The participation of African member states at international gatherings has so far created no meaningful interest for the continent. Why?
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, Third Committee, New York, 27 October 2016)
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→
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.
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→