“In highlighting the importance of sports for youth refugees it is especially exciting to be joined today by Mr. Meb Keflezighi, who is himself a refugee from Eritrea and who, just last Monday, won the Boston Marathon. Mr. Keflezighi, last week’s race was a moving day for all involved. You moved everyone by moving the fastest! Congratulations on your victory!” – Ban Ki-Moon, UN Secretary General
By Eritrean Mission to the UN,
ON MONDAY 28 April 2014, Meb Kiflezghi, an Eritrean-American winner of the New York and Boston Marathons and an Olympic Silver Medalist, visited the Permanent Mission of Eritrea to the United Nation in New York.
THE new Permanent Representative of Eritrea to the United Nations, Girma Asmerom Tesfay, today presented his credentials to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.
From 2011 until his latest appointment, Mr. Girma was his country’s Ambassador to the African Union. He served in Brussels as Ambassador to the European Union between 2007 and 2011, with concurrent accreditation to Belgium.
Mr Tesfay was Director General of the Americas and International Organizations at Eritrea’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Asmara from 2006 to 2007.
He served as Ambassador to the United States and Canada between 2001 and 2006, and as Ambassador to South Africa from 1999 to 2001, with non-resident accreditation to Angola, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Zambia and Madagascar. Between 1997 and 1999, he was Ambassador to Ethiopia, the Organization of African Unity and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa. Continue reading Ambassador Girma Asmerom Presents Credentials to UN Secretary General→
Miscarriage of justice: Lift the US Designed and Politically Motivated Unjust Sanctions Against Eritrea
By Kidane Eyob,
To H.E. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon,
As a British national of Eritrean origin, I write to request that the politically motivated, unfair and unjust sanctions imposed on Eritrea be lifted without delay. By allowing the US government to consistently violate the basic human rights of the Eritrean people since 1950, the UN is acting like a helpless mother that allows her violent and abusive husband, to persistently and mercilessly beat up her daughter. Continue reading An open Letter to the UN Secretary General→
The run away Eritrean diplomat, Haile Menkorios, is now calling himself a South African after abandoning everything Eritrean but his name.
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed veteran diplomat Haile Menkerios as the new U.N. representative to the African Union.
U.N. deputy spokesman Eduardo del Buey said Friday that Menkerios will also continue his current assignment as the secretary-general’s special envoy for Sudan and South Sudan. He will have the rank of undersecretary-general.
Menkerios, a longtime Eritrean diplomat who is now a South African citizen, will replace Zachary Muburi-Muita of Kenya who completes his assignment on June 30.