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  • 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.

  • The Secretary-General Message on International Anti-Corruption Day

    Global attitudes towards corruption have changed dramatically. Where once bribery, corruption and illicit financial flows were often considered part of the cost of doing business, today corruption is widely -- and rightly -- understood as criminal and corrosive. The new 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, our plan to end poverty and ensure lives of dignity for all, recognizes the need to fight corruption in all its aspects and calls for significant reductions in illicit financial flows as well as for the recovery of stolen assets.

  • Consultation to promote women’s participation in the business sector held in Cairo

    To promote women’s participation in the business sector in Egypt, the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) held consultations in Cairo on 27 July 2016, supported by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

  • Providing an Arab Perspective to Sustaining UN Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding

    “It is high time that we look at the institutions of global governance, with a view of reforming them to be better able to provide the collective, effective and timely response that we all need”.

  • In Egypt, Poor People Get Free Legal Aid

    Every year about one million cases are filed in Family Courts across the country to seek justice on issues that range from domestic violence and custody disputes to alimony and inheritance litigation.

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