The UN Secretary General's Special Representative for Somalia, Nicholas Kay, gave a 22 minute briefing from Mogadishu on the situation in Somalia on 11 March 2014. He was followed by a 6 minute presentation by the Somali representative located at the UN headquarters in New York.
Nicholas Kay said what is needed in Somalia is a united, secure and federal country. The security situation in Mogadishu has deteriorated, but there has been progress in Somalia in spite of setbacks and delays. AMISOM has launched a major offensive against al-Shabaab. Kay called on the international community to stay the course in Somalia.