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The United Nations in Ethiopia: Transforming Ethiopia Together

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unicef-who-lack-of-sanitation-for-2-4-billion-people-undermining-health-improvements   The Joint Monitoring Programme report, Progress on Sanitation and Drinking Water: 2015 Update and MDG Assessment, says worldwide, 1 in 3 people, or 2.4 billion, are still without sanitation facilities – including 946 million people who...

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...

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 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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