Press releases
  • Community policing curriculum for 292 youth May 21, 2017

    Understanding leadership, civic education, first aid, rule of law and the justice chain is critical to improve security and interaction with the police in Somali communities, particularly among the youth. The University of Mogadishu this month trained 292 youth volunteers, who participate in community policing initiatives in 19 districts in the Banadir region, Baidoa and Kismayo.

  • Constitutional review process kicked off in Somalia May 21, 2017

    Somalia is undergoing a historic process of change, moving towards peace following decades of violent conflict. The Ministry of Constitutional Affairs (MoCA) along with the Speakers of the National Federal Parliament last Friday introduced to international partners in Nairobi a master plan for the review of Somalia’s Provisional Constitution (2012). Extensive consultations with regional administrations, the National Federal Parliament and civil society will lead to the drafting of a new Federal Constitution, which will set a framework for the national elections in 2020.

  • Training for judicial officials in Southwest State May 17, 2017

    The United Nations Joint Rule of Law Programme this month trained 25 judges, prosecutors, registrars, lawyers and members of the Judicial Services Commission serving in Somalia's Southwest State on the Penal Code and criminal procedures, law of evidence, as well as cases of sexual and gender-based violence.

  • Community policing training in Kismayo for youth May 4, 2017

    Kismayo's youth today completed a training on becoming active partners with police in preventing crime in their communities. Fifteen youth volunteers, including 10 women, along with representatives of Jubaland authorities, elders and religious leaders and 15 police officers learnt the basics of community policing, which will enable greater cooperation between police and community for the stability of Jubaland.

  • SGBV Forensics Training for Puntland Police Apr 19, 2017

    With support from the government of Japan, UN Joint Rule of Law Project, Police pillar held on 15-19 April a five day training on Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) investigation and application of forensic science for eighteen CID Police Investigators as well as a Prosecutor and Judge from the High Judiciary Council.

  • UNDP Somalia host Social Good Summit 2016 event in Garowe Sep 22, 2016

    United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Somalia has hosted the Social Good Summit event in Garowe, bringing together local leaders, members from the community and media personnel to discuss ’The Role of Media in the Development’’ and join the global conference where ideas meet new media to create innovative solutions.

  • Improved Police visibility through provision of new uniforms to Somaliland Police Aug 18, 2016

    17 August 2016, Hargeisa. — A hand-over ceremony of new Police Uniform for the Somaliland Police took place at the Somaliland Police Headquarter in Hargeisa which was presented by the UNDP, Deputy Country Director for Programmes to the State Minster of Security and the Police Commissioner in the presence of the donors and representatives of the international community.

  • Somalia Signs Landmark Paris Climate Agreement Apr 28, 2016

    Somalia joined the political leadership of global community at the United Nations Headquarters in New York to sign the landmark Paris Climate Agreement on 22nd April 2016. The Climate Agreement was signed by the President of Somalia, H. E. Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, in the presence of the UN Secretary General and Heads of State and Government from 174 countries and the European Union.

  • JOINT PRESS RELEASE - Mobile Courts Workshop Opens in Mogadishu Dec 16, 2015

    Mogadishu, 16 December 2015 – The Federal Government of Somalia, United Nations, and donor partners welcomed the opening of the Mobile Courts Planning Workshop this week in Mogadishu. Access to a functioning and fair legal system is one of the pillars of sustainable peace and development. As part of the Joint Rule of Law Joint Programme, Mobile Courts provide access to legal aid services and information to those in the most difficult to reach areas.

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