September 17, 2020

Statement by Ms. Elsa Haile, Director of the...

Statement by Ms. Elsa Haile, Director of the International Organizations Division Ministry of Foreign Affairs during the Annual LDC Ministerial Meeting

17 September 2020, New York

Mr. Chair,

I wish to thank H.E. Mr. Eisenhower Mkaka M.P., Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Malawi for convening this annual meeting. Let me warmly greet DSG Ms. Amina Mohamed and Ms. Fekitamoeloa Katoa Utoikamanu, Under-Secretary-General and High Representative for the LDCs. Let me also congratulate H.E. Mr. Volkan Bozkir, President of the 75th session of the General Assembly and President-elect of the ECOSOC, His Excellency Mr. Munir Akram.

I would also like to take this opportunity to extend Eritrea’s wishes of good health to all and our deepest condolences to the families who have suffered losses due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more

July 31, 2020

Remarks by Ms. Elsa Haile, Director International...

Remarks by Ms. Elsa Haile, Director International Organization, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the State of Eritrea

during Virtual High-Level Roundtable Discussion to Commemorate the World Day Against Trafficking in Persons organized by UNODC Regional Office for Eastern Africa

Dear Colleagues,

Let me start by thanking the UNODC Regional Office for Eastern Africa for organizing this event.

Eritrea welcomes the convening of this event to commemorate the World Day against Trafficking in Persons. Commemoration are time for reflection and an opportunity to assess how far we have gone in eradicating one of the most heinous crimes of our time. This year there is little cause for celebration as millions continue to fall prey to, and suffer in the hands, of criminals.

The interrelated crimes of migrant smuggling and human trafficking continue to pose serious challenges to human security in the Horn of Africa. Thousands of the citizens of the region, especially youth, are lured by criminal syndicates as they migrate through irregular routes and methods. They face abduction, extortion, rape, enslavement, torture and death. Read more

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