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Somalia to Receive Debt Relief under the Enhanced HIPC Initiative

Somalia to Receive Debt Relief under the Enhanced HIPC Initiative

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank’s International Development Association have determined that Somalia has taken the necessary steps to begin receiving debt relief under the enhanced Heavily Indebted Poor Countries (HIPC) Initiative. Somalia is the 37th country to reach this milestone, known as the HIPC Decision Point. Debt relief will help Somalia make […]

JOINT STATEMENT ON THE SITUATION IN GEDO

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JOINT STATEMENT ON THE SITUATION IN GEDO

8 Mar2020 JOINT STATEMENT ON THE SITUATION IN GEDO Mogadishu – Somalia’s international partners* express grave concern at the build-up of security forces in the Gedo region of Jubaland, Somalia, and clashes in the vicinity of Belet Hawo on 2 March that have resulted in the displacement of civilians and casualties. We urgently call upon all actors to exercise restraint, […]

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UN calls for protection of civilians in Somalia

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UN calls for protection of civilians in Somalia

Tuesday March 3, 2020 The United Nations on Tuesday called for the protection of civilians as escalating violence displaces nearly 56,000 people in southern Somalia. Preliminary reports indicate that up to 9,000 households (approximately 56,000 people) have been displaced in Gedo, Jubaland State following a stand-off since early February between the parties to the conflict […]

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SECURITY COUNCIL PRESS STATEMENT ON ELECTIONS IN SOMALIA

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SECURITY COUNCIL PRESS STATEMENT ON ELECTIONS IN SOMALIA

29 Feb2020 SECURITY COUNCIL PRESS STATEMENT ON ELECTIONS IN SOMALIA The members of the Security Council noted the progress made in the preparations for the holding of national elections in late 2020 or early 2021 in Somalia, and welcomed the role of the Federal Government of Somalia, the Somali Federal Parliament and the National Independent […]

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PRESS RELEASE: Somalia To Reestablish Financial Relations with The World Bank Group After Thirty Years

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PRESS RELEASE: Somalia To Reestablish Financial Relations with The World Bank Group After Thirty Years

PRESS RELEASE FEBRUARY 27, 2020 Somalia To Reestablish Financial Relations with The World Bank Group After Thirty Years WASHINGTO, February 27, 2020 — The World Bank Group Board of Executive Directors today moved toward normalizing its relations with the Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) after thirty years. This will open up opportunities for Somalia to access concessional […]

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IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva Announces Financing Milestone on Debt Relief for Somalia

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IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva Announces Financing Milestone on Debt Relief for Somalia

PRESS RELEASE NO. 20/70 Wednesday February 26, 2020 Kristalina Georgieva,Managing Director IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva today announced that the International Monetary Fund has secured sufficient financing pledges to allow the Fund to provide comprehensive debt relief to Somalia. Over 100 IMF member countries have pledged to provide more than SDR 242 million (US$334 million) […]

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Statement made by Ambassador Jonathan Allen, Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN, at the briefing on the situation in Somalia

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Statement made by Ambassador Jonathan Allen, Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN, at the briefing on the situation in Somalia

Published 24 February 2020 Statement made by Ambassador Jonathan Allen, Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN, at the briefing on the situation in Somalia   Thank you Mr President, and I also want to thank our briefers. I thought Dan Smith’s presentation was particularly interesting. I think it’s a helpful reminder that it is rarely […]

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United States Mission to the United Nations: Remarks at a UN Security Council Briefing on the Situation in Somalia

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United States Mission to the United Nations: Remarks at a UN Security Council Briefing on the Situation in Somalia

24 Feb2020 AS DELIVERED Thank you, Mr. President. Thank you, Special Representative Swan for your briefing today. The United States deeply appreciates your commitment to advancing security, stability, and development in Somalia. I also thank the other two briefers for their briefings today as well. Mr. President, 2020 is a critical year as Somalia seeks […]

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REMARKS BY UN ENVOY JAMES SWAN TO THE SECURITY COUNCIL ON THE SITUATION IN SOMALIA ON 24 FEBRUARY 2020

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REMARKS BY UN ENVOY JAMES SWAN TO THE SECURITY COUNCIL ON THE SITUATION IN SOMALIA ON 24 FEBRUARY 2020

24 Feb2020 REMARKS BY UN ENVOY JAMES SWAN TO THE SECURITY COUNCIL ON THE SITUATION IN SOMALIA ON 24 FEBRUARY 2020 Mr. President, 2020 has the potential to be a transformative year for Somalia.  A number of key national priorities are due to conclude and will impact Somalia’s trajectory for years to come. Last October […]

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Bihi, Farmajo Meeting To Feature In Ethiopia PM’s Talks

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Bihi, Farmajo Meeting To Feature In Ethiopia PM’s Talks

Saturday February 15, 2020 The expansion of the Somaliland Port of Berbera and the meeting between Somaliland and Somalia leaders will be among the discussions points between Ethiopia Prime Minister Aby Ahmed and the United Arab Emirates leadership this weekend. Ethiopia Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed landed in Abu Dhabi on Thursday evening for a round […]

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