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The United Nations in Ethiopia: Transforming Ethiopia Together

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un-ger-partnership-raised-1-4million-birr-to-support-local-charities   Every year the United Nations partners with the Great Ethiopian Run to raise money to support local charities through “Running for a Cause” campaign. The campaign is part of the Great Ethiopian Run, the biggest road race in Africa...

ethiopia-and-ifad-an-effective-partnership-for-rural-development   Addis Ababa, 5 November 2015 - The long-standing partnership between the Government of Ethiopia and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) – the UN agency specialized in rural development – has proved to be effective in...

ethiopia-celebrated-70th-anniversary-of-the-united-nations   Ethiopia celebrated the United Nations 70th anniversary today at a special flag raising ceremony in front of the UN Conference Center.    Ethiopia, one of the founding members of the United Nations, is currently host to...

fostering-awareness-of-new-ethiopian-law-on-human-trafficking-and-migrant-smuggling   After joining hands with the Government to come up with a new legislation against trafficking in persons and migrant smuggling, UNODC has set in motion pivotal activities to raise awareness and strengthen knowledgeof the text among...

UN Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF)

Ethiopia is on its third framework, the UN Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF), jointly developed by the Government and the United Nations Country Team. 

UNDAF is fully aligned to Ethiopia’s five year national development plan, the Growth and Transformation Plan (GTP). The latest UNDAF was signed on March 2011 and will be operational for the period 2012-2015, seeking to strengthen national capacities to formulate evidence-based policies and strategies.


The four pillars of UNDAF  


Pillar I
Sustainable Economic Growth and Risk Reduction



Pillar II
Basic Social Services

  • A transformed agriculture sector 
  • More competitive manufacturing and services 
  • A minimum package of social protection 
  • Support for effective disaster risk management and improved food security 
  • Promotion of a low-carbon climate-resilient green economy


  • HIV prevention, treatment, care and support 
  • Equitable access to quality education 
  • Improved access to quality health, nutrition and water, sanitation and hygiene services




Pillar III
Governance and Capacity Development



Pillar IV
Women, Youth and Children

  • Enhanced human rights and justice 
  • Enhanced inclusiveness, participation, transparency, accountability and responsiveness 
  • Stronger institutions to manage development
  • Increased participation of women and youth in decision-making, livelihood opportunities and social services 
  • Protection and rehabilitation of women, youth and children