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The United Nations in Ethiopia: Transforming Ethiopia Together

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take-the-new-global-goals-to-the-people-un-s-first-sdg-race-in-jijiga   The UN in Ethiopia staged the First SDG race in partnership with the Great Ethiopian Run (GER) on February 7, 2016 in Jijiga town of the Somali region.  The race, bringing together over 2000 participants with the theme of “UNite...

drought-in-ethiopia-10-million-people-in-need Ethiopia is in the grip of its worst drought in recent history. More than ten million people are in need of assistance according to the Government and humanitarian agencies. On Sunday 31 January, the UN World Food Programme (WFP) Executive Director...

maternal-and-new-born-supplies-handed-over-to-enhance-skills-for-delivery-in-ethiopia ADDIS ABABA, 26 January 2016 – Today, a handover ceremony was held at Kotebe Primary Hospital to deliver essential basic emergency obstetric and new-born care supplies and a full set of anaesthesia and operation theatre equipment as part of the...

the-united-nations-hosts-historic-ethiopian-media-council-establishment-conference   Around 19 media houses have signed up to establish the Ethiopian Media Council following discussions of the final draft constitution and code of conduct.    The establishment conference was hosted by the United...

UN in Ethiopia

The presence of 26 resident UN Agencies, funds and programmes in Ethiopia make the country host to one of the largest UN Country Teams in the world.  Ethiopia is also one of among countries that voluntarily decided to pursue UN the reform at the country level in the context of the Delivering as One agenda.

The UN Country Team's work fully supports six out of the seven pillars of Ethiopia's Growth and Transformation Plan (GTP) through the UN Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) and focuses on Sustainable Economic Growth and Risk Reduction; Basic Social Services;Governance and Capacity Development; and Women, Youth and Children.

The United Nations in Ethiopia (download book)




The UN agencies in Ethiopia celebrated the historic moment while recommitting to support the country to tackle priorities in the areas of inclusive growth & structural transformation; resilience and green economy; investing in human capital and expanded access to quality and equitable basic services; good governance, participation and capacity development; and equality and empowerment.

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MDG 2015 Countdown 

In 2000, 189 nations made a promise to free people from extreme poverty and multiple deprivations. This pledge turned into the eight Millennium Development Goals.


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