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Eritrea’s achievements in gender equality commended at meeting held in New York City

At a meeting jointly organized by the Eritrean Permanent Mission to the UN and the UN Office in Asmara, the achievements registered in gender equality were commended.

Asmara, 19 March 2015 – At a meeting jointly organized by the Eritrean Permanent Mission to the UN and the UN Office in Asmara, the achievements registered in gender equality were commended.

In a speech he delivered at the meeting, Mr. Girma Asmerom, Eritrea’s Permanent Ambassador to the UN, underscored that the nation continues to register major achievements in the nation-building process on the basis of active popular participation. Present at the meeting were a delegation headed by the Chairperson of the National Union of Eritrean Women, Ms, Tekha Tesfamichael, representatives of national and international organizations, experts, among others.

The NUEW Chairpeson underlined the achievements scored to ensure gender equality, as well as reinforcing all-round national development.

In the same vein, the UN Representative in Eritrea, Ms. Christine Umotoni, explained that the National Union of Eritrean Women is a praiseworthy entity playing major role towards ensuring gender equality and building a prosperous nation.

Also at the meeting, other UN organizations based in Eritrea commended the initiatives taken by the Government as regards gender equality and active popular participation in all facets of national life.

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