SOMALIA / DI CARLO VISIT

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The United Nations top political official concluded a two-day visit to Somalia where she held discussions with the Federal Government (FGS) and women representatives of the country’s civil society. UNSOM

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STORY: SOMALIA / DI CARLO VISIT
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SOURCE: UNSOM
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LANGUAGE: ENGLISH / SOMALI / NATS

DATELINE: 30 JANUARY 2019, NEW YORK CITY

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FILE - NEW YORK CITY

1. Wide shot, United Nations officials await DiCarlo’s arrival
2. Wide shot, plane carrying DiCarlo
3. Med shot, UN Deputy Special Representative for Somalia Raisedon Zenenga receives DiCarlo
4. Wide shot, guard of honour mounted for DiCarlo
5. Wide shot, Rosemary DiCarlo inspecting the guard of honour
6. Various shots, Somali Foreign Minister in a meeting with DiCarlo and senior UN officials
7. Close up, Somalia national flag
8. Various shots, DiCarlo arriving at Villa Somalia, presidential palace
9. Various shots, DiCarlo meeting Somali President Farmaajo
10. Wide shot, Prime Minister’s office
11. Wide shot, journalists
12. Wide shot, Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khaire and DiCarlo prepare for a media briefing
13. SOUNDBITE (English) Rosemary DiCarlo, Under-Secretary-General for Political and Peacebuilding Affairs (DPPA), United Nations:
“We want nothing more than peace, stability and prosperity with the people of Somalia. We are here to help Somalia succeed. That’s why the United Nations is here on the ground, working with you. Our goal is to support Somali-led initiatives.”
14. Med shot, videographers
15. Wide shot, Somali Prime Minister shaking hands with DiCarlo
16. Various shots, DiCarlo meeting with civil society and women representatives
17. SOUNDBITE (English) Rosemary DiCarlo, Under-Secretary-General for Political and Peacebuilding Affairs (DPPA), United Nations:
“It’s extremely important for us to focus on women; and that’s half the world. Stability in any part of the world is more likely to be assured if women are engaged in society. We know that there are obstacles in many places. Every country in the world, women are certainly not perhaps, still at a percentage that they should be, in political life. But we want to address that."
18. Med shot, attendees of meeting
19. SOUNDBITE (Somali) Halima Ismail Ibrahim, Chairperson, Somalia National Independent Electoral Commission (NIEC):
“The reasons we have not achieved much on the political front as women, is because we are faced with various challenges, including the fact that our culture still undervalues women.”

20. Wide shot, DiCarlo at the meeting with civil society and women representatives

STORYLINE:

The United Nations top political official concluded a two-day visit to Somalia where she held discussions with the Federal Government FGS) and women representatives of the country’s civil society.

Rosemary DiCarlo, the UN’s Under-Secretary-General for Political and Peacebuilding Affairs, held meetings with President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed ‘Farmaajo’, Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khaire, and a group of federal cabinet ministers. Discussions with the President and Prime Minister focused on practical measures for the FGS and the United Nations to work more closely together to benefit the Somali people and support the country’s state building and peacebuilding priorities.

“We want nothing more than peace, stability and prosperity with the people of Somalia. We are here to help Somalia succeed,” said DiCarlo after the meetings held in Mogadishu on Wednesday.

The senior UN official welcomed the Federal Government’s ongoing reform agenda and expressed the UN’s strong support for implementation of the milestones set out in the government’s roadmaps on inclusive politics, security and justice, economic recovery, and social development.

DiCarlo said Somalia had made significant progress and, despite the obstacles, there was a strong political will to build a stable future for the Somali people. He added that many challenges remained, but said she was encouraged by the determination of all those she met in Mogadishu to address them.

During her visit, the Under-Secretary-General met with women representatives of civil society organisations in Somalia, where she underscored the importance of an independent civil society, while pledging continued support towards the inclusion, representation and participation of women in the country’s political processes in light of the 2020 elections.

She noted that stability in any part of the world “is more likely to be achieved if women are engaged in society.” DiCarlo emphasized that the percentage of women participating in the political life was still not where it should be adding that the UN wanted to address that issue.
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