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)
UN Development Assistance Framework Signed with Egyptian Government
Jan 1, 2013
Poverty alleviation through pro-poor growth and equity; quality basic services; democratic governance; food security and nutrition; and environmental sustainability and natural resource management, are the five areas in which the United Nations will support Egypt over the next five years. The overarching objective is to “Achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)+ with Inclusive Growth, Freedom, Social Justice and Dignity”.
Women’s Participation in Post-Revolutionary Elections
Dec 1, 2012
“International experience shows that in many countries in the world, including the Arab region, women are unlikely to participate in political processes and decision-making bodies in a meaningful manner. This must change.
Message of the UN Secretary General on 2012 United Nations Day
Oct 24, 2012
We are living through a period of profound turmoil, transition and transformation. Insecurity, inequality and intolerance are spreading. Global and national institutions are being put to the test. With so much at stake, the United Nations must keep pace across the spectrum of its activities – peace, development, human rights, the rule of law, the empowerment of the world’s women and youth.
Statement by UNDP Administrator on International Day for the Eradication of Poverty 2012
Oct 17, 2012
International Day for the Eradication of Poverty offers an opportunity for reflection on progress towards the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
Message of the UN Secretary General on the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction
Oct 13, 2012
This year’s observance of the International Day for Disaster Reduction seeks to highlight the need for women and girls to be at the forefront of reducing risk and managing the world’s response to natural hazards.