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The United Nations in Ethiopia: Transforming Ethiopia Together

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un-agencies-urge-stronger-coordinated-international-response-to-el-nino   The UN has called for a stronger response by governments, aid organizations and the private sector to address the devastating impact the El Niño climate event is having on the food security, livelihoods, nutrition and health of some 60...

un-high-level-independent-team-of-advisors-visits-ethiopia-as-un-reviews-its-role-in-2030-agenda UN high level Independent Team of Advisors The United Nations Independent Team of Advisors (ITA) visited Ethiopia as part of the UN-ECOSOC Dialogue to review the longer-term positioning of the UN development system in the context of the 2030...

ethiopia-s-national-sdg-consultation-explores-mainstreaming-finance-and-m-e There is really no scarcity of global resources to meet development goals, State Minister Dr. Abraham Tekeste of Ethiopia’s National Planning Commission (NPC) boldly noted to participants attending a national consultation workshop on the rollout of...

unicef-s-largest-global-purchase-of-therapeutic-food-for-children-in-ethiopia   UNICEF thanked donors for their generous contributions and the Government for its strong leadership, which together have enabled a concerted response to the current El Niño driven drought in Ethiopia, particularly in treating children with...

UN in Ethiopia

The presence of 27 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.

The United Nations in Ethiopia (download book)




The UN agencies in Ethiopia celebrated the historic moment while recommitting to support the country to tackle priorities in the areas of inclusive growth & structural transformation; resilience and green economy; investing in human capital and expanded access to quality and equitable basic services; good governance, participation and capacity development; and equality and empowerment.

Learn more about its history & how it continues to make a difference:






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