations between the Transitional Federal Government and Puntland”.  [Press Release] 
DSRSG chairs meeting with representatives of emerging Southern Somalia
Nairobi, 26 August 2011 – The Deputy Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Somalia, Christian Manahl,  chaired a meeting with representatives of emerging administrations from Southern Somalia.  [Press Release] 
SRSG welcomes the news of Al-Shabaab vacating Mogadishu
Nairobi, 06 August 2011 – The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Somalia, Dr. Augustine P. Mahiga, has welcomed the news of Al Shabaab vacating Mogadishu. [Press Release]  [Somali]
SRSG welcomes the swearing-in of new Somali Cabinet
Nairobi, 29 July 2011 – The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Somalia, Dr. Augustine P. Mahiga, has welcomed the fast approval given by Parliament to the new Somali Cabinet, which was subsequently sworn in yesterday at Villa Somalia. [English]    [Somali]
SRSG praises progress by Somali leadership on implementing Kampala Accord
Nairobi, 15 July 2011 – The UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Somalia, Dr Augustine P. Mahiga, has congratulated Somalia’s political leadership, in particular, President Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmed and the Speaker, Sharif Hassan Sheikh Adan, as well as the Parliament, for demonstrating their commitment to peace through the Kampala Accord and its rapid parliamentary ratification.  [English]    [Somali]
The SRSG congratulates the new Prime Minister
Nairobi, 23 June 2011 – The Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Somalia and Head of the United Nations Political Office for Somalia (UNPOS), Dr. Augustine P. Mahiga, congratulates Mr. Abdiweli Mohamed Ali on his appointment as the new Prime Minister of Somalia. He commends President Sharif Sheikh Ahmed on his timely action in appointing Mr. Abdiweli and pledges the United Nations' full support in working with the new Prime Minister. [Press Release]
Preparatory Committee to organize an inclusive Consultative Meeting on ending the transition
Nairobi, 20 June 2011 – The Preparatory Committee for the forthcoming Consultative Meeting on ending the Transition in Somalia held a fifth round of discussions on Monday. The Committee includes representatives from the Transitional Federal Government (TFG), the Transitional Federal Parliament (TFP), the Governments of Puntland and Galmudug, the African Union, IGAD and the United Nations. [Press Release]
SRSG strongly condemns murder of Interior Minister in Mogadishu
Nairobi, 11 June 2011 – The UN Special Representative for Somalia, Dr Augustine P. Mahiga, has expressed his shock over the callous murder of the Interior Minister of the Transitional Federal Government of Somalia in an apparent suicide attack in Mogadishu. [English]
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