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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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To provide leadership and encourage partnership in caring for the environment by inspiring, informing, and enabling nations and peoples to improve their quality of life without compromising that of future generations.


Addis Ababa Highlights
July - August 2013

  • Climate Change, Pan Africanism and African
  • Renaissance
  • Green Fashion Show and Africa Coffee Day
  • Tree planting as part of Golden Jubilee

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 3 March 2011
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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 12 October 2010
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World Environment Day 2010
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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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