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Set of milestones to meet Somalia’s obligations under environmental conventions agreed at a high-level meeting in Mogadishu

A set of milestones to meet three Rio Conventions on climate change, biodiversity and desertification were agreed at a high-level environment meeting this month, which was hosted by the Deputy Prime…  


Vice President of Hirshabelle launches joint UN and Government project to address displacement

The Vice President of Hirshabelle, Ali Abdullahi Hussein (Ali Guudlaawe), has launched a joint Government and UN project, called Midnimo II, which will work to support livelihoods and access to…  


Somaliland Parliament meets to discuss achievement of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030

The House of Representatives of the Somaliland Parliament have held a first of a kind two-day event in Hargeisa, on the role parliaments have in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by…  


Sixth group of UNDP sponsored law students graduate from Puntland State University

A sixth group of UNDP sponsored law students have graduated from Puntland State University School of Law this month, following completion of a four-year Bachelor of Law programme. The twenty students,…  


Final consultation on key local government law takes place in Hargeisa

A final consultation on a key local government law, called the “District and Regions Self-Administration Law”, has been held in Hargeisa, to ensure the law will be compliant with existing policies…  


Minister Deqa Yasin Presents Women's Charter at 63rd Commission on the Status of Women event in New York

At the 63rd Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) in New York on Friday, Somalia’s Federal Minister of Women and Human Rights Development, H.E. Deqa Yasin, presented a Women’s Charter for Somalia,…  


Statement on the Passing of Somali Federal Government Minister of Constitutional Affairs Abdirahman Hosh Jibril

The United Nations Development Programme in Somalia extends its deepest sympathy and condolences to the Federal Government and people of Somalia, and to all family and friends, on the tragic loss of…  


Women’s Charter for Somalia issued at three day Somali Women’s Convention

A landmark Women’s Charter for Somalia has been issued by delegates at a three-day Somali Women’s Convention, which took place in Mogadishu this week. The Convention was led by the Ministry of Women…  


International legal aid expert delivers training to Somali legal and justice teams

Thirty legal and justice professionals from across Somalia have taken part in a first of a kind three-day training on legal aid policy and practice, which was delivered by international legal expert…  


Somalia increases peace building efforts with launch of 2019 UN Peacebuilding Fund

The Government of Somalia and the United Nations have launched a five projects supported by the UN Peacebuilding Fund at an event this week in Mogadishu, which will be implemented by UN agencies in…  

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