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The United Nations in Ethiopia: Transforming Ethiopia Together

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laws-to-protect-breastfeeding-inadequate-in-most-countries GENEVA/NEW YORK/ADDIS ABABA, 9 May 2016 –A new report by the World Health Organization (WHO), UNICEF, and the International Baby Food Action Network (IBFAN) reveals the status of national laws to protect and promote breastfeeding.   Of...

uncares-organized-series-of-events-marking-stress-free-week   UNCARES Ethiopia organized a week-long series of events for UN staff to mark stress free week.  The events were organized as a follow up to an online survey conducted among a random sample UN staff members on stress in the...

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...

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.

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