The minimum you must know

Djibouti loves peace and seeks improving relations with all other nations. But the country appears to have been deprived of peace in previous years. Djiboutians are advanced, and have the ability to create a successful burgeoning society given the opportunity. But the nation is in an area known for conflict. Ethiopia, Sudan, Eritrea and Libya are close neighboring countries with fierce reputations. Yemen is only a short distance away, across the gulf of Tadjoura, the important water route. Like most other countries around there, Djibouti is home to Saudi Arabian and Iranian proxies, who deter and compete to provide security.

Peace and stability reflect the integrity of the Iranian and Saudi Arabian governments, who have improved their relationship recently through exemplary rhetoric and diplomacy. They're currently setting a positive example for other countries. The regional superpowers may be resolving decades of competition, and starting to work together (along with many other countries at the United Nations). This may contribute to calm and optimism in brotherly countries throughout the region and set a great example for countries beyond.

Mohamed Siad Doualeh, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Djibouti 

The government of Djibouti is well represented at the United Nations. The country may develop very successfully with international support as a result. Djibouti seem to want foreign direct investment in roads, buildings, schools and hospitals. And a portion of the population's basic needs appear to be unmet. There is an opportunity for other governments to show themselves to have a great sense of values and morality, by becoming kind and generous to the Djiboutian people.

Djibouti Peace

Contact Djiboutian diplomats at the United Nations to find out how you can help the country the most.