On Monday February 6, 2017, Ms. Christine Umutoni, the UN Resident / Humanitarian Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Eritrea, on a visit to the UK, led a discussion forum hosted by the Embassy of the State of Eritrea to the United Kingdom & Ireland under the theme “Delivering Together for Eritrea’s Development & Self-Reliance”.
Honorable Ministers, senior PFDJ officials, government officials, ambassadors, heads of missions and international organizations, members of diplomatic corps, UN colleagues,
Ladies and gentlemen
Kubtratin, Kubranin Kemey Wu’Elkum
On behalf of the United Nations in Eritrea, I am honoured to be part of this important event and to say a few words. I am really pleased to note that the theme of today’s photo exhibition is about the role of women and gender mainstreaming.
Human rights are; commonly understood as those inalienable fundamental rights, to which a person is inherently entitled simply because she or he is a human being, they are “inherent in all human beings” regardless of their nation, location, language, religion, ethnic origin or any other status. They are applicable everywhere and all the time and they are being universal. It is an obligation on all persons to respect the human rights of others. Continue reading Statement Delivered by Ms. Christine N. Umutoni on Human Rights Day 2016→
ERITREA is considered one of the most repressive and secretive states on earth. The UN says forced labour and detention without trial are common.
There have been no elections in the country since independence in 1993 and President Isaias Afewerki has been in power for almost 22 years. Political opponents and journalists have been imprisoned for voicing dissent.