Mission News

  • 26 Jul 2019 - Mogadishu, 25 July 2019— The United Nations in Somalia today marked the arrival of a new contingent of Ugandan peacekeepers charged with ensuring the safety of the world body’s staff in their compound in the capital city, Mogadishu. At a handover ceremony, the arrival of...
  • 17 Jul 2019 - Mogadishu, 17 July 2019 - The United Nations envoy to Somalia, James Swan, yesterday awarded medals to officers of a United Nations Guard Unit (UNGU) for distinguished service. The soldiers, belonging to UN Guard Unit 5, were awarded the United Nations Medal for Special Service...
  • Simon Mulongo (left), the Deputy Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (DSRCC) for Somalia, and Mr. Clark Toes (right), the UNSOS Chief of Service Delivery, ride bicycles in Mogadishu, Somalia on 11 June 2019. This was part of activities to mark the World Environment Day, celebrated every year on 5th June. UN Photo / Ilyas Ahmed

    11 Jun 2019 - 5 June 2019 was marked globally as World Environment Day with the theme of “Air pollution”. As 5 June was a United Nations Official Holiday in Somalia, the celebration of World Environment Day was held in Mogadishu on 11 June 2019, with activities conducted by UNSOM,...
  • 15 Mar 2019 - Mogadishu  – A visiting African Union and United Nations (AU-UN) delegation winds up its weeklong assessment tour of Somalia this weekend, after evaluating progress made by the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM),...
  • 13 Feb 2018 - Mogadishu - A delegation from the African Union Peace Support Operations Division (PSOD) is in Somalia to assess peacekeeping activities as the transfer of responsibilities from AMISOM to Somali national security forces begin to take shape. During its four-day stay in Somalia,...
  • 16 Jan 2018 - Nairobi - The UN Department of Field Support (DFS) has launched a new phase of training for African peacekeeping troops focusing on heavy engineering operations. Twelve troops drawn from Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Zambia and Ethiopia, are among trainees undergoing a three...
  • 09 Jan 2018 - Mogadishu – A group of 31 British soldiers who are concluding their tour of duty with the United Nations Support Office in Somalia (UNSOS) were today awarded medals for their distinguished service in Mogadishu. The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General (SRSG),...
  • 04 Dec 2017 - Mogadishu – A high-level security conference on Somalia has agreed to an “urgent development of realistic, conditions-based transition plan”, to transfer the national security responsibility from the AU Mission in Somalia...
  • 24 Oct 2017 - Mogadishu - United Nations staff members today gathered in Mogadishu to commemorate UN Day with a promise to continue their support for the people of Somalia in their quest for lasting peace and security. The event was attended by the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-...
  • 21 Oct 2017 - Mogadishu - Top African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) and United Nations officials yesterday joined the Federal Government of Somalia in mourning the victims of last weekend’s bomb attack. The event, organized by the Federal Ministry of Transport and Civil...

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