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The United Nations in Ethiopia: Transforming Ethiopia Together

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iom-marks-international-migrants-day-dec-18-201 (Addis Ababa, December 18)The International Organization for Migration Special Liaison Office (IOM/SLO) celebrated this year’s International Migrants Day with the theme “Saving Migrants’ Lives” on 18 December. In Addis Ababa, IOM celebrated the event...

iom-marks-international-migrants-day Ethiopia: The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is celebrating this year’s International Migrants Day with the theme “Saving Migrants’ Lives” on 18 December. In Addis Ababa, IOM is celebrating the event with a series of events starting...

one-year-on-south-sudan-refugee-children-still-in-need-of-life-saving-support GAMBELLA, Ethiopia – 15 December, 2014: While recognising the 1st year anniversary of the onset of the emergency response for South Sudan refugees in Gambella today, UNICEF appreciated the commitment and dedication of its partners and the generous...

40-000-run-celebrating-women-in-ethiopiaPosted on November 28, 2014 by unicefethiopia Participants of the Great Ethiopian Run wear a t-shirt with the message “Empower Women, Empower a Nation” in Amharic printed on the back. 14th edition Great Ethiopian Run International 10km race...

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