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Progress or Peril in Somalia?

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Progress or Peril in Somalia? A Conversation with U.N. Special Representative for Somalia Nicholas Kay The Special Representative of the U.N. Secretary-General for Somalia, Nicholas Kay, will discuss the United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia's progress in executing key governance and security goals. This event has been rescheduled from the original event date of March 12, 2014. For more information about this event, visit: http://www.usip.org/events/progress-or-peril-in-somalia Despite the optimism that surrounded President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud's inauguration in 2012, Somalia has struggled to achieve key governance and security goals. A recent cabinet reshuffle and intensified al-Shabab militant activity in Mogadishu have raised more concerns about Somalia's trajectory. With elections planned for 2016, rapid progress is required to bolster confidence in Somalia's government and leadership. To address these issues, USIP is pleased to host a discussion with Nicholas Kay, the Special Representative of the U.N. Secretary-General for Somalia. As the head of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM), Amb. Kay oversees a mission charged with providing policy advice to the federal government on a range of governance and security issues and coordinating international engagement. He will provide an update on recent developments and UNSOM's progress in executing its mandate and take questions from the audience. If you RSVP'd for the previous scheduled event (March 12, 2014) it will be necessary for you to RSVP again. Featured Speakers: Ambassador Nicholas Kay Special Representative of the Secretary General for Somalia Ambassador Johnnie Carson, Moderator Special Advisor to the President, U.S. Institute of Peace