United Nations Political Office for Somalia (UNPOS)
UN Special Representative’s statement on the IGAD Grand Stabilization Plan for South Central Somalia Mogadishu, 8 December 2012 – The Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Somalia, Dr. Augustine P. Mahiga welcomes the statement issued by the Joint Committee of the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) on the Grand Stabilization Plan for South Central Somalia and recognizes the importance of the initiative under the auspices of the IGAD Facilitator for Somalia Peace and Reconciliation.
“The cycle of the droughts nowadays is about two years, and each time three to four million people are affected,” remarked the Executive Secretary of IGAD, Eng. Mahboub Maalim to the Somali delegates from the Transitional Federal Government, Somaliland and Puntland who were at the IGAD Headquarters for consultation meeting on Drought Resilience programs funded by the African Development Bank (AfDB).
Djibouti, December 13, 2010: Academicians and peace activists from Puntland and Somaliland met here today to draw a road map for cooperation and collaboration between the two and in the process pave the way for socio-economic development and lasting security for both.