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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…  


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…  


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 …  

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