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The largest global conference on urbanization to meet for first time in Arab region

Some 50 Mayors and Governors have confirmed their attendance so far from cities in Africa, Europe, Asia and North and South America

Policy makers, mayors, academics, business people, community leaders, artists and urban planners are among the thousands of participants attending the world’s leading conference on urbanization, the World Urban Forum, in Abu Dhabi next month. It will be the first time that the World Urban Forum, which is convened by the…

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Invitation: Opening ceremony of the second International Forum on Migration Statistics (IFMS)

High-level speakers will participate in the opening sessions

The International Organization for Migration (IOM), in collaboration with the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), and the United Nation’s Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA) cordially invite you to the opening ceremony of the second International Forum on Migration Statistics (IFMS). Where: InterContinental Citystars Hotel, Cairo,…

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Twelfth round of the Destination Egypt 2030 activities in Beni Suef

The activities kicked off on Thursday 5 December with capacity building workshops, including an interactive theater performance

The European Union and the Ministry of Youth and Sports took the twelfth round of the Destination Egypt 2030 activities to the governorate of Beni Suef on December 5 – 7 with the cooperation of the General Department of Sports Tourism, Sport and Youth Directorate in Beni Suef and Etijah.…

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On UN Day, Egypt and the United Nations celebrate 74 years of successful partnerships

Egypt is a founding member of the United Nations, one of the major troop-contributing countries to the UN Peacekeeping

The United Nations in Egypt and the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, co-organized a ceremony today at the Diplomatic Club in Cairo under the theme “United for a Sustainable Future”. The annual commemoration held on October 24th celebrates everything that the UN represents and has achieved since its establishment in 1945. This year’s celebration…

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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…