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  • Statement by UN Secretary General on 2011 World Water Day Mar 22, 2011

    As the world charts a more sustainable future, the crucial interplay among water, food and energy is one of the most formidable challenges we face. Without water there is no dignity and no escape from poverty. Yet the Millennium Development Goal target for water and sanitation is among those on which many countries lag the most.

  • Statement by UNDP Country Director at the 1st United Nations Global Compact Roundtable for 2011 “The Role of Business in Fighting Corruption” Mar 20, 2011

    I am pleased to join you today in the first Global Compact Roundtable to be held in 2011, organized by the Egyptian Corporate Responsibly Center (ECRC) in cooperation with the John Gerhart Center of the American University in Cairo. Welcome to a new and changing Egypt.

  • Business Fighting Corruption Mar 1, 2011

    Under the title of ‟‟The Role of Business in Fighting Corruption,” the Egyptian Corporate Responsibility Center (ECRC) organized the Sixth UN Global Compact Roundtable, in partnership with the UN Global Compact Office (GCO) and hosted by the American University in Cairo’s John D. Gerhart Center for Philanthropic and Civic Engagement.

  • Opening Statement at Press Conference By UN Under-Secretary-General For Political Affairs Mr. B. Lynn Pascoe Feb 27, 2011

    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.

  • Launch of Egypt 2010 MDG Report Sep 23, 2010

    This week, Egypt presented its report on the 2010 Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), entitled: Egypt’s Progress Towards Achieving the MDGs 2010 at the MDGs Review Summit convening at the United Nations General Assembly. The heads of State and Government, have gathered at the UN Headquarters in New York from 20 to 22 September 2010 to reaffirm their commitment to work together for a better world.

  • Mobilisation of the Dahshour World Heritage Site for Community Development Inception Workshop Apr 10, 2010

    The Government of Egypt and the UN launch the inception workshop of the “Mobilisation of the Dahshour World Heritage Site for Community Development” Programme with a focus on developing the community while preserving the valuable cultural and natural heritage of the area.

  • Egypt launches National Anti-Female Genital Mutilation Strategy, Res. Coordinator commemorates day Jun 29, 15

    We know that FGM cannot be justified on the grounds of religion or culture, that it is a clear violation of human rights, has a devastating and lasting physical, health and psychological impact on women and girls, and is a barrier to progress and development. Globally some 125 million girls and women have undergone the procedure and up to 30 million girls under the age of 15 remain at risk. According to the 2014 Egypt Demographic and Health Survey (DHS), 92% of ever-married women age 15- 49 had been circumcised.

  • OpEd New data show that years of efforts are paying off in fighting FGM Jun 8, 15

    I was recently in Aswan to meet with the local government, partner NGOs, and people working together to fight against female genital mutilation (FGM), a widely-spread practice in Egypt that predates both Christianity and Islam and was criminalized by Egyptian law in 2008.

  • Sweden expands its support to Egyptian women’s social, economic and legal rights May 14, 15

    In an expression of the continued support to the advancement of Egyptian women, Sweden announced a new grant equivalent to 18 million EGP to the “Social, Economic and Legal Empowerment of Women” initiative, a joint United Nations programme that addresses challenges faced by Egyptian women and girls and supports their empowerment and participation in the society.

  • Message on the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation

    Never before has it been more urgent – or more possible – to end the practice of female genital mutilation, preventing immeasurable human suffering and boosting the power of women and girls to have a positive impact on our world.

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