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UNRIC Library Backgrounder: Somalia

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UN Entities
  • United Nations Support Office in Somalia (UNSOS):
    https://unsos.unmissions.org/ 
    The United Nations Support Office in Somalia (UNSOS) was established on 9 November 2015, through a UN Security Council Resolution 2245. UNSOS is a successor operation to the United Nations Support Office for AMISOM (UNSOA), which was established in 2009 (S/RES/1863 (2009) to provide logistical field support to the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM).
  • United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM):
    https://unsom.unmissions.org/ 
    The United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) was established on 3 June 2013 by UN Security Council Resolution 2102, following a comprehensive assessment of the United Nations in support of the establishment of the Federal Government of Somalia. The mandate of UNSOM was subsequently renewed by Security Council resolutions 2158 (2014), 2221 (2015), 2232 (2015), and 2275 (2016). The current mandate is valid until 31 March 2017.
  • Security Council Committee pursuant to resolutions 751 (1992) and 1907 (2009) concerning Somalia and Eritrea:
    https://www.un.org/sc/suborg/en/sanctions/751

Security Council Meetings on Somalia
Selected UN Documents
  • S/2017/21 (9 January 2017): Report of the Secretary-General on Somalia: http://undocs.org/S/2017/21
    Submitted pursuant to para. 22 of Security Council resolution 2275 (2016) and para. 44 of resolution 2297 (2016); covers major developments from 1 Sep.-31 Dec. 2016.
    "Annex: Results of the electoral process for the lower house of the Federal Parliament in 2016": p. 19. Includes UN map no. 3690 Rev.10: Somalia (Dec. 2011).
  • S/2016/1121 (30 December 2016): Letter dated 21 December 2016 from the Chair of the Security Council Committee pursuant to Resolutions 751 (1992) and 1907 (2009) concerning Somalia and Eritrea addressed to the President of the Security Council: http://undocs.org/S/2016/1121
    Transmits report of the Committee's activities for 2016.
  • S/2016/1098 (22 December 2016): Report of the Secretary-General on children and armed conflict in Somalia: http://undocs.org/S/2016/1098
    Submitted pursuant to Security Council resolution 1612 (2005) and subsequent resolutions; covers the period 1 Apr. 2010-31 July 2016.
  • S/2016/843 (7 October 2016): Report of the Secretary-General on the situation with respect to piracy and armed robbery at sea off the coast of Somalia: http://undocs.org/S/2016/843
    Submitted pursuant to para. 33 of Security Council resolution 2246 (2015); covers major developments since the previous report of 12 Oct. 2015 (S/2014/776).
    "Annex: Bilateral contributions for the implementation of Security Council resolution 2246 (2015) made during the reporting period, as submitted by contributing countries": p. 16-17. Includes UN map no. 3690 rev. 10.2: Somalia (May 2014).
  • A/HRC/33/64 (15 September 2016): Report of the Independent Expert on the Situation of Human Rights in Somalia : note / by the Secretariat: http://undocs.org/A/HRC/33/64
    Submitted by Independent Expert Bahame Tom Nyanduga pursuant to Human Rights Council resolution 30/20.
  • S/2015/1037 (28 December 2015): Letter dated 24 December 2015 from the Chair of the Security Council Working Group on Peacekeeping Operations addressed to the President of the Security Council: http://undocs.org/S/2015/1037
    Transmits concept note of this year's 4th thematic discussion of the Security Council Working Group on Peacekeeping Operations, held on 26 June 2015, entitled "The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM): Lessons learned".
  • S/2014/726 (13 October 2014): Letter dated 10 October 2014 from the Chair of the Security Council Committee pursuant to resolutions 751 (1992) and 1907 (2009) concerning Somalia and Eritrea addressed to the President of the Security Council: http://undocs.org/S/2014/726
    Transmits letter dated 19 Sept. 2014 from the members of the UN Monitoring Group on Somalia and Eritrea submitting the report on Somalia pursuant to Security Council resolution 2111 (2013).
  • A/HRC/25/45 (8 January 2014): Stand-Alone High-Level Interactive Dialogue on Assistance to Somalia in the Field of Human Rights : report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights: http://undocs.org/A/HRC/25/45
    Submitted pursuant to Human Rights Council decision 23/114; dialogue held on 24 Sept. 2013.
  • S/2012/74 (31 January 2012): Special report of the Secretary-General on Somalia: http://undocs.org/S/2012/74
  • S/2012/50 (20 January 2012): Report of the Secretary-General on specialized anti-piracy courts in Somalia and other States in the region: http://undocs.org/S/2012/50
  • S/2011/661 (25 October 2011): Report of the Secretary-General on the protection of Somali natural resources and waters: http://undocs.org/S/2011/661
  • Further documents:
  • UN Member States on the Record: Somalia
    http://www.un.org/depts/dhl/unms/somalia.shtml
    key documents related to its membership in the UN; statements made before the principal organs; draft resolutions sponsored; periodic reports submitted on Human Rights conventions, etc.

Selected Statements and Speeches by UN Officials

Further Information

Selected Non-UN Sources
22 March 2017
not an official document - for information only
http://www.unric.org/en/unric-library/30502