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Somaliland district mayors review key Local Government Law

Mayors from across Somaliland have reviewed a key local government law at a meeting in Hargeisa at the end of December, which was facilitated by the Somaliland’s Parliament's Committee on Internal…  


Puntland launches public awareness campaign to stop charcoal production

A new public awareness campaign to reduce charcoal production and use in Puntland was launched by the Puntland Ministry of Environment and Climate Change this week, under a UN Joint program for…  


Young Somali entrepreneurs get seed funding to turn their business ideas into reality

Two teams of young Somalis with bright ideas for improving their country’s future will soon see their plans put into practice. After taking part in UNDP’s Future Ready initiative, both teams have won…  


Civil society groups hold landmark series of events to call for protection of human rights in Somalia

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…  


Somalia takes step forward in fighting corruption with signing of UNDP supported national integrity initiative

At a Government-led International Day Against Corruption event in Mogadishu, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Somali Federal Ministry of Justice and Judiciary Affairs have…  


Somali Parliaments highlighted as key actors in achieving the SDGs in Somalia

members of both houses of the Somali Federal Parliament have this week taken part in a two-day consultative event, on the role parliaments play in achieving and holding the Government to account on…  


Somali civil society women’s groups join 16 days of activism against Gender Based Violence

The Ministry of Women and Human Rights Development, and civil society women’s groups have joined the global campaign for 16 days of activism against Gender Based Violence (GBV), with a panel …  


Two day Women’s Peace Forum concludes in Mogadishu

A two-day Women’s Peace Forum, first of its kind, has concluded in Mogadishu yesterday, which saw hundreds of civil society women leaders, peace activists, and members of parliaments come together to…  


Somalia hosts its first National Economic Policy Forum

Somalia has hosted its first high level National Economic Policy Forum this week in Mogadishu, which saw participants discuss a national investment strategy, financial governance, tackling corruption…  


Somalia takes further steps to meet global climate convention targets with new UNDP and GEF supported initiative

The Government of Somalia has launched a new initiative to meet its obligations under three key international conventions on climate change, biodiversity and desertification, which were agreed to…  

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