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  • 22 Oct 2014
    Conference: “Corporate Responsibility in Egypt; Building on experiences in the Netherlands!”

    The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands organizes the conference “Corporate Responsibility in Egypt; Building on experiences in the Netherlands!” on Tuesday, October 14 in cooperation with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and in partnership with the Egyptian Ministry of Trade, Industry and SMEs.

  • 16 Oct 2014
    Clean-up and Hiking Event in Wadi Degla Protected Area with Omar Samra

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Egypt is organizing a day of environmental protection action ‘Wadi Degla cleaning campaign’, in partnership with Omar Samra, 1st Egyptian to climb mountain Everest, adventurer and entrepreneur, Wild Guanabana Company and the Mansour Foundation for Development and in collaboration with the Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency (EEAA). The event aims to raise environmental awareness and collective responsibility towards protection of natural environment

  • 12 Oct 2014
    Architecting a new way of communication for Egypt's Global Compact local network

    In its 10th anniversary, Global Compact Network Egypt (GCNE), that started in 2004 -with today's 86 members from different business and non-business sectors- embarked a new era of engaging its participants, stakeholders and all who are interested in business globalization through its new mobile application.

  • 24 Sep 2014
    Gamification: Harnessing the power of game-play to support development initiatives

    Gamification is the application of gaming mechanisms to find innovative ideas and solutions that address a host of development challenges such as youth unemployment, poverty and environmental degradation. This event will be inaugurated with an open session presented by experts from the Engagement Lab, Emerson University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

  • 17 Jun 2014
    New Milestone: Enforcement of the Female Genital Mutilation Penal Code

    On the occasion of the National Anti-FGM Day on June 14th, the National Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) Abandonment Programme honored the memory of two girls who lost their lives due to a harmful practice; Bodour Shaker and Soheir El Batea from Minya and Daqahalia governorates in 2007 and 2013 respectively.

  • 10 Jun 2014
    ‘Youth Employment Generation Programme in Egypt’ Wins a Prestigious ICT Award: WSIS Project Prizes 2014 Contest

    The “Youth Employment Generation Programme in Egypt” has been awarded the prestigious World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Project Prizes 2014 contest, a unique recognition of excellence.

  • 21 May 2014
    UNDP and CCCPA sign a project to improve Peace and Stability in Africa

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) signed today the second phase of support to the Cairo Centre for Conflict Resolution and Peacekeeping in Africa (CCCPA), funded by the Government of Japan.

  • 07 May 2014
    UNDP and the Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation Celebrate Awarding the Egypt 2010 Human Development Report

    UNDP and the Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation celebrate awarding the Egypt 2010 Human Development Report: “Youth in Egypt - Building our Future” the UNDP Global Award for Excellence in Human Development.

  • 26 Apr 2014
    UNDP and Egyptian Ministry of Justice Partner to Upgrade Family Courts

    UNDP Director, Ignacio Artaza signed with Minister of Justice Naier Othman and Ambassador Omar Abou Eish, Director, Department of International Cooperation for Development in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on 23 April, 2014 an agreement that would enhance access to justice through the introduction of the Legal Aid Offices (LAO) in Family Courts and upgrading of the Dispute Settlement mechanism.

  • 17 Mar 2014
    First Generation of Aswan Girls Abandoning FGM

    On 17 March 2014, the Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) Abandonment and Family Empowerment Programme will celebrate and acknowledge 100 mothers in Aswan who have abandoned FGM, protecting their daughters from this harmful practice and preventing early marriage.

  • 27 Jun 2013
    UN Signs Three Action Plans with Egypt

    The United Nations and the Government of Egypt signed three Country’s Programme Action Plans (CPAPs) with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the United Nations Development Programme(UNDP) and the United Nations Populations Fund (UNFPA). The CPAPs outline activities and programmes of UN support to Egypt in implementing its development agenda over the period 2013 to 2017.

  • 01 May 2013
    Employment Creation in Poorest Governorates

    In partnership with the Social Fund for Development and with the support of the Government of Japan, UN Development Programme has been implementing an employment creation project across six of the poorest governorates in Egypt.

  • 10 Feb 2013
    Project to Support the National Coordination Committee for Combating Corruption

    Cairo - The Ministry of Justice witnessed this morning the signature ceremony of the project to Support the National Coordination Committee for Combating Corruption (NCCCC)

  • 01 Jan 2013
    UN Development Assistance Framework Signed with Egyptian Government

    Poverty alleviation through pro-poor growth and equity; quality basic services; democratic governance; food security and nutrition; and environmental sustainability and natural resource management, are the five areas in which the United Nations will support Egypt over the next five years. The overarching objective is to “Achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)+ with Inclusive Growth, Freedom, Social Justice and Dignity”.

  • 01 Dec 2012
    Women’s Participation in Post-Revolutionary Elections

    “International experience shows that in many countries in the world, including the Arab region, women are unlikely to participate in political processes and decision-making bodies in a meaningful manner. This must change.

  • 01 Jun 2012
    UN Staff Donate Blood, Save Lives

    “Our over 1,000 national and international UN staff based in Cairo are honoured to be serving the people of Egypt.

  • 01 May 2012
    St. Katherine’s Medicinal Plants Project Receives Equator Prize

    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.

  • 09 Apr 2012
    Officials from Tunisia, Egypt and Libya Discuss International Standards for Election Management

    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.

  • 23 Feb 2012
    Statement by the UN Resident Coordinator's Office

    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.

  • 28 Sep 2011
    NGOs Use Technology to Re-build Egypt

    Under the auspices of the Ministry of Social Solidarity and the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Egypt Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Trust Fund and Microsoft Egypt jointly launched a conference entitled “Nebny Masr” on September 27th 2011.

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