The UNEP Addis Ababa Office was established in July 2001. It is an outpost of the Regional Office for Africa, charged with representing UNEP at the Headquarters of the African Union (AU) and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA). It also serves as a UNEP country office for Ethiopia. The primary function of the Addis Ababa Liaison Office as a liaison to the AU is to represent UNEP at meetings and consultations by the AU Commission (Secretariat) and its eight departments (Commissions) each run by a Commissioner. The office also facilitates programmatic collaboration and partnership with the AU.
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Addis Ababa Highlights
September - October 2012

The 14th regular Session of the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment (AMCEN), which was held from 10 to 14 September 2012 in Arusha, Tanzania under the theme: “Africa’s post Rio+20 Strategy for Sustainable Development” is widely assessed as a successful and important landmark.

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World Environment Day 2011

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9th Session of the Africa Environment Day
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 3 March 2011
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Seventh Africa Development Forum
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 12 October 2010
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World Environment Day 2010
05 June, 2010
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Africa Environment Day
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Technical Session of AMCEN Pre-COP 15 (Second Meeting  of African High Level Expert Panel on Climate Change) Addis Ababa, Ethiopia - 19-23 October 2009
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