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Eritrea’s Statement on Measures to Eliminate International Terrorism

Eritrea’s two-pronged approach is anchored on judicious policies of inclusiveness and social justice, as well as pursuance of purposeful sensitization programs to stem radicalization.

BY AMBASSADOR SOPHIA TESFAMARIAM

Permanent Representative of Eritrea to the UN,
At the Sixth Committee, 74th Session of the United Nations General Assembly
Under Agenda Item 109: “Measures to Eliminate Terrorism”

10 October 2019, New York

Mr. Chairman,

Let me seize this opportunity to congratulate you and the other members of the Bureau on your elections. My delegation wishes to assure you of its full support for a successful session of the Committee. Continue reading Eritrea’s Statement on Measures to Eliminate International Terrorism

General Assembly Elects Eritrea to Human Rights Council

The UN General Assembly plenary meeting today elects 18 member states, including Eritrea, to the 47-member UN Human Rights Council based in Geneva.

Of the 193 eligible number of ballots, 160 votes collected for Eritrea to be elected as a member of the UN Human Rights Council for the coming three years.

BY UNITED NATIONS

The General Assembly today elected 18 States to the Human Rights Council, the United Nations body responsible for promoting and protecting all human rights around the globe. Continue reading General Assembly Elects Eritrea to Human Rights Council

Eritrea Voiced Greater Support to Somalia at UN General Assembly

Eritrea supports renewed commitment to scale up the support of UN and African Union for the success of the Transition Plan in Somalia.

BY TESFANEWS

There was support for a serious rethink of engagement and examining ways of strengthening support to Somalia at the High-Level Meeting on Somalia that was co-hosted by Ethiopia, Italy, Somalia and the United Kingdon in New York. Continue reading Eritrea Voiced Greater Support to Somalia at UN General Assembly

The Fate of Africans at International Meetings – Useful for the Continent to Attend?

The participation of African member states at international gatherings has so far created no meaningful interest for the continent. Why?

Is it because the representatives play a passive role of observers rather than an active and leading role? Is it from the lack of creating a united front benefiting all 54 countries? or what? (Photo: AFP)

BY MELA GHEBREMEDHIN | (Edited by Metkel Sewra)

The United Nations is concluding its international meeting season, hosting the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) that began on September 12th. Year in and year out, UN member states and organizations flock to New York to discuss pressing international issues under a changing yearly theme. This year’s theme was “Placing the human being at heart of efforts for peace and a decent life for all in a sustainable planet”. Continue reading The Fate of Africans at International Meetings – Useful for the Continent to Attend?

Statement by Mr. Yemane Ghebreab at the Interactive Dialogue, UNGA 3rd Committee

Eritrea does not seek favored treatment. It seeks fairness.

Statement by Mr. Yemane Ghebreab at the Interactive Dialogue
(UNGA, Third Committee, New York, 27 October 2016)

Mr. President,

Excellencies,

Eritrea sees little value in entering into a polemic with the Special Rapporteur. We prefer an altogether different and positive approach. We wish to explain our situation, point to our modest achievements, describe our challenges, elaborate on our programs, reaffirm our responsibility and commitment, emphasize the importance of solidarity and express our readiness for constructive engagement and cooperation. Continue reading Statement by Mr. Yemane Ghebreab at the Interactive Dialogue, UNGA 3rd Committee

Eritrea Called for a Thorough Vetting Process to Determine Refugee from Economic Migrant

Developing the necessary capacity to maintain the clear distinction between economic migrants and refugees as well as creating a mechanism on identifying who is who, and what his/her true identity and nationality is a prerequisite for a long term solution of their repatriation or reintegration

By TesfaNews,

DURING the general discussion on the report of the United Nation High Commissioner for Refugees, Questions relating to Refugees, Returnees and Displaced Persons at the third committee of the 69th Session of the UN General Assembly, Eritrea stressed for the need to have a clear distinction between economic migrants and refugees.

A statement made by Ms. Elsa Haile, Director of Regional and International Organizations Division at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, states that conducting a thorough vetting process in determining refugee claimants from economic migrants are a prerequisite for a long term solution of their repatriation or reintegration. Continue reading Eritrea Called for a Thorough Vetting Process to Determine Refugee from Economic Migrant

Eritrea Reaffirms its Unequivocal Condemnation of Terrorism

“We should fight all forms of terrorism collectively and comprehensively” – Amb. Girma Asmerom

By Shabait,

ERITREA’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Girma Asmerom, has underscored that Eritrea reaffirms its unequivocal condemnation of terrorism in all its forms and manifestation. He made the remarks at the Sixth Committee of the 69th session of the UN General Assembly pertaining to eliminating international terrorism.

Ambassador Girma stressed that that Eritrea strongly believes that terrorist acts constitute a flagrant violation of international law and human indecency. He further expressed Eritrea’s conviction that acts of terrorism should not be associated with any single religion, nationality, civilization or ethnic group. Continue reading Eritrea Reaffirms its Unequivocal Condemnation of Terrorism