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...

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....

Assistant Foreign Minister visits UNDP Premises: Egypt and UNDP working together for Egypt Vision 2030

Egypt Vision 2030 constitutes the basis for development partnership between Egypt and its United Nations partner. Egypt’s relations with UNDP has been developing positively for decades. On August 11th, 2016 the United Nations Resident Coordinator and UNDP’s Resident Representative a.i. El-Mostafa Benlamlih received...

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...

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...

“Strengthening Development, Planning and Management in Greater Cairo” project signature ceremony

The General Organization for Physical Planning (GOPP), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA), New Urban Communities Authority (NUCA), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) signed today the “Strengthening Development, Planning and...

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...

UNDP and the Social Fund for Development expand their cooperation to enhance job creation for the poor

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Social Fund for Development (SFD) signed today Wednesday 27th of April a three-year extension of the on-going partnership that aims at strengthening the institutional capacity of SFD and enhancing the sustainability of SFD’s role in poverty alleviation and...

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...

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...

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...