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The United Nations in Ethiopia: Transforming Ethiopia Together

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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...

iom-distributes-aid-to-displaced-flood-victims IOM Ethiopia distributed non-food aid to more than 90 households displaced by severe flooding in Aysaita woreda (district), Afar Regional State.  The distribution, which began on Wednesday (9/9) in close coordination with the local...

uncares-ethiopia-conducts-fourth-round-life-skills-training The UNCARES-Ethiopia conducted the fourth round life skills training for children of UN Staff. A total of seventy children in the age range of 13 to 18 participated in the training which was held from August 24-28, 2015.On the final date of the...

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...

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