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The Somali Conflict: What are its causes and how to transcend it?
21 November 2007
Jardin des Iles, Salon Fazy
Chemin Colladon 5-7, Genève

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Seminar on Somalia
The Somali Conflict: What are its causes and how to transcend it?

The direct engagement of Ethiopian forces in Somalia early this year, with the backing of other foreign powers, has worsened the conflict and exacerbated the suffering of the Somali people. The deteriorating situation in Somalia calls for an urgent action to bring together all Somali protagonists in order to engage in peace talks. The international community, particularly the African Union, the Arab League and the United Nations, has reasserted such a need. This seminar aims at initiating a reflection on the future of Somalia and will address the current situation in this country from various perspectives. The causes of the conflict and the ways to resolve it and to bring a lasting peace will also be discussed.

Main speakers

Dr. Mohamud Jama
Former vice Prime Minister of Somalia

Mr. Zakaria Abdi
Vice President of the Alliance for the Re-Liberation of Somalia

Abdi Dirshe
President of the Somali Diaspora Alliance

Organisateur: Centre for Conflict and Peace Studies – CCPS
Date: 21 November 2007
Horaire: 14:30 – 18:00
Lieu: Jardin des Iles, Salon Fazy
Chemin Colladon 5-7, Genève
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Program
14h30 – 15h00
Root causes of the conflict
15h00 – 15h30

Political and human rights situation

15h30 – 16h00
Coffee break
16h00 – 16h30
Humanitarian situation
16h30 – 17h00
How to transcend the conflict
17h00 – 18h00
Discussion

The seminar is preceded by a press conference at the Geneva Press Club
from 11:30 to 13:00, at « La Pastorale », Route de Ferney 106, Genève

Download the program (pdf): Seminar_on_Somalia.pdf

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