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, the SecurityCouncil received a briefing from AssistantSecretary-General Tayé-Brook Zerihoun on thesituation in the Juba regions of Somalia.Members of the Security Councilexpressed their concern at the deterioration inthe security situation in the Juba regions,particularly in Kismayo, and at the resultingimpact on the civilian population and thehumanitarian situation. The Members of theSecurity Council called on all parties to refrainfrom any action which may threaten peace andstability in the Juba regions and to engage withthe Federal Government of Somalia in aconstructive manner to achieve a peacefulresolution to the current crisis and to alleviatethe dire humanitarian situation.The members of the Security Councilunderlined their support for the development ofan effective federal system of government, inline with the Provisional Constitution and inrespect of the sovereignty and territorialintegrity of Somalia, in order to ensure aconstructive and sincere partnership betweenthe Federal Government of Somalia and localand regional administrations. In this context themembers of the Security Council look forward toa broad, inclusive constitutional review process.The members of the Security Councilexpressed their support for the IGAD[Intergovernmental Authority for Development]Communiqué of 24 May and invited IGAD andneighbouring countries to play a strong andpositive role in helping to decrease the tensionand identify a way forward. The members of theSecurity Council welcomed the commitment ofthe Federal Government of Somalia to leadreconciliation efforts in the Juba regions withthe support of UNSOM [United NationsAssistance Mission in Somalia], IGAD and otherappropriate actors. The members of the Councilurged that this be taken forward expeditiously. The members of the Security Councilunderlined the availability of the SpecialRepresentative of the Secretary-General toassist the Government of Somalia in peacefullyresolving the situation.The members of the Security Councilunderlined the importance of the issues in theJuba regions not distracting from the urgentneed to end the threat posed by Al-Shabaaband bring security and prosperity to the Somalipeople, the overwhelming majority of whom arecommitted to peace through dialogue. In thatcontext, the members of the Councilunderscored their support for AMISOM [AfricanUnion Mission in Somalia] and reiterated theirwillingness to take action against those whoundermine the peace and reconciliation processin Somalia.

, the Security
Council received a briefing from Assistant
Secretary-General Tayé-Brook Zerihoun on the
situation in the Juba regions of Somalia.
Members of the Security Council
expressed their concern at the deterioration in
the security situation in the Juba regions,
particularly in Kismayo, and at the resulting
impact on the civilian population and the
humanitarian situation. The Members of the
Security Council called on all parties to refrain
from any action which may threaten peace and
stability in the Juba regions and to engage with
the Federal Government of Somalia in a
constructive manner to achieve a peaceful
resolution to the current crisis and to alleviate
the dire humanitarian situation.
The members of the Security Council
underlined their support for the development of
an effective federal system of government, in
line with the Provisional Constitution and in
respect of the sovereignty and territorial
integrity of Somalia, in order to ensure a
constructive and sincere partnership between
the Federal Government of Somalia and local
and regional administrations. In this context the
members of the Security Council look forward to
a broad, inclusive constitutional review process.
The members of the Security Council
expressed their support for the IGAD
[Intergovernmental Authority for Development]
Communiqué of 24 May and invited IGAD and
neighbouring countries to play a strong and
positive role in helping to decrease the tension
and identify a way forward. The members of the
Security Council welcomed the commitment of
the Federal Government of Somalia to lead
reconciliation efforts in the Juba regions with
the support of UNSOM [United Nations
Assistance Mission in Somalia], IGAD and other
appropriate actors. The members of the Council
urged that this be taken forward expeditiously.
The members of the Security Council
underlined the availability of the Special
Representative of the Secretary-General to
assist the Government of Somalia in peacefully
resolving the situation.
The members of the Security Council
underlined the importance of the issues in the
Juba regions not distracting from the urgent
need to end the threat posed by Al-Shabaab
and bring security and prosperity to the Somali
people, the overwhelming majority of whom are
committed to peace through dialogue. In that
context, the members of the Council
underscored their support for AMISOM [African
Union Mission in Somalia] and reiterated their
willingness to take action against those who
undermine the peace and reconciliation process
in Somalia.

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