Ethiopia has commited itself to end child marriage and female genital mutilation by 2025. 
Photo: NCA.Ethiopia has commited itself to end child marriage and female genital mutilation by 2025. Photo: NCA

The Ethiopian Government held a National Girls Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on 25 June 2015. The event is a follow up of the London 2014 Girls Summit, in which Ethiopia has made a commitment to end Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and Child, Early, and Forced Marriage (CEFM) by 2025.

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‘I condemn today’s terrorist attack in Sousse in Tunisia. Once again, ruthless terrorists have carried out a brutal attack on civilians in the country. Our thoughts go to all those who have lost their loved ones,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

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The first honey was exported  from Ethiopia to Norway in 2009, and over 560 tons of honey have been exported to Norway so far.

The Norwegian government presented a white paper on aid and private industry in which one of the examples analyzed is the successful cooperation between Ethiopian beekeepers, Honningcentralen and Norwegian Development Fund.

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‘The humanitarian needs in South Sudan are massive, and they are increasing. Nearly eight million people are experiencing a critical food shortage, out of a population of just over 11 million. Norway is now increasing its support for humanitarian assistance in the country by NOK 30 million,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

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Children who have been in Norway for a long period can now have a chance to have their case reconsidered

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Youth Education Pack (YEP) for refugees in Ethiopia supported by Norway. 
Photo: RNE.

Norway is currently scaling up its effort within the education sector globally, and Ethiopia is picked out as one of four pilot countries for this new Norwegian commitment.

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