Permanent Representation to the African Union, IGAD and UNECA

The Netherlands mission in Addis Ababa includes the Permanent Representation of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to the African Union, IGAD and UNECA, all based in Addis Abeba.

The African Union is the African intercontinental organization of 55 African Member States. For more information see

IGAD, the Intergovernmental Authority on Development, is the Regional Economic Community of the African Union in East Africa. The IGAD region comprises the countries of Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan and Uganda. For more information see

UNECA, the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa is one of five regional commissions. Its member states are the 54 African UN Member States. ECA’s mandate is to promote the economic and social development of its member states, foster intra-regional integration, and promote international cooperation for Africa’s development. For more information see