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17 Mar 2014
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
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.
10 Feb 2013
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 Dec 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.
15 Sep 2012
Today we look back on yet another year of remarkable events in the story of democracy -- a story that continues to be written by people who yearn for dignity and human rights, for an end to corruption, for a say in their future, for jobs, justice and a fair share of political power.
11 Apr 2012
Closing Remarks of the UNDP Resident Representative at the Sub-Regional Forum on “Principles for Independent and Sustainable Electoral Management”
It is a real pleasure for me to close this Sub-Regional Forum on Principles for Independent and Sustainable Electoral Management, jointly organized by UNDP and IFES. It is great to see the excellent cooperation between UNDP and IFES for the organization of this meeting.
09 Apr 2012
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.
27 Mar 2012
Statement by the UN Resident Coordinator at the "Towards a Transparent Economy in Egypt" Event in Cairo University
Thank you for inviting me. It is indeed always a pleasure to partner with Cairo University on such important and timely initiatives. Cairo University – its esteemed faculty and students – are very important development partners for the United Nations. We are also very pleased that the OECD, the UN Global Compact office in New York, and Siemens are joining with us today to discuss the topic of “Towards a Transparent Economy in Egypt.
21 Feb 2012
Statement by the UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative at the “Participation and Consensus Building in the Constitution-Making Process: Learning from International Experience” workshop
It is with great pleasure that I address this important event, which aims to share experiences to support Egypt during its upcoming constitution-drafting process. I would like to thank the Government’s Information Decision Support Centre (IDSC) and its Social Contract Center (SCC), which is supported by the Government of Italy and the UN Development Programme, for hosting this workshop.
05 Jun 2011
Experiences of other countries in the South, can inform transitions to democracy in the Arab region.
05 Jun 2011
I begin by thanking the Prime Minister of Egypt, Dr. Essam Sharaf, for being with us at the opening of this UNDP-sponsored “Forum on Pathways of Democratic Transitions”. The aim of our forum is to exchange ideas and share lessons on what has worked, why, and how, in other transitions; and on what some of the obstacles to smooth transitions are, and how they might be avoided.
02 May 2011
Statement by UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative on the Occasion of the Arab States Regional Practice Meeting on Electoral Cycle Support
The recent political developments in the region and Egypt in particular, have attracted the world’s attention. The political transition has become a subject of much interest and concern, particularly as events developed without much forewarning and took most if not partners, whether national or international, by surprise.
20 Mar 2011
Statement by UNDP Country Director at the 1st United Nations Global Compact Roundtable for 2011 “The Role of Business in Fighting Corruption”
I am pleased to join you today in the first Global Compact Roundtable to be held in 2011, organized by the Egyptian Corporate Responsibly Center (ECRC) in cooperation with the John Gerhart Center of the American University in Cairo. Welcome to a new and changing Egypt.
01 Mar 2011
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.
27 Feb 2011
Opening Statement at Press Conference By UN Under-Secretary-General For Political Affairs Mr. B. Lynn Pascoe
The annual observance of International Mother Earth Day honours our one and only planet and the place of human beings in it. It is also meant as a call to action against human disregard for nature’s life-supporting resources and ecosystems.