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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…  


The Mogadishu Tech Summit 2019

Mogadishu, 21 November 2019 – The Mogadishu Tech Summit closed in the Somali capital today amidst words of praise and encouragement from the government and the United Nations, and pledges worth…  



Hirshabelle local government holds consultation on quota for women’s representation in district councils

The Hirshabelle Ministry of Interior and Local Government has committed to implementing a thirty percent quota for women’s representation amongst the delegates who elect district councils in the…  



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,…  


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…  

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