Press Statement on High-Level Meeting on Somalia


Press Statement on High-Level Meeting on Somalia

UNSOM, 24 Sep 2014

New York, 24 September 2014 - United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon co-chaired a High-Level Meeting on Somalia today, with the President of the Federal Republic of Somalia, H.E. Mr. Hassan Sheikh Mohamud and the Chair of the African Union Commission, H.E. Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, on the margins of the General Assembly. The meeting was attended by Heads of Delegations and Representatives of Member States, Observer Missions and the World Bank.

During the meeting, President Mohamud updated participants on implementation of his Government’s Vision 2016 for democratic transformation in Somalia, which envisages the formation of federal states, the completion of a constitutional review and the conduct of national elections in Somalia by 2016. President Mohamud said, “Today, we have a country that is beginning to unify behind a clear and shared vision for a united and federal Somalia that is at peace with itself, its neighbours and the world.”