Today from Hiiraan Online:
Statement from the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on the signing of the NSSP Decree
Friday, August 10, 2012
The UN Special Representative of the Secretary General (SRSG) for Somalia, Dr. Augustine Mahiga, welcomed the presidential decree on the National Security and Stabilization Plan (NSSP), signed by President of Somalia Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmed, on 8 August 2012.
The signing ceremony was held at the Presidency, Villa Somalia, and was attended by the Speaker of Parliament, Sharif Hassan Sheikh Aden, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Avv. Aydid Abdullahi Ilkahanaf, Prime Minister Abdiweli Mohamed Ali, Ministers of Defence Hussein Arab Isse and Interior Abdisamad Ma'alin Mahmud, Commander of the Somali Armed Forces General Abdulqadir Sheikh Ali Dini, and other senior Somali officials.
Speaking at the ceremony, President Sharif described the signing of the NSSP as a historic step, adding that “implementation of the NSSP was critical for Somalia”. He appealed to the international community to support the forthcoming Somali government in the implementation of the Plan so that Somalia stands on its feet.
The NSSP provides the immediate, medium to long-term priority actions required to strengthen the security and justice sector institutions in Somalia; that respect and promote human rights and the rule of law.
“The development of the NSSP through Navaisha, Puntland, Galkayo, Nairobi and now Mogadishu has been inclusive, participatory, led and owned by Somalis” said SRSG Mahiga.
The NSSP envisions a secured and enabled federated Somalia that is in lasting peace with itself and with its neighbors; restores security, access to justice and the rule of law; upholds the human rights of its citizens; is accountable, defends its constitution, territorial unity and integrity.
African Union pledges continuing support for Somalia
Key political risks to watch in Kenya
5 convicted in Va. for smuggling illegal African drug khat gets sentences of 1 year or less
Somalia takes further political steps
Commercial banks in Kenya eye Somalia and Ethiopia
Somali Cabinet rejects newly created districts
Mo Farah's family cheers him on from Somaliland village
US terror drone kills 5 people in southern Somalia
Camel milk may help control diabetes, researchers say
- LA Times
After decades of war, seed of hope arrives in Somalia
Kenyan warplanes hit al-Shabab base in Somali village
- Press TV
'al-Shabaab' suspect arrested in the Dadaab refugee camp
Armed guards force pirates to halt hijacks
- Daily News & Analysis
Food prices in Somalia rise to unprecedented highs
- Press TV
Mo Farah spreads thrill of Olympic victory to Mogadishu
- LA Times
AU wants 600 Ugandan soldiers to leave Somalia
- New Vision
Abdi Mohamed Samatar, "We decided to sacrifice our lives to safeguard the ministry"
UN cautions enemies of the Somali peace process
USA: Concord, NH Neighborhood Bands Together After Hate Crime
- CBS Boston
All Rights Reserved Copyright. © 1999-2023, www.hiiraan.com