Security Council approves new mission in Somalia

The Security Council voted unanimously that UNSOM begins on June 3 for an initial period of 12 months.

Security Council approves new mission in Somalia

World Bulletin/News Desk

The United Nations Security Council voted to establish UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) on Thursday.

The Security Council voted unanimously that UNSOM begins on June 3 for an initial period of 12 months.

The Council structured the mandate of the new mission as follows: providing UN 'good offices' functions to support peace and reconciliation; assisting the Government and the existing African Union peacekeeping force known as AMISOM with advice on peacebuilding and State building; assisting in coordinating international support; helping build capacity in human rights and the rule of law; and monitoring and helping prevent human rights violations.

The Council decided also that the new mission, UNSOM, will be headed by a Special Representative of the secretary-general, and will be based in the capital, Mogadishu, with further deployment throughout the country as requested by the Government.

The Security Council decided to remove the arms embargo partially last month. 

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