Forum on Rebuilding Somalia: The Role of the Diaspora
Saturday, September 24, 2011 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM (CDT)
The Somali Institute for Peace Research and the Oslo Center for Peace and Human Rights-U.S. Foundation has invited the Special Representative for Somalia and head of the United Nations Political Office for Somalia (UNPOS) Ambassador Augustine P. Mahiga to a series of community engagement events in which he will speak about the current situation of Somalia and the UN mandated peace and reconciliation process for Somalia.
Ambassador Mahiga’s speech will touch on the wider reconciliation process for Somalia and some of the challenges and opportunities that exist and need to be capitalized on if Somalia were to overcome two decades of anarchy. Ambassador Mahiga will discuss the famine, the Kampala Accord, and the final new road-map to peace.
Ambassador Mahiga has also stated he will try to clarify the Kampala Accord agreement which has generated a rift between the UN mission and the Somali public who see the agreement as an impediment to their sovereignty.
Please join us for this exciting and informative dialogue on September 24 at the University of Minnesota, Law School Room 25 at 2:00p.m.
*For security purposes, you NEED to print out your tickets. We cannot let you in to the Law School without a valid ticket.
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Somali Institute of Peace Research and the Oslo Center for Peace and Human Rights - US Foundation
Somali Institute of Peace Research (SIPR) is not the voice of a particular group or social entity, or even a specific region, but it’s inspired by the voices of all Somalis wherever they happen to be, in or outside the country. For more information visit our web site: http://www.somaliapeace.org
The Oslo Center for Peace and Human Rights – US Foundation (OCF) is a non-profit human rights organization based in Minnesota that works cooperatively with the Oslo Center for Peace and Human Rights in Norway to promote peace and justice both locally and globally. Its mission is to be a platform for peace-making initiatives that have global implications and to engage communities in intercultural and interfaith dialogues and activities that promote peace and prevent conflict throughout the world. For more information, please visit www.oslocenter.us.