UNDP Country Representative commends Eritrean people’s work spirit
Asmara, 18 December 2014 – The UN Resident Coordinator, UN Humanitarian Coordinator and UNDP Representative (UNDP) in Eritrea, , has commended the Eritrean people’s work spirit. She made the remarks during an interview with Eritrean media outlets.
Stating that such an attribute constitutes a driving force for enhanced collaboration in the development domain, Ms. Christine Umutoni noted that this asset emanates from the spirit of nationals to keep intact noteworthy values.
The Resident Representative went on to indicate that relations between Eritrea and the UN is gaining momentum and that the implementation of cooperation accord concluded in January 2013 regarding environmental conservation, ensuring food security, social welfare, education, gender equality and human resource development is being implemented as scheduled. In this connection, Ms. Christine Umutoni lauded the achievements in various sectors in general and the health domain in particular, on the basis of active popular participation.
Regarding the country’s programs to raise the potentials of the youth, she explained that agreements have been reached between the Eritrean government and UN agencies and other partners towards making the necessary investment to this end.
Its to recall that Ms. Christine Umutoni last week sig: Agreement on supporting youth employment and skills development project signed between Norwegian Government and UNDP
Asmara, 14 December 2014- An agreement on supporting youth employment and skills development project has been signed on 14 December in Asmara between the Norwegian Government and UNDP.
The agreement is aimed at establishing training centers that could help develop the capacity of Eritrean youth as well as providing training for Eritrean women that would enable them improve their livelihood.
The agreement has been signed by Mr. Jan Bugge-Mahrt, Norwegian Ambassador and by Mrs. Christine Umutoni, UN Resident Coordinator, UN Humanitarian Coordinator, and UNDP Resident Representative.
At the occasion Mr. Ashraf El-Nour IOM Regional Director, has been present.