UN envoy James swan congratulates Somalia on its 61st anniversary of independence
The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Somalia, James Swan, congratulates the people and government of Somalia on the anniversary of their country’s independence. On this day, sixty-one years ago, the people of Somalia realised their independent sovereign nation and committed themselves to build a peaceful and prosperous nation based on unity, equality and justice. This commitment continues today and has been recently demonstrated through the successful summit of 27 May and the continued engagements to pave the way towards national elections. “As Somalia celebrates Independence Day, the United Nations and international partners recommit their pledge to work with the Somali people and support a peaceful future for the country,” said SRSG Swan.