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Statement by SRSG Ahmedou Ould-Abdallah to the Hiroshima Peacebuilders Center
Hiroshima, 30 November 2009

 

Ladies and Gentlemen,

 

It is my great pleasure to be with you here this evening with my colleagues I would like to extend my thanks to the Japanese Government for inviting me here to your fascinating country and to the renowned Hiroshima Peacebuilders Center.

 

I spent a fascinating afternoon here in Hiroshima. While it is most moving to hear the terrible trauma the city experienced on August 1945, it is also encouraging to learn that out of the ashes of this, the city and its people have not only rebuilt their lives. Hiroshima is a living example of the success of peacebuilding – and I am most impressed by the positive contribution this institution and the city are making to peace and peacebuilding worldwide. Anyone who has come here to Hiroshima has seen something extraordinary – and those who have yet to visit have missed something extraordinary.
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Statement by SRSG Ahmedou Ould-Abdallah to the United Nations Security Council

New York, 18 November 2009

 

Members have before them the Secretary-General’s report pursuant to Security Council resolution 1846 (2008).  Let me highlight the key observations.

 

First of all piracy is a highly profitable business – we therefore have to address it as a criminal activity with many tentacles in many places in the region and around the world

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Statement by SRSG Ahmedou Ould-Abdallah to the extraordinary meeting of ICG for Somalia

New York, 23 September 2009

 

Prime Minister,
Ministers,
Under-Secretary-Generals,
Delegates,
Distinguished Guests,
 
I am most grateful to all of you members of the International Contact Group and especially to its co-founders, Norway and the US, for the Group’s very existence and for its flexibility as a forum for frank and open discussion on international cooperation on Somalia. I am also grateful for the proposal made by Italy and Kenya to convene this extraordinary meeting taking advantage of your presence here for the 64th General Assembly.
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Statement by SRSG Ahmedou Ould-Abdallah to the United Nations Security Council

New York, 29 July 2009

 

Mr President,

Permanent Representatives,
Ladies and Gentlemen,
 
I am grateful for this opportunity to brief the Security Council.
 
While the situation remains fragile, there are positive developments in Somalia. As I told the Council previously, a new paradigm is being implemented. Despite multiple constraints, the Government is resisting and repelling multiple attempts to overthrow it and seize power illegally by force. It is also overcoming the two decades of skepticism over Somalia.
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Speech by DSRSG Charles Petrie at the National Somali Journalists Conference
Nairobi, 24 – 26 July 2009
 
H.E. Mr. Vice President of the Republic of Kenya,
H.E. Minister and Representative of Somalia,
Ambassadors,
Distinguished guests,
 
Thank you. I would like to thank the organizers of this most important conference for inviting the UN Political Office for Somalia to address you.  Unfortunately the Special Representative Mr Ould-Abdallah is travelling. He asked me to send you his warmest greetings and address you in his place.
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The World's Duty to Somalia

By Ahmedou Ould-Abdallah

 

Special to The Washington Post

Source: Los Angeles Times, The - Washington Post News Service, Date: 20 July 2009

 

NAIROBI, Kenya -- When violence broke out in Somalia's battered capital this summer, cynics called it "business as usual." Once again, they claimed that the warring Somalis were embroiled in an incomprehensible clan struggle and that the international community should stay away and let them get on with it.

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Why the world should not let Somalia go to the dogs

By Ahmedou Ould-Abdallah

 

Posted Thursday, 25 June 2009 at 18:54

 

EXPERTS OFTEN TELL US THERE is “nothing new going on in Somalia” and that the old clan warfare is continuing. This is far from true. The attack launched by extremists on the legitimate Somali government on May 8 was an attempted coup — no more, no less.

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Speech by SRSG Ahmedou Ould-Abdallah to the African Union Peace and Security Council
Addis Ababa, 15 June 2009
 
Mr Chairman,
Ambassadors,
Delegates,
Ladies and Gentlemen,
 
I would like to thank the African Union for inviting the UN once again to brief this important meeting of the Peace and Security Council and I would like to extend my apologies for being unable to attend this important gathering in person due to a prior commitment.
 
Since our last meeting, events have been moving quickly. The attempted coup in Mogadishu, which was widely condemned by the AU, IGAD, the UN and many other regional organizations and Governments, has failed. However we must continue to give our full moral, financial and technical support to the Somali Government to ensure there is no repeat of such attacks and we need to keep emphasizing that some of those behind this are on the UN list of Al Qaeda and Taleban terrorists.
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Statement by SRSG Ahmedou Ould-Abdallah to the International Conference in support of the Somali

Security Forces and the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM)

Brussels, 23 April 2009

 
I would like to thank the Secretary General and the Chairperson of the African Union, the Secretary General of the Arab League, the Secretary General of the OIC, and of course the European Union and the European Commission in particular for their participation, support and contribution to giving this exceptional diplomatic visibility to Somalia. This is the first time in years that such a high level international conference has been convened and has been so well attended, demonstrating strong support to Somalia, its people and its new Government.
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Statement by SRSG Ahmedou Ould-Abdallah to the United Nations Security Council

New York, 20 March 2009

 
Mr President,
Mr Minister,
Permanent Representatives,
AU Commissioner,
Ladies and Gentlemen,
 
The purpose of my presentation is to introduce the next steps in the implementation of the Djibouti Agreement - an ongoing process- and how I see Somalia’s long march back to normality.
 
First I would like to make a few observations, then outline the importance of the linkage between Governance, Security and Development and finally discuss how to make the best use of the first one hundred days of the new Government.
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