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February 12, 2015

Eritrea has shown commendable commitment to its development agenda. The United Nations applauds Eritrea’s development programmes, which have improved the lives of many people despite the harsh environmental conditions in the Horn of Africa.

Although a number of challenges still exist, Eritrea is a country with high levels of accountability for resources and impressive return on investment. Small but visible interventions make powerful impacts on people’s livelihoods in Eritrea and evidence shows that the country has recorded significant progress towards achieving the health-related Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) 4, 5 and 6.

The UN is pleased to be associated with this notable record. Still, much more needs to be done to achieve the country’s development aspirations of sustainable economic growth, social equity, justice and human dignity for all. Our support seeks to build on and sustain the gains already made as well as address those areas lagging behind. This is a mammoth task that requires huge resources, expanded partnerships and the participation of other development partners, as well as the international community.

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