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Somalia: UN chief hails appointment of new Prime Minister

New York, Dec 25 (IBNS) United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday welcomed the Parliamentary endorsement of Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke as the new Prime Minister of the Federal Republic of Somalia in a step towards resolving the country's current political crisis.

Somalia: Security Council calls for unity amid political crisis

New York, Dec 11 (IBNS)The United Nations Security Council announced on Wednesdaythat it has taken note of a recent parliamentary vote of “no confidence” resulting in the political ouster of Somalia’s Prime Minister amid a surge of political instability and extremist violence in the East African country.

Somalia cannot afford to repeat 'pattern of division, paralysis'-UN political chief

New York, Nov 20 (IBNS): Somalia’s positive strides do not mean “plain sailing”, the United Nations political chief stressed Wednesday, telling a high-level forum in Copenhagen that the international community must continue to support the Horn of Africa nation in its efforts to stabilize and build sustainable security.

Somalia: Security Council urges Member States to strengthen efforts against piracy

New York, Nov 13 (IBNS): The United Nations Security Council today reaffirmed its condemnation of all acts of piracy and robbery at sea off the coast of Somalia, reiterating its calls for the international community to intensify their efforts in fighting what it said was a threat to the East African country’s stability.

Somalia: amid unstable security, UN warns of growing humanitarian crisis

New York., Oct 14 (IBNS) The top United Nations official in Somalia on Monday condemned the car bombing which left an estimated 13 people dead and many more injured in Mogadishu, the capital, amid a precarious humanitarian situation in the rest of the country.

Amid signs of progress in Somalia, UN chief urges continuing support for peace process

New York, Sept 25 (IBNS) Somalia's peace process is "gathering momentum" amid political progress and improving security, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Wednesday, while also warning that there was “much work still ahead” for the Horn of Africa country.

Somalia: Marking one year in Puntland, UN pledges state-building support

New York, Aug 18 (IBNS) At a ceremony marking its first year in Puntland, the United Nations mission in Somalia on Sunday pledged its continued support as the country looks ahead to beginning the process of federalism aimed at building a stronger, more united Somalia.

UN envoy welcomes agreement of intent to form new central Somalia administration

New York, July 31 (IBNS)The United Nations envoy in Somalia welcomed on Wednesday the agreement stating intent and principles for forming a new regional administration in the central part of the country.

Urgent efforts needed to avert further crises in Somalia, Yemen UN relief officials

New York, July 3 (IBNS): Urgent action is needed to prevent a worsening of the humanitarian crises in both Somalia and Yemen, senior United Nations relief officials warned on Wednesday, as they urged donors to help them step up their response as well as to consolidate the recent gains made in both countries.

Somalia: UN urges emergency funding through summer

New York, Jun 5 (IBNS): The United Nations humanitarian chief on Wednesday called for USD 60 million for the next three months to prevent Somalia "from slipping back into a major humanitarian crisis" as it did during the 2011 famine.

Somalia nearing danger zone in critical areas: UN

New York, May 23 (IBNS): While Somalia has made political, economic and security progress in the last 12 months, the country is approaching a "danger zone" in a number of areas, the top United Nations official warned on Thursday.

Somalia: UNSC condemns latest bombing in Mogadishu

New York, May 5 (IBNS): The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on Sunday strongly condemned the latest terrorist bomb attack in the Somali capital Mogadishu, for which the Islamic insurgent group Al-Shabaab has claimed responsibility and which has caused numerous deaths and injuries.

Somalia: UN condemns murder of second lawmaker

New York, Apr 23 (IBNS): Following the murder earlier on Tuesday of Somali parliamentarian Abdiaziz Isaaq Mursal - the second lawmaker to be killed in less than 48 hours in Mogadishu - the top United Nations official in the country strongly condemned the incident and pledged the world body's resolve in standing by the Somali people as they worked to build a stable, peaceful country.

Somalia: UN calls for moratorium after execution of murderer

New York, Apr 5 (IBNS): The United Nations human rights office Friday voiced its concern at the "hasty" judicial process in the Somali town of Kismayo that led to the execution of man nine days after he allegedly murdered an elder, and called on authorities to impose a moratorium on the death penalty.