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  • Somali Electoral Commission launch 5-year plan to achieve ‘one-person, one-vote’ Elections in 2020-2021 Dec 13, 2017

    The National Independent Electoral Commission (NIEC) have launched a 5-year Strategic Plan this week outlining a roadmap for achieving ‘one-person, one-vote’ universal elections in 2020-2021 in Somalia.

  • Innovate for Somalia: Future Ready Nov 17, 2017

    Join us for a “Future Ready” two week coding training from 10th to the 21st December 2017. You will learn to create applications that solve issues in Somali communities and be able to then share your knowledge with others. The training programme is open to both men and women. It is being run by UNDP's Innovate for Somalia project in collaboration with Microsoft and in partnership with the Ministry of Planning, Investment and Economic Development, Federal Government of Somalia.

  • UNDP is saddened to confirm the loss of our staff member Faiza Sheikh Mohamud Oct 19, 2017

    We at UNDP Somalia are saddened to confirm the loss of a colleague and friend, Ms. Faiza Sheikh Mohamud, during the tragic attacks of the 14th October in Mogadishu.

  • Short Film Competition Sep 20, 2017

    Are you an aspiring filmmaker? Would you like to make a short film about innovation in Somalia? Come to a six day innovation event starting on Monday 2nd October 2017 in Mogadishu and produce a short 3 minute film on the theme “Innovating for Somalia”.

  • Applications open for UNDP Young Leadership Programme III (YLP-3) Sep 20, 2017

    UNDP aims to support Young Somali people through a Young Leadership Programme III (YLP-3), which is now available for young Somalis who are interested to apply and participate. YLP 3 provides an opportunity to learn about the Sustainable Development Goals, use social innovation tools to reframe and address social challenges that matter to youth, design and implement projects that will help your communities.

  • United Nations Under-Secretary-General Mr. Jeffrey Feltman visits National Independent Electoral Commission (NIEC) Aug 27, 2017

    The United Nations Under-Secretary-General Mr. Jeffrey Feltman visited the Somali National Independent Electoral Commission (NIEC) as part of a high-level visit to Somalia on Friday. The Commission presented Mr Feltman with its preparatory plans for universal elections by 2021, with NIEC Chairperson Halima Ismail Ibrahim outlining the importance of the steps that need to be taken by all stakeholders, to achieve what will be the first general elections in the country since 1969.

  • Federal Government of Somalia establish Environment Wing in Office of the Prime Minister with the support of UNDP Mar 1, 2016

    The Minister of Water & Energy and State Minister of Environment together with UNDP Country Director, George Conway, inaugurated the Environment Office. This office is focal point for multi-lateral environmental agreements (MEAs) and will coordinate national level actions with line ministries to meet Somalia’s obligations under the MEAs.

  • Water dams build resilience for communities in Puntland Dec 16, 2015

    Dry seasons and water shortages have been a constant problem in the Puntland region of Somalia.

  • Secretary-General's Message Dec 10, 2015

    Amid large-scale atrocities and widespread abuses across the world, Human Rights Day should rally more concerted global action to promote the timeless principles that we have collectively pledged to uphold.

  • Helen Clark: Statement on World AIDS Day Dec 1, 2015

    AIDS continues to be a major global health and development challenge. Since its emergence as one of the most brutal and debilitating diseases in history, it has already claimed the lives of more than 34 million people.

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