In DIPLOMAT MEMO
Oct 14th, 2016
New York ( Reuters + DIPLOMAT.SO) – The 193-member United Nations General Assembly unanimously appointed former Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Guterres on Thursday as the ninth secretary-general of the world body for five years beginning Jan. 1, 2017. Guterres, 67, will replace Ban Ki-moon, ...
In WORLD NEWS
Jan 5th, 2016
Geneva (Xinhua + DIPLOMAT.SO) – The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) Monday said Filippo Grandi began his five-year term as new UN High Commissioner for Refugees on Jan. 1, succeeding Antonio Guterres whose more than 10 years in office ended last week. UNHCR said the new High Commissioner, a UN offici...
In Local News
Dec 14th, 2015
Mogadishu, Somalia ( Agencies + DIPLOMAT.SO) – The United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) said Monday that one of its staff members, Amina Noor Mohamed, was shot and killed by unknown gunmen in Somalia’s capital city. Mohamed, who had been working as a senior community services assistant w...
In Local News
Nov 7th, 2015
Nairobi, Kenya ( VOA + DIPLOMAT.SO) – In a historic visit, Somali Prime Minister Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke led an official delegation to the Dadaab Refugee Camp, the largest in the world, where he met with Somali refugees. Despite many challenges, the Somali government said it will cooperat...
In TOP STORY
Oct 21st, 2015
Nairobi , Kenya (Xinhua + DIPLOMAT.SO) -The UN refugee agency said Wednesday it’s seeking 500 million U.S. dollars from donors for the voluntary return of Somali refugees from camps in Kenya. Since December 2014, Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has helped 5,300 refugees ...