UN Ethiopia, EBC express intent to collaborate in support of SDGs implementation in Ethiopia
07 April 2022
UN Ethiopia and the Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporation signed to a Declaration of Intent to collaborate in support of SDGs implementation in Ethiopia.
The UN in Ethiopia and Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporation (EBC) signed a Declaration of Intent (DoI) to strategically collaborate in support of the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Ten-Year Perspective Development Plan (2020-2030) in Ethiopia.
The signatories intend to collaborate in capacity strengthening of the media professionals in Ethiopia, exchanging good practices and sharing of experience, technical assistance as well as advocacy and awareness-raising in support of the SDGs and the Ten-Year Perspective Development Plan (2020-2030).
The DoI was signed by UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator Dr. Catherine Sozi and CEO of EBC Mr. Feseha Yitagesu.
Signing the DoI, Dr. Sozi emphasized the importance cooperation and collaboration among civil society, business, government, media, academia and others to achieve the SDGs in this country.
“The 2030 Agenda calls for establishing multi-stakeholder partnerships for mobilizing and sharing knowledge, expertise, technology and financial resources to support the achievement of the SDGs in each country,” she said.
“In this regard, the Declaration of Intent signed with EBC represents an important step towards harnessing the power of a key partner – that is the media - to support and accelerate the implementation of the SDGs and the Ten-Year Perspective Plan of the country,” Dr. Sozi noted.
Noting Ethiopia’s commitment to multilateralism and the UN’s significant contributions to the country in development and humanitarian assistance, Mr. Yitagesu expressed EBC’s interest to collaborate on the achievement of SDGs.