Delivering as One >

The United Nations in Ethiopia: Transforming Ethiopia Together

News and Updates

child-brides-in-africa-could-more-than-double-to-310-million-by-2050-unicef   If current trends persist, the total number of child brides in Africa will rise from 125 million to 310 million by 2050, according to a UNICEF report released at the African Union Girls Summit in Lusaka, Zambia,...

ethiopia-gets-new-un-resident-coordinator-un-humanitarian-coordinator-undp-resident-representative   Ms. Ahunna Eziakonwa-Onochie has taken up the post of UN Resident Coordinator, UNDP Resident Representative and UN Humanitarian Coor­dinator in Ethiopia. Ms. Eziakonwa-Onochie officially handed over her credentials to State Minister...

un-ger-partnership-raised-1-4million-birr-to-support-local-charities   Every year the United Nations partners with the Great Ethiopian Run to raise money to support local charities through “Running for a Cause” campaign. The campaign is part of the Great Ethiopian Run, the biggest road race in Africa...

ethiopia-and-ifad-an-effective-partnership-for-rural-development   Addis Ababa, 5 November 2015 - The long-standing partnership between the Government of Ethiopia and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) – the UN agency specialized in rural development – has proved to be effective in...

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.

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:




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.


dao-1 dao-2 dao-4