UN Egypt statement on death of Mayar Mohamed Mousa, victim of Female Genital MutilationMay 30, 2016The United Nations in Egypt is deeply saddened by the recent news of the tragic death of a young girl, Mayar Mohamed Mousa, in Suez Governorate due to Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). Regrettably, she is yet another victim of FGM.
Launch of the Second Edition of the Business Report titled “Expanding Horizons in Development: The Rising Role of the Private SectorFeb 7, 2016the Second Edition of the Business Report titled “Expanding Horizons in Development: The Rising Role of the Private Sector” was launched in the UNDP and the American Chamber of Commerce joint conference titled “A Commitment to Development: The Private Sector’s Role in Inclusive Growth”. This report is the outcome of UNDP’s joint collaboration with the Industrial Modernization Center (IMC) together with the contribution of other partners in the production of the report namely the Ford Foundation, CARE International and Mansour Group.
Social Innovation Hub LaunchJan 5, 2016Aiming to empower young talented women to achieve more through technology, the first Social Innovation Hub has been launched at the National Council for Women in Cairo.
My visit to the Family Court in AbshwayMar 23, 2015visited Abshway district in Fayoum Governorate, Egypt for the launch of the Legal Aid Office in the Abshway Family court. My visit was within the context of a project that the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Egypt is implementing with the Ministry of Justice.
The United Nations Agencies in Egypt Commemorates the 2014 International Youth DayAug 17, 2014On the Occasion of the 2014 International Youth Day, on August 12, the United Nations (UN) and its partners seized the opportunity to emphasize the important role of youth in achieving sustainable development, highlighting their youthful energy, enthusiasm and creativity.
Photo Contest “Equality for Women is Progress for All” WinnersMay 18, 2014UNDP Egypt Country Office, in collaboration with the Egyptian Photojournalists Society, announced the winners of the Photo Contest, launched on 9th of March 2014, under the 2014 theme of the International Women’s Day “Equality for Women is Progress for All”.
UNDP and Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation honor Authors’ team of the 2010 National Human Development ReportMay 7, 2014The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Egypt and the Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation (MoP) celebrated the awarding of the ‘UNDP Global Award for Excellence in Human Development’ to the Egypt 2010 Human Development Report - “Youth in Egypt - Building our Future” in an event held on May 7th, 2014.
Strengthening Monitoring and Evaluation for DevelopmentMay 3, 2014Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) is important for all to measure the impact of our programmes and improve them based on the lessons learned.
OpEd New data show that years of efforts are paying off in fighting FGMJun 8, 15I 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.
AAIB, UNDP and ECRC celebrate first graduating class of MOSTADAMThe United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in cooperation with the Arab African International Bank (AAIB) and the Egyptian Corporate Responsibility Center (ECRC) held an awarding ceremony on 22 February to acknowledge 32 graduates of “MOSATADAM”; the first certified training programme in sustainable finance in Egypt and the MENA region.
Social Fund for Development, Swedish Embassy and UNDP celebrate Entrepreneur Women’s DayThe Social Fund for Development (SFD) organized the Entrepreneur Women’s Day in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Swedish Embassy on Monday 26 October 2015 in Cairo.
Measuring Poverty and Hunger in EgyptThe Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) provide Egypt with a new framework to monitor and measure its progress and identify gaps and challenges in areas of poverty reduction and ending hunger. But Egypt will need to coordinate these with its own national Sustainable Development Strategy 2030 (SDS), make sure the data needed for monitoring is adequate and available, and policies and investments are guided towards achieving SDGs and SDS, as well as better address the needs of its local communities.
New report:Pathways to development – UNDP achievements in EgyptFor over five decades UNDP has been supporting the Egyptian government and people in striving towards sustainable development, providing expert advice at the policy level as well as grassroots interventions on the ground.
Restoration of Al Qasr Islamic Village in New ValleyAl Qasr Islamic Village is a picturesque village with narrow alleyways, distinctive mud-brick adjoining buildings and enchanting Islamic monuments built during the Ottoman period (1516-1798) as the traditional capital of the Dakhla Oasis in New Valley Governorate. It constitutes an important landmark of Egypt’s cultural heritage but unfortunately many of the traditional structures and monuments have not withstood the test of time and are in need of major restoration.
Consultation to promote women’s participation in the business sector held in CairoTo 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).
- #SDG10 Reduced Inequalities Giving voice to different ideas and finding synergies to promote sustainable projects is one way to advance an inclusive and equitable 2030 Agenda. Today at the final session of The Global Summit 2016 four themes were covered in this matter: Thriving Cities, Whole Health, Climate Economics and Education for All. #EmpoweringHumanity #TGSV #2030Agenda #SDGs Programa das Nações Unidas para o Desenvolvimento - PNUD Brasil United Nations Development Programme - UNDP Museu de Ciências da Terra Impact Hub Rio Criativo Empowerment Works about an hour ago
- On Women's Equality Day, we want to give an enormous "Thank You!" to those organizations who participated in MIUSA's 2016 Gender, Disability and Development Institute (GDDI). These organizations recognize that there cannot be equality until women and girls with disabilities are included as participants and leaders in international development programming. #womensequalityday Photo descriptions: 1. WILD delegates Ballah and Jemimah visit with Bertra McGann of Management Sciences for Health (photo by Darcy Kiefel, www.kiefelphotography.com) 2. WILD delegate Anjana reviews the WILD manual with Jocelyn Lehrer of USAID - US Agency for International Development (photo by Darcy Kiefel, www.kiefelphotography.com) 3. Chandi Kadirgamar of the United Nations Development Programme - UNDP addresses the group. She holds a microphone in one hand and raises the other. Photo by Viktoria Midelauri 4. Allen Neece of the Peace Corps participates in a discussion with WILD delegates and MIUSA staff while a sign language interpreter interprets. Photo by Viktoria Midelauri 5. Boram Lee from Women's Refugee Commission shares a USB drive of electronic resources with WILD delegate Boikhutso, who holds a white cane. Photo by Viktoria Midelauri 6. WILD delegate Janice snaps a glamorous photo with Ivana Rosas of Global Fund for Women. Photo by Viktoria Midelauri 7. Viktoria Midelauri from World Vision Georgia takes a break from her photography to join hands with WILD delegate Camy. Photo courtesy of Viktoria Midelauri 6 hours ago
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