Italian Show Focuses on Eritrea's Millennium Development Goals
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Italian Show Focuses on Eritrea's UN Millennium Development Goals
Africa Today, an Italian TV show, aired a program focusing on Eritrea's impressive achievements at meeting many of its UN Millennium Development Goals before the target date of 2015.
During the 18 minute video, the show interviewed Italian journalists Marilena Dolce and UNDP Representative Christine Umutoni to give their insights on Eritrea's successes as well as its challenges.
The following are some of the quotes made during the show:
7:28 - "As Far as my travels (to Eritrea) were concerned the places where I went didn't see people dying of hunger. This needs to be clarified." - Marilena Dolce, Italian journalist
7:51 - "(Eritrea) is a safe country because of the temperament of the people. They are, if I can put it like this, a bit old-fashioned courteous. There isn't any crime or else I was lucky that, going back and forth I didn't come across any.....I'd say everywhere is safe." - Marilena Dolce
12:41 - "The good thing we see in this country, and I can testify, is that every dollar in this country has value. We have seen minimal levels of corruption. Whenever we start a project, if it's a dam, if it's distributing some food to children, if it's distributing malaria meds, what you pay for that money is what happens. You will not see any of those things sold in the markets, you will not see it diverted in anyway." - Christine Umutoni, UNDP representative in Eritrea.
13:39 - "I like living in Eritrea because I relate to the culture. I like the food. I like the traditions of this country. I like the way the Eritreans handle themselves; the resilience of the people." - Christine Umutoni
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