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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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”. These were the opening remarks of Ambassador Amr Moussa, Former Secretary General of the League of Arab States and Chairman of the International Advisory Board of the Cairo Center for Conflict Resolution and Peacekeeping in Africa (CCCPA) in the commencement of a high-level workshop held on 1 and 2 March 2016 in Cairo.

  • 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.

  • In Egypt, Poor People Get Free Legal AidEvery 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. Close to 80 percent are filed by women. Since 2008, UNDP has worked with the Ministry of Justice to provide free legal advice to poor people to resolve legal disputes and overcome bureaucratic barriers. To-date, 35 Legal Aid Offices have been opened in ten governorates. They handle all such family cases that do not require the hiring of an attorney, which most poor and vulnerable people cannot afford.