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The United Nations in Ethiopia: Transforming Ethiopia Together

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fostering-awareness-of-new-ethiopian-law-on-human-trafficking-and-migrant-smuggling   After joining hands with the Government to come up with a new legislation against trafficking in persons and migrant smuggling, UNODC has set in motion pivotal activities to raise awareness and strengthen knowledgeof the text among...

iom-distributes-aid-to-displaced-flood-victims IOM Ethiopia distributed non-food aid to more than 90 households displaced by severe flooding in Aysaita woreda (district), Afar Regional State.  The distribution, which began on Wednesday (9/9) in close coordination with the local...

uncares-ethiopia-conducts-fourth-round-life-skills-training The UNCARES-Ethiopia conducted the fourth round life skills training for children of UN Staff. A total of seventy children in the age range of 13 to 18 participated in the training which was held from August 24-28, 2015.On the final date of the...

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...

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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