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03062013 Somalia - New UN Mission

03062013 Somalia - New UN Mission

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The Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Somalia Nicholas Kay has arrived in the Horn of African nation, to take up his role as the head of the newly formed United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM).
The political mission comes into effect as of 3rd of June 2013 and was established through a unanimous vote by the UN Security Council in May this year.
The Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Somalia Nicholas Kay has arrived in the Horn of African nation, to take up his role as the head of the newly formed United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM).
The political mission comes into effect as of 3rd of June 2013 and was established through a unanimous vote by the UN Security Council in May this year.

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STORY: SOMALIA / NEW UN MISSION TRT: 3:24 SOURCE: AU/UN IST RESTRICTIONS: This media asset is free for editorial broadcast

, print, online and radio use. It is not to be sold on and is restricted for other purposes. All enquiries to news@auunist.org CREDIT REQUIRED: AU/UN IST LANGUAGE: ENGLISH /NATS DATELINE: 03 JUNE 2013, MOGADISHU, SOMALIA SHOTLIST: 1. Wide shot, Mogadishu International airport 2. Wide shot, plane carrying UN Special Representative to the Secretary (SRSG) for Somalia, Nicholas Kay arriving 3. Med shot, plane turning on the tarmac 4. Wide shot, Government and UN officials waiting 5. Med shot, SRSG Kay existing the plane and greeting officials 6. Med shot, SRSG Kay being welcomed by the Minister of Information and Telecommunication 7. Wide shot, SRSG Kay greeting officials 8. Med shot, SRSG Kay talking to officials 9. Wide shot, SRSG Kay and officials walk from the airport 10. Med shot, of AMISOM officials waiting for SRSG Kay arrival. 11. Wide shot, of SRSG Kay being welcomed by head of AU mission in Somalia, Ambassador Mahamat Annadif 12. Wide shot, AMISOM guard of honor 13. Med shot, soldiers at the guard of honor 14. Wide shot, guard of honor with SRSG Kay 15. Med shot, Ambassador Mahamat and SRSG Kay during guard of honor 16. Wide shot, SRSG Kay and Ambassador Annadif walking away 17. Wide shot, SRSG Kay meeting the Somali Prime Minister at the office of the Prime Minister 18. Med shot, Somali Prime Minister Abdi Farah Shiridon during the meeting 19. Med shot, SRSG Kay during the meeting 20. Med shot, Somali Prime Minister and SRSG Kay talking 21. Wide shot, Somali Prime Minister and SRSG Kay during meeting 22. SOUNDBITE (English) Nicholas Kay, UN Special Representative to the Secretary for Somalia (SRSG): “This is a new chapter for Somalia, where the mission is a new mission about building. Building new institutions, building a Federal state and supporting the government of Somalia and the Somali people in there as aspirations.” 23. Wide Shot, Somali Parliament Speaker walking SRSG Kay out of his office 24. Wide Shot, Somali Parliament Speaker and SRSG Kay approaching the podium 25. Med shot, SRSG Kay addressing journalists

26. Wide shot, journalists at the event 27. Med shot, of cameras 28. SOUNDBITE (English) Mohammed Osman Jawari, Speaker of Parliament Mohammed: “This time we are in a new reality, we are out of transition and we have a lot of problems to face and a lot of challenges to meet, So I am expecting that this new reality, this new office will not only be a change of face, but also of attitude, of way of doing and working… one door to knock, that’s what we asked for and that’s what we really need here.” 29.Med shot, SRSG Kay and Somali Parliament speaker Jawari chatting 32. Wide shot, SRSG Kay leaving Villa Somali complex

STORY: The Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Somalia Nicholas Kay has arrived in the Horn of African nation, to take up his role as the head of the newly formed United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM). The political mission comes into effect as of 3rd of June 2013 and was established through a unanimous vote by the UN Security Council in May this year. SRSG Kay, a former diplomat who served as the Africa Director at the United Kingdom’s Foreign Office was welcomed at the airport in Mogadishu by the Somali Minister of Information, Telecommunication and Transport, Abdullahi Elmoge Hersi and UN officials on the ground. He met the head of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), Ambassador Mohamat Annadif, who he thanked for the support the peacekeeping mission is providing to Somali’s security sector and the UN. Somalia was torn apart by a brutal civil war since 1991, but over the last 22 months it has made significant progress towards stability. In August 2011, the Islamic extremist group Al Shabaab retreated from Mogadishu and they have been losing ground to Somali National Army (SNA) forces backed by AMISOM ever since. A year later the Federal Somali Government was formed, ending the county’s transitional period and bringing about the election of the President Sheikh Hassan Mohamud in a UN-backed, democratic process. SRSG Kay paid a visit to Villa Somalia, the seat of the Somali Government, where he met with Prime Minister Abdi Farah Shiridon and Mohamed Osman Jawari, the Speaker of the Somali Federal Parliament. SOUNDBITE (English) Nicholas Kay, UN Special Representative of the SecretaryGeneral for Somalia (SRSG): “This is a new chapter for Somalia, where the mission is a new mission about building. Building new institutions, building a Federal state and supporting the government of Somalia and the Somali people in their aspirations.”

The Speaker, Mohammed Osman Jawari, said that he was very happy that UNSOM had officially arrived in Somalia. SOUNDBITE (English) Mohammed Osman Jawari, Speaker of Somali Federal Parliament: “This time we are in a new reality, we are out of transition and we have a lot of problems to face and a lot of challenges to meet. So I am expecting that this new reality, this new office will not only be a change of face, but also of attitude, of way of doing and working… one door to knock, that’s what we asked for and that’s what we really need here.” With the driving out of the Al Qaeda linked group Al Shabaab from most regions of the country, the government is now stabilizing large areas under its control. A task that can be quite a challenge for the ten-month old government. The new mission’s role is to provide the UN good offices’ function that dr aws on best practices from other parts of the world to support the Federal Government in its endeavours to bring sustainable peace to Somalia. The mission will advise on peacebuilding and state-building activities such as governance, security reforms, human rights and the establishment of formal judicial systems. The Special Representative Nicholas Kay takes over from Augustine Mahiga who was in charge of the United Nations Political Office for Somalia (UNPOS), which has been dissolved after it accomplished its mandate. UNSOM will be headquartered in Mogadishu with offices in Hargeisa, Garowe and Baidoa with the hope of expanding to other areas of the country. The new mission will be operational for an initial period of 12 months. END.

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