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UN emphasizes its commitment to support women’s empowerment in Egypt

The United Nations joins Egypt in celebrating the ingenuity, courage and determination of Egyptian women and the extraordinary role they play in their families and communities across Egypt, and emphasizes its commitment to support women’s empowerment in Egypt

The month of March was an important month for women in Egypt. The commemoration of the Day of the Egyptian Women, the International Women’s Day, and the 61st global Session of the Commission on the Status of Women culminated in H.E. President Abdel Fattah El Sisi’s pronunciation of 2017 as…

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IOM Trains Egyptian Officials on Labour Market Forecasting

The 10-day training on Building Labour Market and Demographic Scenarios for Egypt and the European Union is being attended by 12 CAPMAS representatives and aims at enhancing the Government of Egypt’s capacities to develop evidence-based policies on labour migration

IOM this week (19/03) launched the second in a series of trainings on migration data collection and analysis at Egypt’s Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS). The 10-day training on Building Labour Market and Demographic Scenarios for Egypt and the European Union is being attended by 12 CAPMAS…

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IOM Egypt Opens Migration Health Assessment Centre

The centre, which was opened 16 March, provides services to self-paying Egyptian migrants and refugees going through the resettlement process to five countries: Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States

IOM Egypt opened its migration health assessment centre (MHAC) for the purpose of providing full health assessments to migrants and refugees migrating from Egypt. The centre, which was opened 16 March, provides services to self-paying Egyptian migrants and refugees going through the resettlement process to five countries: Australia, Canada, New…

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Local Economic Development in Sohag, a project of UNIDO with the Ministry of Local Development Funded by Switzerland

UNIDO has been supporting Egypt’s progress towards the achievement of social and economic growth, through the promotion of industrial development for employment generation and environmental sustainability

H. E. the Minister of Local Development, Mr. Hesham el Sherif, along with UNIDO Representative, Giovanna Ceglie and Ambassador Said Hindam, Assistant Foreign Minister as well as the Governor of Sohag Mr. Ayman Abdelmoneim signed the Project “Inclusive and Sustainable Local Economic Development in Upper Egypt – Sohag” in attendance…

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Egyptian Officials Trained on Identifying, Investigating Cases of Human Trafficking, Smuggling

The training focused on victim identification, interviewing techniques, investigation procedures, and crime scene investigation for cases of human trafficking and migrant smuggling under international and Egyptian laws

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) organized a four-day training on migration and human rights in the context of human trafficking and migrant smuggling for 20 law enforcement officials from the Egyptian Ministry of Interior. The training focused on victim identification, interviewing techniques, investigation procedures, and crime scene investigation for…

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Frontline Immigration Officers Roll out Trainings to Fellow Colleagues on Passport Examination Procedures with IOM’s Support

The training and equipment have been funded by the Government of Japan as part of an IOM project: “Strengthening Technical and Operational Practices to Address Irregular Migration at Egyptian Entry and Exit Points”

IOM, in close cooperation with the Egyptian Ministry of Interior (MoI), is organizing five one-week trainings targeting a total of 100 government immigration officials from 05 February 2017 to 09 March 2017 on passport examination procedures in order to support security measures at Egypt’s border entry and exit points. An…

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Finding Women at Work Should Not be this Hard

The campaign consists of three print advertisements where the audience is challenged to find the only woman in different workplace settings including technology, politics, and science

In preparation for International Women’s Day, UN Women Egypt launches new print campaign titled “Finding Her” under the umbrella of UN Women’s global campaign “Planet 50-50 by 2030-Step it Up for Gender Equality” which calls upon governments to make national commitments to address the challenges that are holding women and…

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ESCWA, Arab League Hold Workshop on Outputs of Arab Internet Governance Forum 2020 Initiative's Technical Cooperation Working Group

Topics of discussion include progress made and methodology of work in implementing the AIGF2020 initiative, the results of a AIGF2020 survey, recommendations from the thematic sub-working groups for the development of the AIGF, and the review and finalization of the outcome TCWG report on the AIGF2020 initiative

The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) and the League of Arab States (LAS) today started in Cairo three days of meetings of the Workshop on the Outputs of the AIGF2020 Initiative's Technical Cooperation Working Group (TCWG). The meetings are held at both the United Nations…

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UN Participates in Seminar on Egypt’s Role in World Organization

Cairo University to Launch Research Unit on UN, Peacekeeping

Several heads and officials of United Nations agencies in Egypt today took part in the opening of a seminar organized jointly by the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Faculty of Economics and Political Science (FEPS) at Cairo University on Egypt’s role and contributions to UN bodies and their…

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The Egyptian Foreign Ministry Launches Campaign for United Nations Day

The UN Day celebration will include a campaign on the Ministry’s official website and social media accounts on Facebook and Twitter in both Arabic and English, where the role of Egypt within the United Nations system, since it was one of the founding Member States and had contributed to drafting its charter in 1945

The Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs today launched a campaign to mark the United Nations Day, which is celebrated on this day every year to commemorate the entry of the Organization's Charter into force in 1945, said Spokesperson of the Ministry Counselor Ahmed Abu Zeid. The UN Day celebration will…