Statement by UN Secretary General on 2012 World Environment Day 2012
Jun 5, 2012
As the world gears up for the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20), World Environment Day is an opportunity to highlight the need for a paradigm shift towards a more sustainable world. This year’s theme, “Green Economy: Does it include you?”, underscores the need for everyone to play their part in keeping humankind's ecological footprint within planetary boundaries.
UN Staff Donate Blood, Save Lives
Jun 1, 2012
“Our over 1,000 national and international UN staff based in Cairo are honoured to be serving the people of Egypt.
St. Katherine’s Medicinal Plants Project Receives Equator Prize
May 1, 2012
The Medicinal Plants Association in St. Katherine, established by the Conservation and Sustainable Use of Medicinal Plants project, recently won the prestigious Equator Prize for its efforts to preserve the wild medicinal plants and rare and endangered species in the St. Katherine Protectorate, located in South Sinai.
Statement by UN Secretary General on 2012 International Mother Earth Day
Apr 22, 2012
The annual observance of International Mother Earth Day honours our one and only planet and the place of human beings in it. It is also meant as a call to action against human disregard for nature’s life-supporting resources and ecosystems.
Closing Remarks of the UNDP Resident Representative at the Sub-Regional Forum on “Principles for Independent and Sustainable Electoral Management”
Apr 11, 2012
It is a real pleasure for me to close this Sub-Regional Forum on Principles for Independent and Sustainable Electoral Management, jointly organized by UNDP and IFES. It is great to see the excellent cooperation between UNDP and IFES for the organization of this meeting.
Officials from Tunisia, Egypt and Libya Discuss International Standards for Election Management
Apr 9, 2012
Key electoral stakeholders and experts from Tunisia, Egypt and Libya have started deliberations in a three-day, regional forum on the principles for independent and sustainable electoral management.
Message of UN Secretary General on the 2012 International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance on Mine Action
Apr 4, 2012
United Nations mine action programmes make an invaluable contribution to post-conflict recovery, humanitarian relief efforts, peace operations and development initiatives. They prevent landmines and other explosive ordnance from causing further indiscriminate harm long after conflicts have ended, and help to transform danger zones into productive land. Mine action sets communities on course toward lasting stability.
Statement by the UN Resident Coordinator at the "Towards a Transparent Economy in Egypt" Event in Cairo University
Mar 27, 2012
Thank you for inviting me. It is indeed always a pleasure to partner with Cairo University on such important and timely initiatives. Cairo University – its esteemed faculty and students – are very important development partners for the United Nations. We are also very pleased that the OECD, the UN Global Compact office in New York, and Siemens are joining with us today to discuss the topic of “Towards a Transparent Economy in Egypt.
Statement by the UN Resident Coordinator's Office
Feb 23, 2012
The UN Resident Coordinator in Egypt, Mr. James Rawley, wishes to clarify the position of the United Nations towards the process of making a new Constitution in Egypt.
Statement by the UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative at the “Participation and Consensus Building in the Constitution-Making Process: Learning from International Experience” workshop
Feb 21, 2012
It is with great pleasure that I address this important event, which aims to share experiences to support Egypt during its upcoming constitution-drafting process. I would like to thank the Government’s Information Decision Support Centre (IDSC) and its Social Contract Center (SCC), which is supported by the Government of Italy and the UN Development Programme, for hosting this workshop.