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The United Nations in Ethiopia: Transforming Ethiopia Together

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ethiopia-boosts-its-efforts-to-end-child-marriage-and-fgm-c   The Government of Ethiopia reiterated its commitment to put an end to child marriage and Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C) at the National Girl Summit held for the first time in its capital on June 25,2015. The Summit was held...

NEW YORK/ADDIS ABABA, 16 June 2015– Child marriage remains a brutal reality for millions of girls across Africa, denying them the right to live healthy and fulfilling lives.   Poverty, lack of education, gender stereotyping,...

iom-carries-out-its-first-evacuation-by-boat-of-ethiopian-migrants-stranded-in-yemen   IOM evacuated 200 Ethiopian migrants by boat from Yemen, to Djibouti. The evacuation, which took place on Wednesday June 10, involved two boats carrying evacuees to the Djibouti port of Obock. After a 24-hour journey across the Red...

ethiopia-celebrated-world-environment-day   6 June 2015, Langano – Ethiopia celebrated World Environment Day 2015 on 6 June 2015 on the shores of Lake Langano in Oromiya region with a great number of people from across the country. Under the global theme “Seven Billion Dreams....

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