Arab Human Development Report 2016: Enabling youth to shape their own future key to progress on development and stability in Arab region

Beirut, 29 November 2016 – Arab countries can achieve a significant leap forward in development, reinforce stability and secure such gains in a sustainable manner, if they urgently prioritize adopting policies that ensure the well-being, productivity, self-determination and good citizenship of their young population,...

UNDP and the Ministry of International Cooperation expand their cooperation to promote integrated development in Upper Egypt

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Ministry of International Cooperation (MoIC) signed today a five-year extension of the Egypt Network for Integrated Development (ENID) project which promotes sustainable development and generates thousands of jobs for people in Upper Egypt. The new...

Launching the first phase of family courts and prosecution automation project in Luxor

Under the auspices of His Excellency Minister of Justice Counselor Mohamed Hossam Abdel Rehem, Deputy Minister for Specialized Courts Counselor Ahmed Khairy, representatives of the Ministry of Justice, UNDP Resident Representative a.i. Mr. El-Mostafa Benlamlih, representatives of Ministries of Communications and...

The inauguration of walking and cycling tracks at Shabin Al Koum, Menofia governorate to promote non-motorized transport

Under the auspices of Minister of Environment Dr. Khaled Fahmy, and governor of Monofeya Dr. Hesham Abdel Baset, “Non–motorized Transport Promotion” project has been inaugurated on Saturday October 29th at Shabin Al Koum. The project is implemented by the Environmental Affairs Agency/Ministry of Environment...

The European Union, Ministry of International Cooperation, and UNDP, inaugurate the Artificial Limbs Center on the North-West Coast

The Egyptian Ministry of International Cooperation, the European Union (EU) Delegation to Egypt, and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) inaugurated today the Artificial Limbs Center in Marsa Matrouh on the North-West Coast, the first of its kind in this area. The center is expected to serve the...

Sustainable development in cities is critical to achieving most of the 2030 Agenda

Quito, Ecuador—The progressive movement of populations to cities and towns represents a fundamental change in global development, requiring a similarly fundamental response. ‘For the first time in history, more than half the world’s people live in urban areas. By 2030, 60% of the global population will live in cities...

UNDP Egypt appoints Omar Samra National Goodwill Ambassador to promote environment’s protection, youth empowerment & the Sustainable Development Goals

Adventurer Omar Samra has been appointed today as UNDP Egypt’s national Goodwill Ambassador to promote and advocate for environment’s protection and youth empowerment. Omar Samra will generate support to the newly adopted Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which are 17 global goals to shape our future in...

No more black clouds: Sustainable farming in Upper Egypt

After every harvest season, the air turns murky and grey in Egypt. This ‘black cloud’ has become a major concern of the government and the general public for its negative impact on people’s health and the environment. Burning agricultural waste has been found to be one of the main causes of this harmful...

NCW and the United Nations launch “Taa Marbouta” campaign to promote women’s social, economic and political empowerment

The National Council for Women (NCW) and the United Nations launched the “Taa Marbouta” campaign on Sunday October 2nd in a celebration held at the Cairo Opera House. The campaign aims to promote women’s social, political and economic empowerment in Egypt. The celebration brought together current and former...

Landmine victims or agents of change: The story of an empowered woman

After her husband’s landmine accident 20 years ago, Haja Najia’s life changed dramatically. At the age of 56, Haja Najia is the main bread winner of a 10-person family. The family lives a few kilometers away from the city center of Matrouh governorate, near the North West coast. In Matrouh, it is rare to see...

Masr Works provides thousands of opportunities for youth through Job Banks

On 26th September 2016, and across the entire Republic of Egypt, the “Ta3mal Masr Job Banks” (Egypt Works Job Banks), an initiative by the Ministry of Youth and Sports, Microsoft and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) was launched. Ta3mal Job Banks is an initiative for youth employment across 27...

The United Nations in Egypt welcomes the parliament’s adoption of the amendments of penalties for Female Genital Mutilation

The United Nations in Egypt congratulates the Government of Egypt, the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) and the National Population Council for their admirable efforts which led to the endorsement by parliament majority of stiffer penalties for Female Genital Mutilation. The swift processing of the...

UN Resident Coordinator/UNDP Resident Representative a.i. and Egyptian Minister of International Cooperation meet journalists on the Sustainable Development Goals

On the occasion of one year since the launch of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in 2015, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Ministry of International Cooperation (MoIC) organized a media gathering on the role of the United Nations and UNDP in relation to achieving the SDGs in Egypt....

New report: Pathways to development – UNDP achievements in Egypt

For over five decades UNDP has been supporting the Egyptian government and people in striving towards sustainable development, providing expert advice at the policy level as well as grassroots interventions on the ground.  This report takes stock of the key achievements of the past five years, highlighting those...

Egyptian athletes vow to promote sustainable development & peace

A group of 22 top Egyptian athletes today pledged to promote world peace and advance the new and universal Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). During a sport event organized by the United Nations in Egypt, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Youth and Sports, participating athletes issued a...

Top UN Development Official commends Egypt’s Sustainable Development Strategy 2030

Cairo - The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator and Chair of the UN Development Group, Helen Clark, congratulated H.E. Abdel Fattah El Sisi President of the Arab Republic of Egypt for his leadership on Egypt’s forward-looking Sustainable Development Strategy that he launched last month. Ms....

Helen Clark: Opening Speech UNDP 50th Anniversary Ministerial Meeting

It is a great pleasure for me to welcome you all to UNDP’s 50th Anniversary Ministerial Meeting. It is a testament to the last five decades of partnership that so many senior Ministers and Heads of Government have travelled to New York to mark this important milestone for UNDP. For fifty years UNDP has been...

The Inauguration of the First of Its kind in the Middle East Wadi El Hitan Fossil and Climate Change Museum

Under the auspices of Prime Minister Engineer Sherif Ismail, Minister of Environment Dr. Khaled Fahmy inaugurates the Wadi El Hitan Fossil and Climate Change Museum on January 14th, 2016 in the presence of Fayoum Governor Mr. Wael Makram, Ambassador of Italy Mr. Maurizio Massari, and United Nations Development...

Social Innovation Hub launch in presence of Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and UNDP Country Director

Aiming to empower young talented women to achieve more through technology, the first Social Innovation Hub has been launched at the National Council for Women in Cairo. In line with Microsoft’s commitment to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more, Microsoft’s General Manager...