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UNODC’s current support to the Government of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia is guided by the National Plan of Action (2019-2021), which is also aligned with the Regional Programme for Eastern Africa “Promoting the Rule of Law and Human Security in Eastern Africa 2016-2021” and the UNODC Strategic Vision for Africa 2030.

Endorsed by the government, the National Plan of Action is designed to meet the specific needs of Ethiopia. It sets out the government’s strategic policies and priorities for joint work planning and signals an expansion of UNODC’s work across five key pillars. Implementation is led by the UNODC Programme Office in Ethiopia situated in Addis Ababa.

The five key pillars and priorities include:

  • Countering transnational crime and trafficking
  • Countering corruption
  • Terrorism prevention
  • Crime prevention and criminal justice and
  • Prevention of drug use, treatment of case of drug use disorders and HIV and AIDS prevention and care.



UNODC Programme Office in Ethiopia, Nelson Mandela International Day 2021

“The Africa We Want”: A celebration of Africa Day 2021 by the UNODC Programme Office in Ethiopia

UNODC Ethiopia Team Retreat and Programme Implementation Support 2021

Addressing COVID-19 in Ethiopian prisons: Interview with Ermiyas Kostre, UNODC in Ethiopia

UNODC Ethiopia message on the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination – 21 March 2021

UNODC ETHIOPIA Jerusalema dance challenge 2020

UNODC Programme Office in Ethiopia – International Volunteer Day 2020

UNODC explains 📢 about falsified medical products AMHARIC

Key Partners

UNODC has worked with an increasing presence in Ethiopia since 1995 and has engaged with Ethiopian national authorities to plan and implement activities. The Programme Office in Ethiopia continues to work closely with criminal justice institutions, including the Federal Office of the Attorney General, the Federal Supreme Court, the Federal Police Commission, the Federal Prison Commission as well as the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Women and Children and Youth and the Ethiopian Food and Drug Administration. It also works with counterparts in the regional governments.

UNODC engages with the United Nations Office to the African Union (UNOAU) to leverage regional resources and scale up relations with the African Union, as part of our commitment to Delivering as One.

Contact us

Contact: Mr. Abraham Liyew, Abraham.ayalew@un.org