UN Security Council To Hold Somalia Meeting Today
The UN Security Council will meet to discuss Somalia's election crisis, and humanitarian needs, as Somali leaders converge in Mogadishu discussing the electoral calendar. The United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) said that the Security Council will convene Tuesday. ''The United Nation Security Council will meet today on Somalia – topics to include elections and humanitarian needs,'' UNSOM said in a tweet. The conference will start at 5:00 PM East African Time and will be briefed by Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Somalia, James Swan and Special Representative of the Chairperson of the AU Commission Amb. Francisco Madeira. Prime Minister Mohamed Hussein Roble and the leaders of Somalia's five semi-autonomous federal states alongside Benadir governor are meeting for the third day to try and resolve a months-long political dispute that has delayed presidential and parliamentary elections.