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...
  • 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,...
  • 28 May 2019 - Nairobi – The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) and the United Nations Support Office in Somalia (UNSOS), are making comprehensive updates to the AU-UN Mandatory Pre-Deployment Training (PDT) package for uniformed personnel deploying to Somalia. “We...
  • 09 May 2019 - BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE TEAM, UNSOS The Field Technology Section (FTS) is a critical area of support in the United Nations Support Office in Somalia (UNSOS), providing information and communication technology (ICT) services to the mission as well as to the African Union Mission...
  • 23 Apr 2019 - A contingent of 530 Ugandan “Blue Helmets” (63 women, 467 men) is playing a crucial role in the United Nations’ efforts to help bring peace and stability to Somalia. They make up the United Nations Guard Unit (UNGU, that is tasked with protecting UN compounds in Mogadishu in...
  • 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),...
  • 08 Mar 2019 - Mogadishu 8, March 2019 – A joint delegation from the African Union and the United Nations is in Somalia to assess progress made in implementing the Somalia Transition Plan whose key objective is the transfer of security...
  • 08 Mar 2019 - Mogadishu – The United Nations Communications Group in Somalia marks International Women’s Day by saluting the women of Somalia for their robust contribution to peace-building, reconciliation and the promotion of gender equality in their country. International Women’s Day was...
  • 18 Oct 2018 - Operating in Somalia’s rugged terrain and conflict-ridden regions, calls for strength of character by peacekeepers. However, such strength without effective means of mobility, may negate existing counter-terrorism activities and compound the security situation in the Horn of...

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