Tag Archives: Modern-Day Slavery

The Fate of Migrants

Migration or the movement of people is a phenomenon that is as old as humanity. It’s not a phenomenon solely confined to those moving from least developed countries.

BY MELA GHEBREMEDHIN | SHABAIT

I was watching the standup comedy show of Trevor Noah the other day. In his show he talked about migration and the rise of xenophobia in the Western world and how it contradicts what those same countries did by conquering the world and colonizing populations.

When migration comes from the developing world to the west, panic, fear, and intolerance become the order of the day. Ironic isn’t it? Similarly, I started to think about the fate of migrants in Libya that everybody is talking about lately after the release of videos showing African migrants in chains being auctioned. Continue reading The Fate of Migrants

Human Trafficking – Eradicating Modern-Day Slavery through Sustainable Development

Remarks by Ms. Zebib Gebrekidan During the High-level event “In Stronger Partnership and Better Coordination of Efforts to Stop Human Trafficking: Eradicating Modern-Day Slavery through Sustainable Development

February 9th, 2016, New York

Ms. Zebib Gebrekidan from the Eritrean Permanent Mission to the UN at a UN special high-level event organized by the Group of Friends United against Human Trafficking, in collaboration with UNDOC.

Mr. Secretary General,

Mr. President.

Excellencies,

Ladies and Gentlemen,

I would like to first thank the Government of Belarus for their efforts in coordinating the Group of Friends United Against Trafficking and their role in the organization of this event.

Eritrea as a member of the Group of Friends United Against Human Trafficking is committed to make positive contribution in realizing the objective of the Group.

The theme of this event “Eradicating Modern-Day Slavery through Sustainable Development” is timely as the United Nations move into the implementation of Agenda 2030.

For the sake of time, I will focus on three areas that can help us strengthen and revive our efforts against the heinous crime of trafficking in persons. Continue reading Human Trafficking – Eradicating Modern-Day Slavery through Sustainable Development