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Between Two Seas” in Cinemas this Wednesday

The film highlights the various societal issues facing women, especially in rural areas

The filmmakers of “Between Two Seas” began the countdown to release the film in theaters on Wednesday, October 16th. The film is the product of a joint collaboration between the National Council for Women, UN Women, Axeer and development partners. “Between Two Seas” is written by Mariam Naoum, directed by…

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United Nations’ International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) opens regional office in Egypt, providing rural development support to seven countries in the region

The IFAD new regional office covers Djibouti, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Sudan, Syria and Yemen, some of which suffer from conflicts, poverty and food insecurity

The United Nations’ International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) opened a regional office in Cairo today that will serve as a strategic rural development center for its work to reduce poverty, empower women and youth, and create employment opportunities in seven countries across the region, IFAD’s President Gilbert F. Houngbo…

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ITU-UNESCO and the AUC to join forces in promoting “Health, Education and Big Data for enhancing wellbeing” in Tech Talk Event on 24 September 2019

The Week contributes to enlarging the space for participation and enhancing individual and societal well-being.

The Digital Inclusion Tech-Talks is a TED-style event organized by ITU, UNESCO and AUC as part of the 2019 Digital Inclusion Week for the Arab States. The 2019 Health Exhibition and Tech-Talks will be held on 24 September at the Centennial Campus of the America University in Cairo’s Tahir Square…

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UNHCR and The British Embassy supporting solidarity with refugees on World Refugee Day

Egypt is currently a host to more than 247,000 registered refugees and asylum-seekers from 56 different nationalities

On the occasion of World Refugee Day, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency and the British Embassy joined forces to honour the achievements and resilience of refugees and asylum-seekers in a reception at the British Ambassador’s residence on Wednesday. The attendees included Egyptian government officials, representatives of donor countries, the diplomatic…

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African Youth Innovation Camp: 21-25 of June, ISIS Hotel, Aswan

Located at the far edge of Upper Egypt, Aswan is the closest Egyptian city to Africa

With Aswan declared as the 2019 Capital for African Youth by H.E Abdelfatah El Sisi President of the Arab Republic of Egypt, this unique, historic city will be hosting the African Youth Innovation Camp 2019. Located at the far edge of Upper Egypt, Aswan is the closest Egyptian city to…

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UN Secretary-General to commemorate fallen peacekeepers, Captain Mbaye Diagne Medal for Exceptional Courage to be awarded for the first time since inaugural medal

2 fallen peacekeepers from Egypt among those to be honoured at UN Headquarters

UN Headquarters will observe the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers on Friday, 24 May 2019. Secretary-General António Guterres will lay a wreath to honour all UN peacekeepers who have lost their lives since 1948 and will preside over a ceremony at which the Dag Hammarskjöld Medal will be awarded…

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FAO and Ministry of Agriculture Formulating Future Scenarios 2050 of Livestock Production Systems

The objectives of the workshop were to formulate with the participants different future scenarios towards 2050

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in collaboration with Ministry of Agriculture and Land Reclamation (MoALR) conducted a three-day technical workshop to formulate livestock development scenarios 2050 in Egypt under the Africa Sustainable Livestock 2050 (ASL 2050) project, funded by The United States Agency for International Development (USAID).…

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Canada and WFP support social inclusion of Syrian refugees in Egypt through education

With a generous contribution from Canada, of 10 million Canadian dollars, WFP started this project to support access to education for Egyptians and Syrians alike

The Ambassador of Canada to Egypt and the World Food Programme’s (WFP) Deputy Country Director visited today one of the schools of their joint school feeding project that has assisted over 1 million Egyptian and Syrian students over the past 4 years. With a generous contribution from Canada, of 10…

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Breaking Gender Norms from the Nile to the Red Sea

Many girls are deprived of an education and discouraged from leaving their hometowns to pursue their studies or careers

Donia Zakareya, 24, is a Nubian girl who was born in Qena, a city on the Nile just a few kilometers north of Luxor, in the Valley of the Kings. This region, known as Upper Egypt, is located along the Nile River in the southern part of the country. Though the…

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World Food Programme (WFP) and Ministry of Education transform community schools in Egypt

World Food Programme (WFP) and the Ministry have provided over 1,800 computer tablets to community schools (one per school) in remote rural areas in eight governorates in Upper Egypt

The Ministry of Education (MOE) in Egypt and the World Food Programme (WFP) are introducing new digital tools and technology in community schools to help reduce the technology gap between children in schools in rural areas and their more privileged peers in the formal education system.   WFP and the Ministry…