Posted by: africanpressorganization | 28 April 2009

Somalia / Appeal for a quick disbursement of funds pledged at the Somalia donors’ conference

 

 


 

 

Somalia / Appeal for a quick disbursement of funds pledged at the Somalia donors’ conference

 

 

MOGADISHU, Somalia, April 28, 2009/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Daily press briefing by the office of the spokesperson for the UN secretary-general:

 

On Somalia, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Somalia, Ahmedou Ould-Abdallah, has appealed for a quick disbursement of funds pledged last week in Brussels at the Somalia donors’ conference.  He also said that the Somali authorities must ensure that the funds are spent wisely and responsibly.

 

The Secretary-General and other conference participants last week announced that $213 million had been pledged to support Somalia’s security forces and the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM).  Special Representative Ould-Abdallah notes that, while improving security, youth employment and aid delivery are essential, peace and stability can only be firmly secured through continued dialogue as laid out in the Djibouti Agreement.

 

SOURCE 

United Nations – Office of the Spokesperson of the Secretary-General


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