Category Archives: Politics

President Sahlework Receives Delegation from British Colombia University

Addis Ababa President Sahlework Zewdie received a team from the University of British Colombia in Vancouver at the National Palace today, according to the Office of the President.

The President …

President Sahlework, Mayor Bowser Hold Talks

Addis Ababa President Sahlework Zewdie held talks today with Mayor Muriel Bowser of Washington DC at the National Palace.

They discussed about ways of strengthening business relations between the cities …

In Ethiopia, a growing clamour for ethnic autonomy

Scrawled in big yellow letters on a road junction in Hawassa City are the provocative words Sidama National Regional State. It's an aspiration at the moment, but a referendum this …

Delegates Highlight Funding, Training, Security of ‘Blue Helmets’, as Fourth Committee Continues Debate on Peacekeeping Operations

Providing Less but Expecting More 'Not a Workable Model', Says Pakistan's Delegate

Funding, resourcing and training issues undermine peacekeeping mandates and the safety of Blue Helmets, delegates said today, as …

Speakers Call for Accelerated Progress in Women, Peace, Security Agenda, as Security Council Concludes Debate

More than 35 speakers today continued the call for accelerated progress towards women's empowerment in conflict situations, as the Security Council concluded its open debate from last week on the …

Support for Women Peacekeepers, Civil Society Leaders Crucial in Horn of Africa Peace Efforts, Top Officials Tells Security Council

Amid a raft of recent rapprochements and revitalized peace processes in the Horn of Africa, the Security Council � fresh off the heels of a visit to the region � …

Third Committee Delegates Call for Solidarity in Helping Those Fleeing Violence, Urge Focus on Racism, Xenophobia, Stereotypes as Causes of Displacement

Several Representatives Point to Equitable Burden, Responsibility Sharing as Expression of Cooperation

One year after the signing of the Global Compact on Refugees, the inaugural Global Refugee Forum, to be …

Inclusion of Outside Powers in Dialogue Key for Resolving Complex Conflicts, Secretary-General Tells Sixth Istanbul Mediation Conference

Following are UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres' remarks to the sixth Istanbul Mediation Conference, in Istanbul today:

It is a great pleasure to join you for the sixth Istanbul Mediation Conference. …