Statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General on the Swearing-in of the Somali Council of Ministers
New York, 15 November 2012
The Secretary-General welcomes the swearing-in today of the Council of Ministers proposed by Prime Minister Abdi Farah Shirdon and endorsed by the Somali Federal Parliament. This marks another important step in the determined efforts by Somalia's new leadership to bring about a positive change in Somalia.
The Secretary-General and his Special Representative in Somalia, Dr. Augustine P. Mahiga, look forward to working with President Hassan Sheikh and his government to implement the six-pillar policy that will guide the country to democratic elections in the course of the next four years.
Statements on 15 November 2012
- New York, 15 November 2012 - Secretary-General's remarks at reception to celebrate Sixty Years of United Nations Guided Tours [as prepared for delivery]
- New York, 15 November 2012 - Statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General on Elections in Sierra Leone
- Geneva, Switzerland, 15 November 2012 - Secretary-General's message to meeting of High Contracting Parties to Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons [delivered by Mr. Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG)]