allAfrica.com: Somalia: UN Hosts Mini-Summit With Calls for Government Cohesion and More Aid


Regional leaders met in a mini-summit on Somalia at United Nations Headquarters in New York today with Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urging the Transitional Federal Government (TFG) to end its differences and deliver basic services, and the international community to do more to support the fragile country.Somali President Sheikh Sharif Ahmed and African Union Commission Chairman Jean Ping attended the gathering on the impoverished Horn of Africa country which has not had a functioning central government since 1991 and has been torn apart by decades of conflict and factional strife, mot recently with Al Shabaab Islamic militants.Mr. Ban cited progress made in a three-phase strategy adopted by the international community two years ago in Djibouti, comprising support to the Somali Government and the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), implementation of humanitarian and recovery activities followed by the establishment of a light UN footprint and, conditions permitting, deployment of a UN peacekeeping operation at the appropriate time.

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