Wednesday, October 29, 2014

UN inaugurates new office in Ethiopia

(Oct 29, 2014, (Addis Ababa))--UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday inaugurated a new UN office complex in Addis Ababa, saying the UN is better placed to deliver better results.

A UN statement issued in New York said that the new office was inaugurated at the UN Economic Commission for Africa compound in the Ethiopian capital.

“This is a milestone for the UN and for its already close partnership with Ethiopia and with people across Africa,” Ban said. He added that being together under one roof meant common services, economies of scale and the harmonisation of operations.

He noted that with the addition of the new facility, the ECA had become the third-largest UN duty station in terms of building portfolio, following New York and Geneva. He commended the progress being made in Africa, and attributed much of the successes to the work done at the ECA. “This is a time of multiple crises, but also one of great opportunity. Read more from The Punch »

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