AMISOM – Senior leaders of the Mission

AMISOM is led by a civilian Special Representative of the African Union who oversees the military and police divisions:

The United Nations Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) is mandated with establishing the Federal Government of Somalia. UNSOM leadership includes:

  • Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General (SRSG), James Swan (United States) took over from Nicholas Haysom (South Africa) as of May 2019
  • Deputy Special Representatives: Raisedon Zenenga (Zimbabwe) and 
  • George Conway (Canada) UN Resident Coordinator/Humanitarian Coordinator for Somalia

The UN Support Office in Somalia (UNSOS) is responsible for providing strategic logistics support to AMISOM, UNSOM, the Somali National Army (SNA) and the Somali Police Force (SPF) on joint operations with AMISOM. The Head of UNSOS is Assistant Secretary General (ASG) Lisa Filipetto, Head (Australia). 

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