Four Federal Member States of Galmudug, Jubaland, Hirshabelle, and South West State in Somalia have improved their drought and emergency response coordination as a result of support provided by IOM, the UN Migration Agency, and UNDP. Photo: IOM Somalia
Nine districts across Puntland launched milestone frameworks laying out their development priorities for the next five years.
Mr. Steiner was visiting Somalia as part of a high level UN and World Bank joint visit, and was joined by Mr. Mahmoud Mohieldin, Senior Vice President, World Bank and Mr. Mark Lowcock, UN Under Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, and head of the UNOCHA.
The Government, together with the Word Bank, EU and UN, has been finding out the impact of drought across the country through a Drought Impact and Needs Assessment. The information they have gathered has led to a long term plan to break the cycle of famine risk in Somalia. Read more about it here.
The conference aimed to create the space for dialogue on policy and best practice in fighting corruption.
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) handed over new police uniforms to the Somali Police Force at a ceremony in Mogadishu. The new police uniforms will provide increased visibility to the Somali Police Force, distinguish police personnel from other law enforcement and security officials, and will also make it easier for community members to report crime.
The UN theme of this year’s campaign is, “Leave no one behind: End Violence against Women and Girls!” This means including and prioritizing the most marginalized.

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