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UN Agencies Supporting Eritrea on Sustainable Development Path

OCHA Operations Director John Ging on Eritrea Sustainable Development
OCHA Operations Director John Ging said helping Eritrea to confront food insecurity and infant mortality challenges is the goal of the latest five-year plan between the UN and the government.

BY UN MULTIMEDIA

Helping Eritrea to confront challenges such as food insecurity and infant mortality is the goal of the latest five-year plan between the UN and the government.

The Horn of Africa country ranks at number 179 out of 188 nations on the UN Development Programme’s (UNDP) Human Development Index, which measures indicators such as life expectancy and education levels. Continue reading UN Agencies Supporting Eritrea on Sustainable Development Path

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