Nicholas Kay talks to the UN News Centre after Council briefing on Somalia
Somalia, which endured over two decades of war and humanitarian crises, turned a new page in its history in 2012 with the establishment of a representative Government, the approval of a draft constitution, and the weakening of the militant insurgency. The Horn of Africa nation is moving, albeit slowly, on a path toward peace, reconciliation and stability.
Leading the UN’s efforts in assisting the country is Nicholas Kay, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General, who has been at the helm of the UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) for almost two years.
He told the Security Council why 2015 will be a crucial year for Somalia and his hopes for the country and its people.