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Statement Delivered by the Foreign Minister of Eritrea on Human Rights Day 2016

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Foreign Minister of Eritrea, HE Osman Saleh

By Foreign Minister Osman Saleh,

Honorable Ministers
Excellencies
Ladies and Gentlemen

The UN adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights to set out common standards which every country should strive to achieve. The essence of this is promotion of the ideals of humanity. Human Rights Day is thus an opportunity to reflect on the human right situation globally and its implications to Eritrea.

As a country that emanated from the struggle for human right, Eritrea has mainstreamed it in nation building. Hence, equal rights and opportunities sanctioned by national laws are promoted. Dignified livelihood targeting poverty elimination is evolving and the equitable distribution of resources ensured. Above all the responsible participation of the people has prevailed.

In this vein, the rule of law is also instituted but fast tracking the political process to strengthen the infrastructure that enhances human rights is a vital goal. Revised national codes have been declared and writing a new constitution is on course. The initiative to reorganize government institutions and administrations is also ongoing to consolidate guidance and effective services. Continue reading Statement Delivered by the Foreign Minister of Eritrea on Human Rights Day 2016

Statement Delivered by Ms. Christine N. Umutoni on Human Rights Day 2016

Ms. Christine N. Umutoni, UN Resident / Humanitarian Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Eritrea (©UNDPEritrea/Mwaniki)

By UNDP Eritrea,

Honorable Ministers, senior PFDJ officials, government officials, ambassadors, heads of missions and international organizations, members of diplomatic corps, UN colleagues,

Ladies and gentlemen

Kubtratin, Kubranin
Kemey Wu’Elkum

On behalf of the United Nations in Eritrea, I am honoured to be part of this important event and to say a few words. I am really pleased to note that the theme of today’s photo exhibition is about the role of women and gender mainstreaming.

Human rights are; commonly understood as those inalienable fundamental rights, to which a person is inherently entitled simply because she or he is a human being, they are “inherent in all human beings” regardless of their nation, location, language, religion, ethnic origin or any other status. They are applicable everywhere and all the time and they are being universal. It is an obligation on all persons to respect the human rights of others. Continue reading Statement Delivered by Ms. Christine N. Umutoni on Human Rights Day 2016