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The United Nations in Ethiopia: Transforming Ethiopia Together

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ethiopia-polio-vaccination-campaign-reaches-13-million-childrenPosted on September 25, 2014 by unicefethiopia   Somali Region, Ethiopia, 12 May, 2014 – Ethiopia kicked off a polio vaccination campaign on 3 October 2013, targeting 13 million children across the country following an emergency response that began in...

world-leaders-commit-to-intensify-efforts-to-realize-women-s-health-rights-and-equality    UNITED NATIONS, New York, 22 September 2014—More than 140 presidents, heads of government, ministers and high officials from around the world today reaffirmed their countries’ strong political support to the historic International Conference on...

in-ethiopia-danish-diplomats-observe-progress-in-child-protectionPosted on September 4, 2014 by unicefethiopia The Danish Government has been providing support to the Justice for Children programme, through UNICEF Ethiopia, since June 2007. On June 20, 2014, the Danish Ambassador to Ethiopia, Mr Stephan Schønemann,...

training-of-champions-on-procurement    (Addis Ababa, 19 – 21 Aug 2014): The UNITED NATIONS in Ethiopia conducted The Training of Champions on Procurement in Addis Ababa. 41 UN staff from 12 UN organizations (FAO, ILO, IOM, ITU, UNDP, UNECA, UNFPA, UNICEF, UNOCHA, UNOPS, UN Women, WFP...

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