The UN Security Council on Monday unanimously adopted Resolution 2158 (2014) extending the mandate of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) until August 31, 2020.

The Security Council underscores the importance of UNSOM’s support to the government-led inclusive political process, including the provision of UN good offices functions to support the Federal Government of Somalia’s peace and reconciliation process, according to the resolution.

The resolution requested the secretary-general to continue to keep the Security Council regularly informed on the implementation of this resolution, including through oral updates and written reports every 90 days as set out in Resolution 2461 (2019), with the next report due by Aug. 13, 2020, on the situation on the ground and progress towards achieving key political benchmarks.

Previously, the Security Council decided unanimously on March 30 to extend the mandate of the mission until June 30, 2020.

UNSOM was established on June 3, 2013 by Security Council Resolution 2102, following a comprehensive assessment of the United Nations in support of the establishment of the Federal Government of Somalia.

The secretary-general keeps the Security Council regularly informed of the implementation of UNSOM’s mandate through quarterly reports.

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