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President Isaias Sent Message to UN Security Council

President Isaias Afwerki sent messages to several Heads of State and Governments on UN Security Council injustices against Eritrea.

BY SHABAIT

President Isaias Afwerki has sent messages to several Heads of State and Government urging them to use their influences in the UN Security Council to redress the injustices perpetrated against Eritrea.

In his message, President Isaias stressed that the UN Security Council has the obligation, primary responsibility and legal mandate to ensure and promote the security and peace of sovereign countries and thereby guarantee the maintenance of international peace and security. Continue reading President Isaias Sent Message to UN Security Council

International Inaction Encourages Ethiopia’s Impunity

At this time and hour, what behooves the EU and the UNSC is to compel Ethiopia to respect international law.

Ethiopia has and continues to occupy sovereign Eritrean lands in flagrant violation of its treaty obligations and fundamental tenets of the UN and AU Charters. What behooves the EU and the UNSC at this time is to compel Ethiopia to respect international law.

BY SHABAIT

The Declaration issued on behalf of the European Union, on the occasion of the 15th Anniversary of the final and binding delimitation (and demarcation) decisions of the Eritrea Ethiopia Boundary Commission of 13 April 2002, is conspicuous for the fundamental legal issues that it circumvents rather than a positive initiative it may have intended to spell out. Continue reading International Inaction Encourages Ethiopia’s Impunity

Eritrea Regrets Security Council Missed Another Opportunity for Regional Peace and Stability

Statement Delivered by Mr. Amanuel Giorgio, Charge D’Affairs Permanent Mission of Eritrea to the United Nations, New York, 10 Nov 2016.

By Eritrea Mission to UN,

I would like to thank you, Mr. President, for giving my delegation the opportunity to address the Council. Allow me also to congratulate Senegal for assuming the Presidency of the Council for the month of November.

Mr. President,

Excellencies,

The UN Security Council has once again committed grave injustice against the people of Eritrea by extending the unjustified sanction.

There is no reason to maintain sanction against Eritrea, as the justification for its imposition has long been proven nonexistent, a fact that has been asserted by the Somalia Eritrea Monitoring Group. In four of its reports, including during its present mandate the Somalia Eritrea Monitoring Group, has affirmed that “there is no evidence of Eritrean support to Al-Shabab in Somalia.” Continue reading Eritrea Regrets Security Council Missed Another Opportunity for Regional Peace and Stability

US’ Obstructionist Role on the UN Security Council

It is also not the first time the UN to betray the Eritrean people at the behest of the United States, and will probably not be the last. But denying the Eritrean people their rights under the UN Charter erodes their confidence in this world body…

By Sophia Tesfamriam,

Obstructionist states paralyze the UN and prevent it from carrying out its mandate. When the obstructionist state is a member of the UN Security Council, it leads to further frustration by member states and undermine the efficacy and legitimacy of the Security Council. Notwithstanding the fact that the mainstream media have ignored the latest un-diplomatic and egregious action by the United States, Inner City Press, now fast becoming the only credible source at the UN, reported the following on 19 April 2016: Continue reading US’ Obstructionist Role on the UN Security Council

UNSC Approves Arms Embargo Implementation Assistance Notice and Exemptions on Eritrea

The Security Council Sanctions Committee approves updated version of Eritrea arms embargo restrictions, including exemptions to those restrictions.

By Security Council,

On 14 March 2016, the Security Council Committee pursuant to resolutions 751 (1992) and 1907 (2009) concerning Somalia and Eritrea adopted its second implementation assistance notice entitled “Summary of arms embargo restrictions in place for Somalia and Eritrea, including exemptions”.

The implementation assistance notice is available on the Committee’s website in all six official languages of the United Nations at www.un.org/sc/suborg/en/sanctions/751. Continue reading UNSC Approves Arms Embargo Implementation Assistance Notice and Exemptions on Eritrea

Letter from the Permanent Representative of Eritrea to the UN Security Council President

Letter dated 24 February 2016 from the Permanent Representative of Eritrea to the United Nations addressed to the President of the Security Council

New York, 24 February 2016

H.E. Mr. Rafael Dario Ramirez Carreno
President of the Security Council
United Nations
New York, N.Y. 10017

Excellency,

In reference to the meeting of the UN Security Council held on 18 February 2016, in which the report of the Somalia Eritrea Monitoring Group (SEMG) was presented by the Chair of the UN Security Council Committee pursuant to resolution 751 (1992) and 1907 (2009) to the UN Security Council; and in light of the unwarranted comments made by some members, I wish to register Eritrea’s deep concern regarding the unjust sanction imposed on the people of Eritrea. At the outset, Eritrea welcomes the call made by several members of the UN Security Council to lift the unjust and unfair sanction.  Continue reading Letter from the Permanent Representative of Eritrea to the UN Security Council President

Security Council Debates Respect for Principles and Purposes of UN Charter

Statement by Ambassador Girma Asmerom, Permanent Representative of Eritrea to the United Nations, During the UN Security Council Open Debate on “The Respect to the Principle and Purpose of the Charter of the United Nations as key Element for the Maintennace of International Peace and Security”

New York, 15 February 2016

Her Excellency Ms. Delcy Rodríguez, Foreign Minister of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela,

H.E. Mr. Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations,

Excellencies and Distinguished Delegates,

At the outset, I would like to thank the Presidency, Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, for organizing this open debate, under the theme: “The Respect to the Principle and Purpose of the Charter of the United Nations as Key Element for the maintenance of International Peace and Security”, which is timely and most appropriate.

Let me also seize this opportunity to express my delegation’s appreciation to the UN Secretary-General for his remarks this morning. Continue reading Security Council Debates Respect for Principles and Purposes of UN Charter

UNSC Members Call for Reducing Unintended Consequences of Sanctions

“We are aware that sanctions regimes have unintended consequences and that they have often generated more destabilization and suffering than they have alleviated.” – Rafael Ramirez, Permanent Representative of Venezuela to the UN

By Lyndal Rowlands | for Shanghai Daily,

UN sanctions should achieve their objectives with limited unintended consequences, UN Security Council members said here Thursday during an open debate on the work of sanctions committees.

“We are aware that sanctions regimes have unintended consequences and that they have often generated more destabilization and suffering than they have alleviated,” said Rafael Ramirez, the permanent representative of Venezuela to the UN, who holds the rotating presidency of the Security Council for the month of February. Continue reading UNSC Members Call for Reducing Unintended Consequences of Sanctions