Somalia: Somalia's trajectory Progress or Peril in Somalia?

Nairobi (HAN) April 28, 2014. Weekly Somalia Security Updates. UNSC envoy in Somalia reaffirms world body’s strong resolve to stay the course in Somalia Special Representative and head of the UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) Nicholas Kay.  The top United Nations envoy in Somalia called on the country’s international partners (EU, AU, Arab League and UN) to boost support to aid peace building and humanitarian efforts in Somalia, while reaffirming that the world body has no plans to withdraw amid attacks by Al-Shabaab militants. “It’s a moment of great new opportunities but also some significant new challenges, and I think it’s important mission to maintain. ”


Progress or Peril in Somalia? Watch a Video Conversation with U.N. Special Representative for Somalia Nicholas Kay;   Streamed live Video by U.S.Institute of Peace in Washington on Apr 22, 2014.

The Special Representative of the U.N. Secretary-General for Somalia, Nicholas Kay,  discussed the United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia’s progress in executing key governance and security goals.


Ambassador Nicholas Kay
Special Representative of the Secretary General for Somalia

Ambassador Johnnie Carson, Moderator
Special Advisor to the President, U.S. Institute of Peace



Despite the optimism that surrounded President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud’s inauguration in 2012, Somalia has struggled to achieve key governance and security goals. A recent cabinet reshuffle and intensified Al-Shabab militant activity in Southern Somalia in particularly Mogadishu area have raised more concerns about Somalia’s trajectory. With elections planned for 2016, rapid progress is required to bolster confidence in Somalia’s government and leadership.

To address these issues, USIP is pleased to host a discussion with Nicholas Kay, the Special Representative of the U.N. Secretary-General for Somalia. As the head of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM), Amb. Kay oversees a mission charged with providing policy advice to the federal government on a range of governance and security issues and coordinating international engagement. He will provide an update on recent developments and UNSOM’s progress in executing its mandate and take questions from the audience.

This Somalia event was an originally planed of March 12, 2014

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