International Donor Conference on Security in Somalia: round table
End production: 23/04/2009
An International Donor Conference on Security in Somalia, co-chaired by the United Nations and the African Union, was hosted by the European Commission in Brussels on 23 April 2009.
This conference aimed to assist Somalia's new government to establish increased security and stability across the country and to tackle the root causes of piracy in the international waters off its coastline.
The European Commission has pledged to commit 72 million euro to assist with security in Somalia: 60 million euro for AMISOM, the mission of the African Union in Somalia to assist some 6,000 soldiers by the end of 2009, and 12 million euro for police forces from the Rule of Law Programme of the 10th European Development Fund (EDF). This amount is approximately half of the funds requested by the United Nations. In addition, the European Commission has pledged to commit more generally for Somalia: an additional 18 million euro from the 10th EDF for the rule of law programme; and 48 million euro in humanitarian aid (30 million euro from reserve and 18 million euro from the 2009 budget).
Only the original language version is authentic and it prevails in the event of its differing from the translated versions.
||South African delegates
||General views of delegations (2 shots)
||Arrival of Manouchehr Mottaki, Iranian Minister for Foreign Affairs
||Arrival of Ban Ki-moon, Secretary General of the United Nations; José Manuel Barroso, President of the EC; Louis Michel, Member of the EC in charge of Development and Humanitarian Aid; and Mahomed Abdulahi Omar, Somali Minister for Foreign Affairs
||José Manuel Barroso with Ban Ki-moon, Louis Michel and Mahomed Abdulahi Omar (2 shots)
||Jean Ping, Chairman of the Commission of the African Union
||General views (2 shots)
||Phillip Carter, US Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of African Affairs
||Cutaway of cameramen and photographers