Eritrea

Security Council hails ‘historic and significant’ joint peace declaration by Ethiopia and Eritrea

The United Nations Security Council on Tuesday described the Joint Declaration, signed by the leaders of Eritrea and Ethiopia, as “a historic and significant” move with “far-reaching consequences” for the whole Horn of Africa region and beyond.

PODCAST: Ending border dispute, just one problem Eritrea must solve

For this edition of our UN & Africa podcast, Sheila Keetharuth, ending her six-year mandate as the Special Rapporteur on Eritrea, talks to Daniel Johnson after presenting her last report to the Human Rights Council in Geneva.

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UN chief welcomes ‘first concrete step’ in normalizing Eritrea-Ethiopia relationship

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has welcomed the high-level visit of a delegation from Eritrea to neighbouring Ethiopia which began on Tuesday, as “a first concrete step” in the process of normalizing relations between the two countries.

News in Brief 26 June 2018

  • Aid teams respond to escalating south-west Syria conflict where 750,000 civilians are at risk
  • Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic Congo is ‘largely contained’: WHO
  • Rights violations ‘persist’ in Eritrea: UN expert
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News in Brief 21 June 2018

  • UN chief welcomed peaceful moves between Ethiopia and Eritrea
  • UN Myanmar envoy completes first official visit, stresses need to integrate women in seeking solutions
  • Restoring government authority across Central African Republic is ‘key’ to lasting peace, stability and prosperity – UN envoy
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Eritrea’s future “is walking away” in refugee exodus says UN expert

Eritrea’s future is literally “walking away” in the form of young refugees fleeing the country.

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Talk of African renaissance ‘misplaced and premature,’ Eritrea tells UN Assembly

Africa remains the most marginalized of all continents, and therefore talk of an ‘African Renaissance’ and of ‘fastest growing economies’ is misplaced and premature, Eritrea’s top foreign affairs official told the United Nations General Assembly today.

UN and Africa: focus on South Sudan force, DRC atrocities, Eritrea development

Arrival of South Sudan force allows peacekeepers to patrol “insecure roads”

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UN agencies supporting Eritrea on sustainable development path

Helping Eritrea to confront challenges such as food insecurity and infant mortality is the goal of the latest five-year plan between the UN and the government.

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Despite some humanitarian progress in Eritrea, UN relief official urges continued aid to tackle hunger

The humanitarian situation in Eritrea – which is quite isolated and off the media radars – is “on a positive trajectory” but international donors need to give malnourishment and food insecurity continued attention, a senior United Nations relief official today said.