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“World Need to Share Eritrea’s Recipe of Unity, Equality and Dividend of Peace” – UNDSG

“There are countries that have done none with more opportunities. But Eritrea with its own resources is doing a lot on development. I am excited because I’m witnessing the real Eritrea, not Eritrea on Social Media” – Ms. Amina Mohammed, UN Deputy Secretary General

BY BILLION TEMESGHEN | SHABAIT

A joint high-level UN-AU delegation, led by Deputy Secretary General Ms. Amina Mohammed, made a two-day work visit to Eritrea as part of a series of visits to neighboring countries of the Horn.

During its stay, the high-level delegation met with the President, the Ministers of Justice, National Development, Information, Labor and Social Welfare and the President of the National Union of Eritrean Women (NUEW). Continue reading “World Need to Share Eritrea’s Recipe of Unity, Equality and Dividend of Peace” – UNDSG

Empowering Women: UN Report 2015 – Eritrea

Eritrea’s Achievements and Experience: Presented on the occasion of the 59th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women Side Event on Eritrea

By Eritrea Mission and UNCT,

INTRODUCTION: Eritrea with 1200km coastline and more than 300 islands in the Red Sea is strategically situated in the eastern part of Africa. It joined the international community in 1993 following liberation from Ethiopian colonialism in 1991 through an arduous thirty-year armed struggle.

The socio-economic character of the Eritrean population comprises of more than 80% agro-pastoralists, with the rest being mainly workers, merchants, students and professionals (EPHS 2010). There are nine ethnic groups – Afar, Bilen, Hedareb, Kunama, Nara, Rashaida, Tigre, Saho and Tigrinya, each having its own language.  Continue reading Empowering Women: UN Report 2015 – Eritrea

A UN Side Event on “Empowering Women: Eritrea’s Achievements and Experiences” to be Held

UN and Eritrea to showcase country’s achievement and experience on Women empowerment

By Eritrea Mission and UNCT,

ON the occasion of the 59th Session of the Commission on Status of Women, the Permanent Mission of Eritrea to the United Nations together with the UN Country Team (UNCT) will organise a side event on Monday March 16, 2015 at the UN headquarters in New York.

Women are disproportionately affected by underdevelopment. The Beijing Declaration and Platform for action of which the world is celebrating its 20th Year has been crucial in highlighting the factors that are contributing to marginalization of women and ways to empower them. Continue reading A UN Side Event on “Empowering Women: Eritrea’s Achievements and Experiences” to be Held