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The United Nations in Ethiopia: Transforming Ethiopia Together

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unodc-calls-for-giving-hope-to-victims-of-human-trafficking Today, as the UN marks World Day against Trafficking in Persons (30 July), UNODC stresses the need to end this crime and protect the victims   Each year millions of people are tricked and trafficked for sexual or labour exploitation in...

spanish-university-students-learn-more-about-the-work-of-the-un-in-ethiopia The United Nations UN Communication Group in Ethiopia hosted a group of students from University of Fransisco de Vitoria, Spain to acquaint them with the work of the UN in Ethiopia.   The short session introduced the students to the...

iom-evacuates-ethiopian-trafficking-victims-from-yemen IOM has helped 3,478 vulnerable Ethiopian migrants stranded by the conflict in Yemen, including 229 war casualties, to return home. The majority were stranded en route to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.  Over the past three weeks, 57 of the...

unsg-visits-entrepreneurship-intervention-for-women-and-female-youth United Nations Secretary General Ban Kii-moon visited a UNDP supported entrepreneurship development project that trains and equips Ethiopian women and female youth from vulnerable backgrounds to access the export market in traditional hand-weaving,...

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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