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16 Oct 2006 description

SG/SM/10688, AFR/1443

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan:

This morning, the United Nations Mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea (UNMEE) reported that the Eritrean Defence Forces (EDF) have moved approximately 1,500 troops and 14 tanks into the Temporary Security Zone. The EDF took over one UNMEE checkpoint in Sector West.

The Secretary-General is deeply concerned about the incursion into the Zone, which was established under the 2000 Agreement on the Cessation of Hostilities.

29 Jul 2005 description

SG/A/936, AFR/1222, BIO/3674

Biographical Note

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan has appointed Azouz Ennifar of Tunisia as Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General for the United Nations Mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea (UNMEE). He will be based in Addis Ababa.

Mr. Ennifar has a distinguished career with his country's foreign service.

25 May 2005 description

SG/A/925, AFR/1171

The Secretary-General has decided to appoint Mr. Joël W. Adechi of Benin as his Deputy Special Representative for Eritrea and Ethiopia.

Ambassador Adechi has been serving as the Permanent Representative of Benin to the United Nations since September 1999, and has been his country's representative to the Security Council.

Prior to his appointment in New York, Mr.

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 …

26 Nov 2004 description

SG/SM/9618
AFR/1075

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for Secretary-General Kofi Annan:

The Secretary-General has taken note that on 25 November Ethiopia's Prime Minister Meles Zenawi submitted to Parliament a five-point peace plan with a view to resolving the conflict between Ethiopia and Eritrea. The United Nations is currently studying the plan, and how it could lead to the early and full demarcation of the border.

17 Nov 2004 description

SG/A/894, BIO/3622

Biographical Note

The Secretary-General today announced the appointment of Sissel Ekaas of Norway as Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General for the United Nations Mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea.

Ms. Ekaas has been serving since 1998 as Director, Gender and Population Division, Sustainable Development Department in the Food Agriculture Organisation (FAO).

From 1995 to 1998, Ms. Ekaas was Deputy Director, Office to Combat Desertification and Drought (UNSO) in the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

15 Apr 2002 description

SG/SM/8197, AFR/396
The following statement was issued 13 April by the Spokesman for Secretary-General Kofi Annan:

This morning, 13 April 2002, at 9 a.m. in The Hague, the Eritrea-Ethiopia Boundary Commission conveyed to representatives of the two Governments its decision on delimitation of their common border.

13 Apr 2002 description
  1. This morning at 9:00 a.m. in The Hague, the Eritrea-Ethiopia Boundary Commission conveyed to representatives of the two governments its decision on delimitation of their common border.