UNDP Regional Bureau for Africa (RBA) Director Ms Ahunna Eziakonwa-Onochie was in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to join African Heads of State and leaders of other global and regional organizations at the 2020 African Union Summit organized under the theme “Silencing the Guns”. The theme tackled the aspiration of Africa’s leaders back in 2013 to end conflicts in the continent by 2020.
The Summit was also attended by the UN Secretary-General António Guterres. While in Addis, the Regional Director met with Ethiopian authorities, held side meeting with a host of leaders from the private sector, CSOs and the youth. She also got the opportunity to interact with UNDP staff as well as members of the UNCT.
“I believe nothing silences the guns more than credible elections that build confidence and lay the basis for constructive and peaceful politics,” UNDP Africa Director observed while signing a partnership agreement with Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs to support Ethiopia’s upcoming elections.