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

    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.

  • Helen Clark: Statement on International Women’s Day Mar 7, 2014

    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.

  • UN Signs Three Action Plans with Egypt Jun 27, 2013

    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.

  • Statement by UN Secretary General on 2013 World Environment Day Jun 5, 2013

    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.

  • Employment Creation in Poorest Governorates May 1, 2013

    In partnership with the Social Fund for Development and with the support of the Government of Japan, UN Development Programme has been implementing an employment creation project across six of the poorest governorates in Egypt.

  • Message of the UN Secretary General on the 2013 International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action Apr 4, 2013

    Eliminating the threat of mines and explosive remnants of war is a crucially important endeavour that advances peace, enables development, supports nations in transition and saves lives.

  • Statement by UN Secretary General on 2013 World Water Day Mar 22, 2013

    Water holds the key to sustainable development. We need it for health, food security and economic progress. Yet, each year brings new pressures. One in three people already lives in a country with moderate to high water stress, and by 2030 nearly half the global population could be facing water scarcity, with demand outstripping supply by 40 per cent.

  • Opening Remarks of UN Resident Coordinator at the Workshop on Climate Change Impact in the Nile Basin Feb 24, 2013

    On behalf of the UN System in Egypt, it gives me great pleasure to welcome you all in the workshop on sharing experiences on climate change impacts in the Nile Basin. In particular, I would like to welcome distinguished guests from Nile Basin Countries whose participation in the workshop demonstrates a long standing interest and commitment in cooperation among water experts and officials in the basin.

  • Message of the UN Secretary General for the World Day of Social Justice Feb 20, 2013

    As we mark World Day of Social Justice, we see far too many places where there are increasing opportunities for a few and only rising inequality for the many. Growing inequality undermines the international community’s progress in lifting millions out of poverty and building a more just world.

  • Project to Support Corruption Combating Committee Feb 10, 2013

    Cairo - The Ministry of Justice witnessed this morning the signature ceremony of the project to Support the National Coordination Committee for Combating Corruption (NCCCC)

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