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  • 29 Sep 2014
    Call for papers to participate in Egypt Human Development Report 2015

  • 24 Sep 2014
    Gamification: Harnessing the power of game-play to support development initiatives

  • 28 Aug 2014
    New Phase of Public Works begins to provide Jobs to Youths

  • 17 Aug 2014
    UNDP celebrates the 2014 International Youth Day in Egypt

    On the Occasion of the 2014 International Youth Day, on August 12, the United Nations (UN) and its partners seized the opportunity to emphasize the important role of youth in achieving sustainable development, highlighting their youthful energy, enthusiasm and creativity.

  • 08 Jul 2014
    Japan and UNDP Egypt: Partnering for Youth Employment and Democracy Promotion

    The Government of Japan has been a key supporter of the United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) work in restoring peace, security and stability for countries in transition throughout the world. In the Arab region, Japan has quickly responded to the wave of change that began to sweep the region in late 2010 by launching a new initiative to help achieve stability and resilience during a time of transition.

  • 02 Jul 2014
    Egyptian Corporate Responsibility: The Way Forward

    Egyptian Corporate Responsibility Center (ECRC) in cooperation with the Industrial Modernization Centre (IMC), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and under the auspices of the Ministry of Industry, Trade and SMEs organized a major event held on 22 June 2014 in Cairo under the title of “Egyptian Corporate Responsibility: The Way Forward” to present three case studies on corporate social responsibility (CSR) and their recommendations.

  • 18 Jun 2014
    Victims of female genital mutilation make harmful traditional practice a crime

    FGM has been a taboo for many years in Egypt. Its practice has been widely accepted due to conservative mindsets, particularly in rural areas, and poor socio-economic and public service conditions. While prevalence rates remain high namely among older women, response of younger girls and mothers of new generations to FGM Abandonment Campaigns is much higher.

  • 17 Jun 2014
    New Milestone: Enforcement of the Female Genital Mutilation Penal Code

    On the occasion of the National Anti-FGM Day on June 14th, the National Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) Abandonment Programme honored the memory of two girls who lost their lives due to a harmful practice; Bodour Shaker and Soheir El Batea from Minya and Daqahalia governorates in 2007 and 2013 respectively.

  • 10 Jun 2014
    ‘Youth Employment Generation Programme in Egypt’ Wins a Prestigious ICT Award: WSIS Project Prizes 2014 Contest

    The “Youth Employment Generation Programme in Egypt” has been awarded the prestigious World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Project Prizes 2014 contest, a unique recognition of excellence.

  • 21 May 2014
    UNDP and CCCPA sign a project to improve Peace and Stability in Africa

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) signed today the second phase of support to the Cairo Centre for Conflict Resolution and Peacekeeping in Africa (CCCPA), funded by the Government of Japan.

  • 18 May 2014
    Photo Contest “Equality for Women is Progress for All” Winners

    UNDP Egypt Country Office, in collaboration with the Egyptian Photojournalists Society, announced the winners of the Photo Contest, launched on 9th of March 2014, under the 2014 theme of the International Women’s Day “Equality for Women is Progress for All”.

  • 07 May 2014
    UNDP and Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation honor Authors’ team of the 2010 National Human Development Report

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Egypt and the Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation (MoP) celebrated the awarding of the ‘UNDP Global Award for Excellence in Human Development’ to the Egypt 2010 Human Development Report - “Youth in Egypt - Building our Future” in an event held on May 7th, 2014.

  • 07 May 2014
    UNDP and the Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation Celebrate Awarding the Egypt 2010 Human Development Report

    UNDP and the Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation celebrate awarding the Egypt 2010 Human Development Report: “Youth in Egypt - Building our Future” the UNDP Global Award for Excellence in Human Development.

  • 03 May 2014
    Strengthening Monitoring and Evaluation for Development

    Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) is important for all to measure the impact of our programmes and improve them based on the lessons learned.

  • 26 Apr 2014
    UNDP and Egyptian Ministry of Justice Partner to Upgrade Family Courts

    UNDP Director, Ignacio Artaza signed with Minister of Justice Naier Othman and Ambassador Omar Abou Eish, Director, Department of International Cooperation for Development in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on 23 April, 2014 an agreement that would enhance access to justice through the introduction of the Legal Aid Offices (LAO) in Family Courts and upgrading of the Dispute Settlement mechanism.

  • 17 Mar 2014
    First Generation of Aswan Girls Abandoning FGM

    On 17 March 2014, the Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) Abandonment and Family Empowerment Programme will celebrate and acknowledge 100 mothers in Aswan who have abandoned FGM, protecting their daughters from this harmful practice and preventing early marriage.

  • 07 Mar 2014
    Helen Clark: Statement on International Women’s Day

    This year’s International Women’s Day theme – Equality for Women is Progress for All – states a simple truth. No country will reach its full potential if its female citizens do not enjoy full equality. As the 2015 end date of the Millennium Development Goals nears, and as discussion on the next global development agenda intensifies, there is strong momentum for achieving development with equity, including by eradicating gender inequality and empowering women and girls.

  • 27 Jun 2013
    UN Signs Three Action Plans with Egypt

    The United Nations and the Government of Egypt signed three Country’s Programme Action Plans (CPAPs) with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the United Nations Development Programme(UNDP) and the United Nations Populations Fund (UNFPA). The CPAPs outline activities and programmes of UN support to Egypt in implementing its development agenda over the period 2013 to 2017.

  • 05 Jun 2013
    Statement by UN Secretary General on 2013 World Environment Day

    We live in a world of plenty, where food production outstrips demand, yet 870 million people are undernourished and childhood stunting is a silent pandemic. To create the future we want, we must correct this inequity. We must ensure access to adequate nutrition for all, double the productivity of smallholder farmers who grow the bulk of food in the developing world, and make food systems sustainable in the face of environmental and economic shocks. This is the vision of my Zero Hunger Challenge, launched last year at the Rio+20 UN Conference on Sustainable Development.

  • 03 May 2013
    Statement by Secretary General on 2013 World Press Freedom Day

    Freedom of expression is a fundamental human right, enshrined in Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. It is a cornerstone of good governance, sustainable development, and lasting peace and security.

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