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Coronavirus: Joint Press Release by National Coordinating Committee for Combating and Preventing Illegal Migration and Trafficking in Persons, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime and International Organization for Migration - World Day Against Trafficking in Persons: Victims in lock-down

In the Middle East and North Africa, the most common forms of Trafficking in Persons are forced labor (55%), which is closely followed by sexual exploitation (36%)

This year the World Day Against Trafficking in Persons coincides with the persistence of the COVID-19 pandemic that has negatively impacted the entire world, especially the marginalized and vulnerable groups. It has also led to the emergence of new groups affected by the deterioration of economic conditions, making them vulnerable…

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Coronavirus - Africa: One million patients reported as recovered from COVID-19 in WHO’s Eastern Mediterranean Region

Successful treatment of patients requires timely diagnosis and health system capacity to provide treatment, and also protect health care workers and provide sufficient medical supplies

More than one million patients in countries of the Eastern Mediterranean Region have successfully recovered from COVID-19 since the first case was reported on 29 January 2020. “This is a welcome and significantly positive milestone, and reflects the efforts made by countries to protect their populations during these very challenging…

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Coronavirus – Africa: Statement on the Launch of United Nations Policy Brief on the Impact of COVID-19 on Africa

I express my total solidarity with the people and governments of Africa in tackling COVID-19

By The Secretary-General As COVID-19 spreads across the continent, Africa has responded swiftly to the pandemic, and as of now reported cases are lower than feared.  Even so, much hangs in the balance. In recent years Africans have done much to advance the well-being of the continent’s people.  Economic growth…

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Coronavirus - Africa/Eastern Mediterranean: World Hand Hygiene Day - Nurses and midwives, clean care is in your hands!

The COVID-19 global pandemic has highlighted the critical importance of sound hand hygiene practices

World Hand Hygiene Day will be celebrated on 5 May 2020. This year’s campaign theme, “SAVE LIVES: Clean your hands”, aligns with the International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife. The campaign aims to recognize nurses and midwives as front-line heroes who deserve acknowledgement, appreciation and protection, and to…

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Coronavirus - Africa: UN Peacekeepers Must Stay the Course

From the Central African Republic to Lebanon, from Somalia to Mali, our personnel continue to deliver

By Atul Khare, Under-Secretary-General of the UN Department of Operational Support and Jean-Pierre Lacroix, Under-Secretary-General of the UN Department of Peace Operations United Nations peace operations promote stability and security in some of the world’s most dangerous and fragile places. Before the COVID-19 pandemic, overstretched UN peacekeepers—civilian, military,  and police—were a thin blue line…

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Coronavirus - Egypt: The United Nations Resident Coordinator in Egypt “People are at the center in COVID response”

Egypt’s response to COVID-19 has been timely and robust

The COVID-19 pandemic is global. It changes the lives of people across the globe – faster and more profound than any of us had ever imagined. The United Nations is working closely with Governments across the world to respond immediately to human needs: health care, food and nutrition, the continuation…

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International Organization for Migration (IOM) Egypt Hosts Migration Partner Briefing to Present 2019 Migration Overview and its Programmatic Approach for 2020

The purpose of the event was to present an overall analysis of the challenges and opportunities seen throughout the year of 2019 regarding the migrant community in Egypt

 IOM Egypt hosted a Partners Briefing, inviting members of the donor community, in addition to intergovernmental and non-governmental partners, private sector and representatives from the Government of Egypt. The purpose of the event was to present an overall analysis of the challenges and opportunities seen throughout the year of 2019…

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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.…