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  • 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.

  • 05 Jun 2011
    Cairo International Democratic Transitions Forum

    Experiences of other countries in the South, can inform transitions to democracy in the Arab region.

  • 01 Mar 2011
    Business Fighting Corruption

    Under the title of ‟‟The Role of Business in Fighting Corruption,” the Egyptian Corporate Responsibility Center (ECRC) organized the Sixth UN Global Compact Roundtable, in partnership with the UN Global Compact Office (GCO) and hosted by the American University in Cairo’s John D. Gerhart Center for Philanthropic and Civic Engagement.

  • 23 Sep 2010
    Launch of Egypt 2010 MDG Report

    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.

  • 10 Apr 2010
    Mobilisation of the Dahshour World Heritage Site for Community Development Inception Workshop

    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.

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