Closure of UNPOS
The United Nations Political Office for Somalia (UNPOS) completed its Security Council mandate on 3 June 2013. The United Nations continues to provide support to the Somalia Federal Government's peace and reconciliation efforts through the United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM), established by Security Council resolution 2101 (2013).
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21 Dec 2009
A suicide bomber kills 23 people, including three ministers in the Transitional Federal Government, parents, students, professors and journalists who are attending a Banaadir University ceremony at the Hotel Shamow for new graduating doctors. Although it is widely believed that Al-Shabab is behind the crime, the group's spokesman in Mogadishu denies responsibility. The attack is jointly condemned by the UN, the international community and the Somali Government.