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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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    • “Taking her to the factory as a little girl, I had no learning objectives. I was just a proud dad enjoying more quality time with my child. I am glad she learned many things that made her what she is today.”
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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…

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On the Zero Discrimination Day, UNAIDS launches “A society free of Discrimination” campaign

The main aim of the campaign is to shed light on the stigma and discrimination faced by people living with HIV in Egypt and it’s consequences

UNAIDS commemorates the Zero Discrimination Day under the theme “A society free of discrimination”, which is globally celebrated on March 1st of every year. The aim of the day is to call upon people everywhere in the world to affirm the universal right to live a life free of stigma…

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The United Nations Industrial Development Organization’s (UNIDO) Egyptian Cotton Project to Pilot Cotton Sustainability Drive

The United Nations Industrial Development Organization, under the framework of The Egyptian Cotton Project, has launched Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) pilot project in Egypt; supporting Cotton Egypt Association’s Egyptian Cotton branding, as part of a renewed drive to increase product sustainability and improve conditions for the Egyptian Cotton supply chain…

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Egypt Network for Integrated Development 6th annual conference focuses on clusters to stimulate economic development

This year's conference will focus on clusters as an effective model for stimulating economic development and employment generation in Egypt’s South

Under the auspices of H.E. Dr. Mostafa Madbouly, Egyptian Prime Minister, The Egypt Network for Integrated Development "ENID" holds its sixth annual conference titled “"Clusters and Economic Development in the South" on the 14th and 15th of February at the Jolie Ville Kings Island Hotel in Luxor. This year's conference will…

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The Secretary-General’s Message on the occasion of World Radio Day 13 February 2019

Even in today’s world of digital communications, radio reaches more people than any other media platform

By UN Secretary-General Even in today’s world of digital communications, radio reaches more people than any other media platform. It conveys vital information and raises awareness on important issues. And it is a personal, interactive platform where people can air their views, concerns, and grievances. Radio can create a community.…

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UK - UNICEF Partnership to support Education Reform in Egypt

A three-year project (GBP 12 million) agreed among the Government of Egypt, Foreign Commonwealth Office (FCO) and UNICEF

In an official ceremony on Sunday, February 4, the Egyptian Minister of Education and Technical Education, Professor Dr. Tarek Shawky; the British Ambassador to Egypt, Sir Geoffrey Adams; and UNICEF Representative in Egypt, Bruno Maes, launched a three-year project agreement titled “Integrated Education Services for Vulnerable and Marginalised Children in Egypt”. The…