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The United Nations in Ethiopia: Transforming Ethiopia Together

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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...

Support from the European Commission's European Union has successfully contributed to efforts to contain the spread of the wild polio virus in Ethiopia, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has announced today.   “Following a...

unodc-calls-for-giving-hope-to-victims-of-human-trafficking Today, as the UN marks World Day against Trafficking in Persons (30 July), UNODC stresses the need to end this crime and protect the victims   Each year millions of people are tricked and trafficked for sexual or labour exploitation in...

spanish-university-students-learn-more-about-the-work-of-the-un-in-ethiopia The United Nations UN Communication Group in Ethiopia hosted a group of students from University of Fransisco de Vitoria, Spain to acquaint them with the work of the UN in Ethiopia.   The short session introduced the students to the...

UN in Ethiopia

The presence of 26 resident UN Agencies, funds and programmes in Ethiopia make the country host to one of the largest UN Country Teams in the world.  Ethiopia is also one of among countries that voluntarily decided to pursue UN the reform at the country level in the context of the Delivering as One agenda.

The UN Country Team's work fully supports six out of the seven pillars of Ethiopia's Growth and Transformation Plan (GTP) through the UN Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) and focuses on Sustainable Economic Growth and Risk Reduction; Basic Social Services;Governance and Capacity Development; and Women, Youth and Children.

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The UN turns 70 this year. The UN agencies in Ethiopia are preparing for the historic moment to celebrate the achievements of the organization while recommitting itself to support the country in tackling problems assoiated with climate change, poverty, education, health, children, refugees, and conflict prevention. 

Celebrating the UN's 70th Anniversary
Learn more about its history & how it continues to make a difference:



MDG 2015 Countdown 

In 2000, 189 nations made a promise to free people from extreme poverty and multiple deprivations. This pledge turned into the eight Millennium Development Goals.


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