UN Security Council extends Somalia mission by three months

Published: May 27, 2015

UN Security Council extends Somalia mission by three monthsThe UN Security Council extended the mandate of the UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) for another three months to provide support to the country’s recovery process.
In a resolution unanimously adopted on Tuesday, the 15- member council “decides to extend until 7 August 2015 the mandate of UNSOM’’.
In the resolution, the UN reiterated body’s body’s “respect” for Somalia’s “sovereignty, political independence, territorial integrity and unity” while allowing the Organization and African Union (AU) to review the dynamics of a temporary surge of African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) troops.
The security council called for both the UN and AU ‘’to set out a series of recommendations for the next steps in the military campaign against Al-Shabaab – the Islamist extremist group that has waged a long-standing terrorist campaign against Somalia’s Government.’’
UNSOM was established by the council in 2013 in order to help Somalia achieve peace and development.
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