Somalia

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Current Operations


EUTM

EU Military Mission to Contribute to the Training of Somali Security Forces (EU)
Begin: 05/10

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AMISOM

African Union Mission in Somalia (Sonstige)
Begin: 01/07

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UNSOM

United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UN-Peacebuilding)
Begin: 06/13

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News


UN envoy pledges support to people, Government of Somalia as new political mission opens (03.06.2013)

The head of the new United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) today pledged to support the Government and the people of the country in their quest for security and prosperity, as he arrived in the country’s capital for the Mission’s start of operations. … As part of its mandate, UNSOM...

New report of the Secretary-General on Somalia (31.05.2013)

The report provides a final update on the implementation of the mandate of the United Nations Political Office for Somalia (UNPOS), ahead of its closure on 3 June 2013, and on planning for the deployment of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) authorized under Security Council...

Former Islamist warlord elected president of Somali region (15.05.2013)

A former Islamist warlord was declared president of Somalia's southern region on Wednesday, something likely to upset the government in Mogadishu as it tries to assert its authority.

EU to step up security involvement in Somalia (15.05.2013)

The European Union is to move military training of Somali soldiers from Uganda to Mogadishu in a show of confidence in Somalia's growing stability after two decades of turmoil, the EU special envoy to Somalia said on Wednesday. … Michele Cervone d'Urso, the EU envoy, said having up to 80 European...

Somali security sector reform – analysis (13.05.2013)

An ambitious National Security and Stabilization Plan (NSSP), adopted last August, outlines plans to rebuild Somalia's armed forces and national security programme, reform the police and judiciary, and roll out a modern coastguard. Leaders hope to build a professional army of 28,000 within three...

International donors pledge millions to rebuild Somalia (08.05.2013)

Britain, the United States and other international donors have pledged more than $300 million to help Somalia, as the country rebuilds from two decades of chaos and war. British Prime Minister David Cameron said his country will commit $15.5 million toward developing the Somali armed forces and...

Security Council unanimously approves new UN political mission in Somalia (02.05.2013)

The Security Council today voted unanimously to establish the United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia, to be known as UNSOM and to be based in the country’s capital, Mogadishu, beginning on 3 June for an initial period of 12 months.