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Global UN Report shows remarkable decline in cases of trafficking in persons in Egypt

The number of reported cases of trafficking in the form of sexual exploitation dropped to zero in 2017, compared to 34 cases in 2014

Egypt witnessed a remarkable decline in the cases of trafficking in persons detected in 2017, compared to cases reported in 2014, according to a report released on Monday, 7 January, by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). Only 23 cases of trafficking in persons have been recorded…

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UN Women in Egypt Encourages Inclusiveness and Diversity to Empower Women in All Fields

UN Women in Egypt praises the achievements of Rahma Khaled; the first Egyptian television host with Down Syndrome

In line with UN Women’s recent global strategy entitled “The Empowerment of Women and Girls with Disabilities: Towards Full and Effective Participation and Gender Equality”, UN Women in Egypt encourages inclusiveness and diversity of women in all fields.  This strategy aims at ensuring a more systematic approach to strengthen the inclusion of…

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Head of the UN Office of Counter-Terrorism participates in the Aqaba Process meeting on East Africa

The Aqaba Process was launched by His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan in 2015

The Head of the United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism (UNOCT), the Under-Secretary-General Vladimir Voronkov has concluded a visit to Jordan to participate in the Aqaba Process meeting on East Africa. The Aqaba Process was launched by His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan in 2015 to comprehensively address interconnected counter-terrorism…

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UN Women Egypt Commemorates the Launch of 16 Days of Activism to End Gender-Based Violence

The 16 days of activism is an international campaign, linked with the UN Secretary General’s UNiTE campaign, which starts on 25 November

United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) in Egypt in collaboration with the National Council for Women (NCW) hosted an event on 25 November, the international day for the elimination of violence against women, at the Mena House hotel to mark the launch of…

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The Secretary-General — Message on World Food Day 16 October 2018

On World Food Day, let us commit to a world without hunger — a world in which every person has access to a healthy, nutritious diet

In our world of plenty, one person in nine does not have enough to eat. About 820 million people still suffer from hunger. Most of them are women. Some 155 million children are chronically malnourished and may endure the effects of stunting for their entire lives.  And hunger causes almost…

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Media Advisory: The regional launch of the State of the World’s Volunteerism Report 2018

The Thread that Binds: A Conversation on Volunteerism and Resilience in Arab States

WHEN: 21th October 2018, 6:00 – 7:30 pm WHERE: WHO Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean, WHO Street, Extension of Abdel Razak El-Sanhouri Street, Nasr City, Cairo, Egypt The State of the World’s Volunteerism Report 2018 (SWVR) places a spotlight on the relationship between resilient communities and volunteerism, finding that…

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Reminder - Media Invitation: Award Ceremony for Hanaa Helmy, CEO of the EFG Hermes Foundation and Head of CSR for her selection as one of ten worldwide 2018 Sustainable Development Goals pioneers

The ceremony will start with a press conference by Mrs. Helmy and Mr. Muhammad Al-Fouly, Executive Director, Board Member of Global Compact Network Egypt

The UN Global Compact Network Egypt, the United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) and EFG Hermes are pleased to invite you to a ceremony honouring Mrs. Hanaa Helmy, Chief Executive Officer of the EFG Hermes Foundation and head of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) for her selection as one of ten ‘2018…

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Egypt: The Food and Agriculture organization (FAO) and Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) Hold a Workshop on “Transforming Food and Agriculture to Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)"

Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) has recently released the first national statistics report on sustainable development indicators 2030, which monitors the current status of indicators that that have data

The Food and Agriculture organization of the United Nations (FAO) in Egypt and the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS), with the participation of the relevant ministries, held yesterday an awareness-raising workshop on Transforming Food and Agriculture to Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) from 24 to 26 June…

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The United Nations in Egypt Commends the National Efforts for the Advancement of Egyptian Women

UN in Egypt applauds the decisions taken by the Government of Egypt, starting with the inauguration of the “Year of Egyptian Women” in early 2017

On the occasion of the International Women’s Day (IWD), the United Nations (UN) in Egypt commends the national efforts and the strong political will to advance the status of Egyptian women. Reiterating the UN Secretary-General’s message for IWD, the UN will continue to support women around the world in addressing…

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Head of the UN Office of Counter-Terrorism concludes visit to Egypt

Under-Secretary-General Vladimir Voronkov commended Egypt’s leadership during its recent Chairmanship of the United Nations Security Council Counter Terrorism Committee

Under-Secretary-General Vladimir Voronkov, Head of the United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism (UNOCT) concluded today a three-day visit to Cairo at the invitation of the Government of the Arab Republic of Egypt. During the visit, Mr. Voronkov met with General Magdy Abdel Ghaffar, Minister of Interior; Ambassador Ihab Fawzi, Assistant Minister…