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The United Nations in Ethiopia: Transforming Ethiopia Together

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african-csos-and-experts-applaud-progress-to-the-beijing-platform-for-action-on-women More than 70 representatives of CSOs, women’s networks, UN Agencies, Africa Union Commission, RECs and experts gathered in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from 21st to 22nd of October, 2014 to review progress made in achieving the 12 critical areas of concerns...

world-polio-day-2014-commemorated    Addis Ababa, 24 October 2014 – The World Health Organization, UNICEF and Rotary International stand together in the fight against polio and in commemoration of World Polio Day, 24 October 2014.   Despite significant progress made in polio...

united-nations-day-october-24     United Nations Day will be celebrated on October 24th, 2014 to mark the anniversary of the entry into force in 1945 of the UN Charter. With the ratification of this founding document by the majority of its signatories, including the five...

promoting-age-inclusive-resilience Ethiopia commemorated the International Day for Disaster Reduction (IDDR) on 13 October 2014 by organising a high level conference on Disaster Risk Management (DRM) to highlight the needs of older people and call for an age-inclusive resilience...

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