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Comment from: Tola [Visitor]

Congra Ato Taye. We are proud of you. We wish you success in your dealing. May God give you more wisdom. Good luck and all the best.

04/28/10 @ 22:49
Comment from: the Felasha [Visitor]
the Felasha

c’mon man retire already…67…enjoy the fruits of your labor for the remaining golden years.

Amazing career!

04/28/10 @ 23:29
Comment from: Big Deal [Visitor]
Big Deal

Great job. A long, happy and prosperous life to you, sir.

04/29/10 @ 11:11
Comment from: cheers [Visitor]

can you amend the damage Butoros butros gali of Egypt did to ethiopia by land locking her? just curious:D

04/29/10 @ 14:48
Comment from: MulatwaD [Visitor]

Wish you success sir in your new high post.

04/29/10 @ 15:12
Comment from: Abbissinian [Visitor]

Well done, Ato Taye. We, Ethiopians are proud of you.

04/29/10 @ 21:12
Comment from: Andolem [Visitor]

Inspiring man, keep up the good work. Hopefully we will follow your foot step.


04/29/10 @ 23:20
Comment from: Judge Feradge [Visitor]
Judge Feradge

Dear Ato Tayé-Brook Zerihoun, before congratulating you for the post you are assigned, I would like to ask the following:

What could Ethiopians learn from CYPRUS?

On 15 July 1974 the ruling military junta of Greece staged a coup to overthrow the democratically elected Government of Cyprus.

On 20 July Turkey, using the coup as a pretext, invaded Cyprus, purportedly to restore constitutional order. Instead, it seized 35% of the territory of Cyprus in the north, an act universally condemned as a gross infringement of international law and the UN Charter. Turkey, only 75 km away, had repeatedly claimed, for decades before the invasion and frequently afterwards, that Cyprus was of vital strategic importance to it. Ankara has defied a host of UN resolutions demanding the withdrawal of its occupation troops from the island.

On 1 November 1974, the UN General Assembly unanimously adopted Resolution 3212, the first of many resolutions calling for respect for the sovereignty, independence, territorial integrity and non-alignment of the Republic of Cyprus and for the speedy withdrawal of all foreign troops.

The invasion and occupation has had disastrous consequences. About 142.000 Greek Cypriots living in the north – nearly one quarter of the population of Cyprus – were forcibly expelled from the occupied northern part of the island where they constituted 80% of the population. These people are still deprived of the right to return to their homes and properties. A further 20.000 Greek Cypriots enslaved in the occupied area were gradually forced through intimidation and denial of their basic human rights to abandon their homes. Today there are fewer than 600 enslaved persons (Greek Cypriots and Maronites).

While the whole World likes to endlessly and unjustly demonize Israel for its actions in the so-called “Palestinian” lands, Turkey has silently promoted a systematic demographic change of the occupied territory through the implantation of Anatolian (former Armenia) settlers from mainland Turkey. Since the invasion some 115.000 Turks from Turkey have been illegally imported in the occupied area. This large influx of settlers has negatively affected the living conditions of the Turkish Cypriots. Poverty and unemployment has forced over 55.000 to emigrate and they now make up only 11% of the native population.

35.000 Turkish soldiers equipped with the latest weapons and supported by the Turkish air force and navy, are still in the occupied area making it, according to the UN Secretary-General’s Report (December 1995), «one of the most densely militarized areas in the world».

The illegal regime in the occupied area has pursued a deliberate policy aimed at destroying and plundering the ancient cultural and historical heritage of the island, as part of a wider goal to ‘Turkify’ the island and erases all evidence of its Cypriot character. Abundant evidence gathered from foreign and Turkish Cypriot press, as well as evidence obtained from other authoritative sources (Jacques Deli bard’s UNESCO report); demonstrate the magnitude of the damage and destruction caused to the cultural heritage of Cyprus.

As a consequence of Turkey’s policy and illegal actions:

=>at least 55 churches have been converted into mosques

=>another 50 churches and monasteries have been converted into stables, stores, hostels, museums, or have been demolished

=>the cemeteries of at least 25 villages have been desecrated and destroyed

=>innumerable icons, religious artefacts and all kinds of archaeological treasures have been stolen and smuggled abroad

=>illegal excavations and smuggling of antiquities is openly taking place all the time with the involvement of the occupying forces

=>all Greek place names contrary to all historical and cultural reason were converted into Turkish ones.

You, dear Tayé-Brook Zerihoun, you have a wonderful opportunity to play a key role in bringing justice to the sufferings and humiliation of the Cypriot nation. Ethiopians are just people, and unlike the cowardice policies of former Secretary-General Koffi Anan, you should immediately make an effort to enhance the prospects for a settlement and safety of the security of all Cypriots, you should propose the total demilitarization of Cyprus; all of the 35,000 Turkish occupying forces should immediately withdraw from Cyprus, and the so-called Cyprus National Guard and the “Turkish Cypriot Armed Forces” should be disbanded.

I wish you all the best in your efforts,

Best regards

04/29/10 @ 23:35
Comment from: newh [Visitor]

Ethiopian Diplomat appointed to senior political post at world body.

Is He appointed to two different positions at the sametime? An eror
some where????

28 April 2010 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed Tayé-Brook Zerihoun, who currently heads the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Cyprus, to a senior political post at the world body’s Secretariat in New York, it was announced today

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed Tayé-Brook Zerihoun of Ethiopia as the Special Representative of the Secretary-General in Cyprus and Head of the United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP

04/30/10 @ 01:28
Comment from: Meketa [Visitor]

The United Nation does not forget the contribution of Ethiopia to UN office foundation. Good Ethiopians are immodest and bigheaded not only to their nation and country but even to Africa.

Wish you good success Ato Taye,


04/30/10 @ 06:05
Comment from: dany [Visitor]


He is appointed to Cyprus and it was announced in New York.

04/30/10 @ 22:54
Comment from: zi [Visitor]

Mr. Zerihoun, you are the best. best wishes. you will do wonderful things for this world.

05/01/10 @ 09:14

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