Civil society groups marked the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights this month with seven parallel individual events in the Somali capital, highlighting the need to protect the rights of minority groups, young people, people with disabilities, women and children, journalists, and humanitarian workers and civilians in conflict situations.
UNDP and the Somali Federal Ministry of Justice and Judiciary Affairs sign the first part of an agreement to tackle corruption and increase public and private sector transparency in Somalia.
Members of both houses of the Somali Federal Parliament highlight role parliaments play in achieving and holding the Government to account on the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), at key event in Mogadishu.
Hundreds of women from across Somalia gathered in Mogadishu to call for greater involvement of women in peace and reconciliation processes, following a series of consultative events in Federal Member States and in Benadir region.
The high level forum looked at tackling corruption and improving financial governance
The new project will support the Somali Government’s ability to improve inter-governmental, state, and regional cooperation to meet the targets of three Rio Conventions on climate change and environmental protection.
Somalia’s first ever Tech Summit took place in Mogadishu in October, with a focus on youth and using technology to build a sustainable future in a global digital world.

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