Press releases
  • $15 million worth of new environmental projects in EgyptSep 15, 2015The Ministry of Environment in coordination with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the technical support of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has succeeded in obtaining a new package of grants from the Global Environment Facility (GEF) worth $11 million to implement three projects within the national environmental priorities and promote Egypt’s partnership with the international community as regards to the implementation of international environmental conventions. Additionally, the Government of Italy has provided $4 million to implement the Third Phase of the Egyptian-Italian Environmental Cooperation Programme (EIECP), which is implemented under the supervision of UNDP. These projects are planned to attract investments from the private sector.

  • UNDP and Egyptian Ministry of Justice Partner to Upgrade Family CourtsApr 26, 2014UNDP 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.

  • UN Signs Three Action Plans with EgyptJun 27, 2013The 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.

  • Employment Creation in Poorest GovernoratesMay 1, 2013In 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.

  • Project to Support Corruption Combating CommitteeFeb 10, 2013Cairo - The Ministry of Justice witnessed this morning the signature ceremony of the project to Support the National Coordination Committee for Combating Corruption (NCCCC)

  • UN Development Assistance Framework Signed with Egyptian GovernmentJan 1, 2013Poverty 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”.

  • Women’s Participation in Post-Revolutionary ElectionsDec 1, 2012“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.

  • UN Staff Donate Blood, Save LivesJun 1, 2012“Our over 1,000 national and international UN staff based in Cairo are honoured to be serving the people of Egypt.

  • St. Katherine’s Medicinal Plants Project Receives Equator PrizeMay 1, 2012The 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.

  • Officials from Tunisia, Egypt and Libya Discuss International Standards for Election ManagementApr 9, 2012Key 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.

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