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18 Dec 2002 description

I am delighted to have the opportunity today to address the Foreign Affairs Committee on the subject of the food crises in the Horn of Africa and in southern Africa.

As we look forward to Christmas the figures concerning famine emanating from Africa are stark. They serve as a damning indictment of our collective failure to address the needs of the most vulnerable at the beginning of a new millennium.

It is estimated that at least 28 million people will be affected by the current food shortages in the Horn of Africa and southern Africa.

22 Nov 2002 description
report African Union

The Policy Committee of the Special Emergency Assistance Fund for Drought and Famine in Africa held its Ninth Extraordinary session in Addis Ababa on 20th of November 2002, to consider the global appeal made by Ethiopia and Eritrea for emergency relief assistance.

14 Nov 2002 description

By Charles W. Corey, Washington File Staff Writer

Washington -- Although the United States and international donor community have for months been focusing on the drought in southern Africa, a second major food crisis is worsening by the day in Ethiopia and Eritrea, Andrew S. Natsios, administrator of the U.S.

13 Nov 2002 description

WASHINGTON - U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Andrew S. Natsios announced an additional emergency donation of 62,300 metric tons of food for Ethiopia and 30,540 metric tons for Eritrea, valued at $43 million. Combined, this will feed approximately 7 million people for one month. The additional shipment to Ethiopia increases U.S. food assistance to a total of 234,000 metric tons since July 2002, when the first signs of crop failure became apparent. The assistance to Ethiopia includes wheat, blended cereal, beans and vegetable oil and is valued at $87 million.

13 May 2002 description

The second week of our Presidency had a relatively light programme of work because of the UN General Assembly Special Session on Children from 8-10 May. On 6 May, the President gave an informal briefing to non-Members on the provisional programme of work for May. On 7 May, the UNSC held a public meeting on the issue of Children and Armed Conflict, one day prior to the General Assembly Special Session on Children. The UNSC mission to the Great Lakes Region returned on 7 May after spending ten days in the region.

06 May 2002 description


The first few days of Singapore's Presidency were unusually busy, with intensive focus on the situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian Question. On 1 May we met in informal consultations even though traditionally the Security Council usually conducts bilateral consultations on that day. Over the next 54 hours, there were exhaustive and difficult discussions on the question of the fact-finding team to the Jenin refugee camp.

17 Apr 2002 description
report Government of Japan

Japan welcomes the final and binding decision of the Eritrea-Ethiopia Boundary Commission on April 13 (Sat) concerning the delimitation and demarcation of the common border between Eritrea and Ethiopia.

Japan strongly hopes that Ethiopia and Eritrea will implement the decision in good faith, further promote the peace process in concert with the United Nations Mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea (UNMEE), and commit themselves to the improvement of their relations.

13 Apr 2002 description
report European Union

(Madrid and Brussels, 13 April 2002) - "The EU welcomes the decision of the Boundary Commission announced in The Hague on 13 April. The final legal settlement of the position of the Ethiopia/Eritrea border is a central element of the comprehensive peace agreement signed by the leaders of Ethiopia and Eritrea on 12 December 2000 and the peace process between the two countries.

12 Apr 2002 description

Commenting on tomorrow's ruling by the Boundary Commission arbitrating on the position of the border between Ethiopia and Eritrea, Baroness Amos, Foreign Office Minister for Africa, said today:

"Tomorrow's ruling represents the most important milestone to date in the peace process.

"We welcome the Ethiopian and Eritrean Governments' public commitment to accept the Commission's decision and look forward to the next phase of the peace process - the physical demarcation of the border.

"With our international partners we will continue to support UN and …

24 Feb 2002 description

=A0President Isaias Afwerki today met the UN Security Council delegation that is visiting Eritrea and Ethiopia.

President Isaias expressed Eritrea's appreciation of the visit, which underlined the continued commitment of the international community to the peace process between Eritrea and Ethiopia. President Isaias thanked the troop contributing countries and all those involved in ensuring the success of the UN mission. The President noted that, in spite of intermittent obstacles faced in the past, the UN mission has, by and large, been able to discharge its mandate.