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30 Dec 2004 description

UNMEE PUBLIC INFORMATION

BRIEFING NOTES:

23 Dec 2004 description


(A) Highlights

(B) Middle East, Central Asia and Eastern Europe: (1) Afghanistan, (2) Russian Federation

(C) East and Central Africa: (1) Burundi, (2) DR Congo, (3) Djibouti, (4) Eritrea, (5) Ethiopia, (6) Kenya, (7) Somalia, (8) Sudan, (9) Tanzania, (10) Uganda

(D) West Africa: (1) Chad, (2) Liberia, (3) Mauritania, (4) Sahel region

(E) Southern Africa: (1) Regional, (2) Lesotho, (3) Malawi, (4) Namibia, (5) Zambia, (6) Zimbabwe

(F) Asia: (1) Bangladesh, (2) DPR Korea, (3) Indonesia

20 Dec 2004 description


INTRODUCTION

This is the third and last issue for 2004 of this report prepared by the FAO Global Information and Early Warning System (GIEWS) on the food supply situation and cereal import and food aid requirements for all countries in sub-Saharan Africa. The report is designed to provide the latest analysis and information on the food situation in these countries to governments, international organizations and other institutions engaged in humanitarian operations.

16 Dec 2004 description
report UN Security Council

I. Introduction

  1. The present report is submitted pursuant to paragraph 12 of Security Council resolution 1320 (2000) of 15 September 2000, and provides an update on developments in the peace process since my report dated 2 September 2004 (S/2004/708). The report also describes the deployment and activities of the United Nations Mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea (UNMEE), the current mandate of which expires on 15 March 2005.

II. Status of the Temporary Security Zone and adjacent areas, and cooperation with the parties

16 Dec 2004 description
report IRIN

[This report does not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations]

ADDIS ABABA, 16 December (IRIN) - The UN has called on Ethiopia and Eritrea to stop an ongoing war of words over their border dispute that sparked fighting four years ago, and instead concentrate on the search for peace.

"I have personally pleaded with the two sides to lower the temperature, to make sure that we concentrate on the search for a peaceful end to this conflict," Legwaila Joseph Legwaila, head of the UN Mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea (UNMEE), told a news conference in the Ethiopian …

15 Dec 2004 description
report IRIN

[This report does not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations]

NAIROBI, 15 December (IRIN) - Eritrea has called on Ethiopia to abide by the ruling of an independent commission that delineated their disputed border in 2002 and urged the international community to help secure peace and stability in the Horn of Africa.

An Eritrean foreign ministry statement sent to IRIN on Tuesday said the wrangle over the 1,000-km border could be resolved if Addis Ababa withdrew "its forces from sovereign Eritrean territories".

It demanded Ethiopia's "cooperation with …

10 Dec 2004 description

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Jennifer Pagonis - to whom quoted text may be attributed - at the press briefing, on 10 December 2004, at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

10 Dec 2004 description


(A) Highlights
(B) Middle East, Central Asia and Eastern Europe: (1) Afghanistan, (2) Iraq

(C) East and Central Africa: (1) Burundi, (2) DR Congo, (3) Eritrea, (4) Ethiopia, (5) Rwanda, (6) Sudan, (7) Tanzania, (8) Uganda

(D) West Africa: (1) Chad, (2) Cote d'Ivoire, (3) Liberia, (4) Mauritania

(E) Southern Africa: (1) Regional, (2) Angola, (3) Lesotho, (4) Malawi, (5) Mozambique, (6) Namibia, (7) Zambia, (8) Zimbabwe

(F) Asia: (1) Bangladesh, (2) DPR Korea, (3) India

09 Dec 2004 description

UNMEE PUBLIC INFORMATION

A near verbatim transcript of the press briefing held by the Spokesperson and Chief of Public Information, Gail Bindley-Taylor-Sainte in Asmara, via videoconference linking participants in Asmara and Addis Ababa.

BRIEFING NOTES:

08 Dec 2004 description

SG/SM/9641, AFR/1079

Following is a statement attributable to the Spokesman for Secretary-General Kofi Annan:

Further to the Secretary-General's statement of 26 November, he has studied the five-point proposal that the Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi submitted to Parliament on 25 November.

The Secretary-General welcomes any step which may contribute to full implementation of the 2000 Algiers Agreements and the subsequent decision of the Boundary Commission, to the initiation of dialogue between Ethiopia and Eritrea, as well as to the restoration of normal relations …

08 Dec 2004 description

ADDIS ABABA - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) warned today it would be forced to make a drastic cut in food rations for 118,000 refugees in camps in Ethiopia, unless donations of US$4.2 million are made urgently to provide enough food for at least the next six months.

06 Dec 2004 description
report IRIN

[This report does not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations]

ADDIS ABABA, 6 December (IRIN) - The recent announcement by Ethiopia that it would accept "in principle" a ruling to end a simmering border dispute with Eritrea was broadly welcomed, but the complex issue of when and how the two countries can enter into dialogue to try and normalise relations still remains.

"I am not jumping up and down, but at least there is more traction there than there was," the UN special envoy to the Horn of Africa, Lloyd Axworthy, told IRIN from Winnipeg, …

03 Dec 2004 description


(A) Highlights

(B) Global: WFP and World AIDS Day

(C) Middle East, Central Asia and Eastern Europe: (1) Afghanistan, (2) Iran, (3) Russian Federation

(D) East and Central Africa:: (1) Burundi, (2) DR Congo, (3) Eritrea, (4) Ethiopia, (5) Republic of Congo, (6) Rwanda, (7) Somalia, (8) Sudan, (9) Uganda

(E) West Africa: (1) Chad, (2) Cote d'Ivoire, (3) Guinea, (4) Liberia, (5) Sierra Leone

(F) Southern Africa: (1) Regional, (2) Angola, (3) Lesotho, (4) Malawi, (5) Mozambique, (6) Namibia, (7) Zimbabwe

03 Dec 2004 description

On 26 November, 200 Ethiopian civilians were repatriated from Eritrea to Ethiopia under the auspices of the ICRC. The group crossed the border at the Mereb river bridge, between the towns of Adi Quala in Eritrea and Rama in Ethiopia. Among those repatriated were eight children and three sick persons returning to their families in Ethiopia.

Acting in its capacity as a neutral and independent intermediary, the ICRC carried out this operation with the cooperation of the authorities.

02 Dec 2004 description

UNMEE PUBLIC INFORMATION

A near verbatim transcript of the press briefing held by the Spokesperson and Chief of Public Information, Gail Bindley-Taylor-Sainte in Asmara, via videoconference linking participants in Asmara and Addis Ababa.

BRIEFING NOTES:

POLITICAL:

On 24 November, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG), Legwaila Joseph Legwaila and his Deputy, Mr. Cheikh-Tidiane Gaye, met with Prime Minister Meles Zenawi of Ethiopia to introduce the Force Commander (FC), Major-General Rajender Singh.