Delegation of the European Union to Ethiopia


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More than 350 million saplings were planted all over Ethiopia on July 29th, shattering the previous record for the largest number of trees planted in a single day.

Convinced by the power of art to unite, the EU Delegation to the African Union created the project MAISHA (‘life’ in Swahili). The first edition of MAISHA – an Afro-European Music Experiment – gathered 12 musicians from the two continents in Addis Ababa last May, to engage in a two-week music residency where they had the chance to collaborate and co-create original musical pieces. On Europe Day they performed their magical fusion of sounds in a public concert at the Ethiopian National Theatre. The whole process of this fascinating musical experiment was filmed for a documentary beautifully showcasing the challenges of creating unique new sounds and defeating cultural barriers. A short version of the documentary was recently released at the European Development Days.

EU contributes 36 million Euro (1.15 billion Birr) to make Ethiopia's economy grow greener

(Addis Ababa, 22 July 2019) This EU contribution will support Ethiopia "grow greener" by reducing its greenhouse gas emissions.

As we mark the International Criminal Justice Day, the European Union reaffirms its longstanding support towards the international criminal justice system and in particular its unwavering commitment to the International Criminal Court (ICC), as part of the EU's wider commitment to a rules-based international order.

The Council today adopted conclusions on the EU's priorities at the 74th UN General Assembly(September 2019 – September 2020). These conclusions complements the Council conclusions on strengthening multilateralism which were adopted on 17 June 2019.

The Council today adopted conclusions welcoming the publication of the first joint synthesis report of the EU and its member states on ''Supporting the Sustainable Development Goals across the world'' as an important contribution to EU reporting at the High Level Political Forum in 2019. The Council welcomes the collective contribution of the EU and its member states to the implementation of all Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) across the world, leveraging all means of implementation, in support of the 2030 Agenda.

The European Union Delegation to Ethiopia is seeking proposals for implementation of projects that enhance economic development and access to job opportunities for the youth and women through supporting/establishment of Woreda Job Centres (One-Stop-Job-Centre) in selected woredas of Oromia and SNNP regions of Ethiopia.