Running for MDGs

25 Nov 2012

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The UN Running for a Child campaign has fundraised over 1,2 million Ethiopian Birr, which will go towards supporting the work of four community based institutions identified in collaboration with the Ministry of Women, Children and Youth Affairs.

The campaign is part of the UN's partnership with the Great Ethiopia Run, a ten kilometer race that was held in Addis Ababa on Sunday 25th November 2012.

On hand to start the race, which attracted over 36,000 runners drawn from within and outside Ethiopia, was UNDP Resident Representative and UN Resident Coordinator Mr. Eugene Owusu who joined Addis Ababa Mayor Kuma Demeksa and world renown distance runner and UN Goodwill Ambassador Haile Gebreselassie.