UN, Peace Ministry Join Hands to Manage Conflict

Mar 9 , 2019

The Ministry of Peace (MoP) and the UN launched a project on inclusive governance and conflict management to support the government of Ethiopia. The project will cost 2.8 million dollars and will be coordinated by the Peace Ministry for the next three years. The project supports the government’s effort to resolve key conflict factors, reduce regional and local level conflicts and create communal level social cohesion. It gives specific attention to conflict cluster zones. The ministries of Women & Children’s Affairs and Education and regional governments will also participate in the implementation of the project. The initiative is funded by the UN Peacebuilding Fund and will also receive support from UN agencies such as UNDP, IOM, UN WOMEN and UNESCO.



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