“Ultimately, only the Government of Ethiopia can take action to shape the future of this country.
At a time of many challenges, including the tragedy of drought, I and my colleagues at the United Nations stand ready to assist Ethiopia. This is a great nation. Its people have exactly the same human rights as all other people around the world… If it can build a new momentum in upholding human rights protection, and demonstrating confidence in its people, Ethiopia can shape a strong and cohesive society which truly benefits all. If it stumbles, mistrust and grievance will grow, and this may well have considerable negative impact on prospects for development and for the people’s well-being. ” – UN Human Rights Chief Zeid speaking today at the end of his visit to Ethiopia. See his statement: http://ow.ly/TMCn30br5wC