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This year’s International Women’s Day is a global call to eliminate inequality between men and women. That won’t be easy in Somalia, where women face discrimination in nearly every aspect of life.  

New clinics help reduce maternal, child mortality

Facilities supported by UNDP offer delivery, vaccination, nutrition and birth registration.  

Local economic development boosts family incomes, keeps kids in school

Khadra is one of 50 women helping to boost the economy in Somaliland by working in Gabiley’s thriving market, with knock-on benefits for health and education.  

Transforming local government: A bird's eye view

Decades of civil war have destroyed much of Somalia’s physical infrastructure and fractured trust among different communities, individual citizens and the state. So how to fix the damage? This…  

New market shows the power of local governance in Gabiley, Somaliland

For many years, Khadra sat under a tree by a dirt road in the small town of Gabiley and called it her shop. She’d spread her vegetables on the floor and wait there in the afternoon heat, watching them…  

To answer global protests, tackle new inequalities -- UN report

Bogota, December 9, 2019 – The demonstrations sweeping across the world today signal that, despite unprecedented progress against poverty, hunger and disease, many societies are not working as they…  

Daldhis (Build Your Country)

Since 2012, Somalia has seen significant changes in its security context and its political structure. Over the last two years, Somalia’s state formation process has seen the introduction of a new…  


UN support to the current electoral cycle (2018-2021) to assist Somalia with the preparations for universal elections is mandated by the UN Security Council Resolutions (UNSCR 2358 (2017) and 2408…  


Over 1.1 million people, or nearly ten percent, of the Somali population live in protracted internal displacement. Another one million Somalis are in displacement in neighbouring countries, bringing…  

Capacity for Investment Promotion and Economic Development

The main objective of this project initiation plan is to support the Ministry of Planning, Investment and Economic Development (MoPIED) to strengthen three (new and interrelated) main functions: a)…  

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