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The United Nations in Ethiopia: Transforming Ethiopia Together

News and Updates

world-humanitarian-day-commemorated-in-ethiopia Tens of millions of people around the globe celebrated the World Humanitarian Day on August 19, 2015. This year’s campaign theme, “Inspiring the World’s Humanity”, aimed to inspire and empower people all around the world to get involved in demanding...

Support from the European Commission's European Union has successfully contributed to efforts to contain the spread of the wild polio virus in Ethiopia, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has announced today.   “Following a...

unodc-calls-for-giving-hope-to-victims-of-human-trafficking Today, as the UN marks World Day against Trafficking in Persons (30 July), UNODC stresses the need to end this crime and protect the victims   Each year millions of people are tricked and trafficked for sexual or labour exploitation in...

spanish-university-students-learn-more-about-the-work-of-the-un-in-ethiopia The United Nations UN Communication Group in Ethiopia hosted a group of students from University of Fransisco de Vitoria, Spain to acquaint them with the work of the UN in Ethiopia.   The short session introduced the students to the...

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