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Education transformation needed for ‘inclusive, just and peaceful world’ – United Nations (UN) chief

The UN chief pointed out that education is fast becoming “a great divider”, noting that some 70 per cent of 10-year-olds in poor countries are unable to read and are “barely learning”

Education has been Secretary-General António Guterres’ “guide and touchstone,” he said on Monday, the final day of the Transforming Education Summit, warning that it is in “a deep crisis”. “I regard myself as a lifelong student…Without education, where would I be? Where would any of us be?”, he asked those gathered in the…

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Bassant Hemida named ambassador for United Nations (UN) initiative Shabab Balad

Shabab Balad was successfully launched during the World Youth Forum held in Sharm El-Sheikh last January under the auspices of His Excellency President Abdel Fattah Sisi

The gold winner Egyptian sprinter Bassant Hemida was appointed as an ambassador for the UN global initiative Generation Unlimited (Genu) in Egypt, Shabab Balad, which is a multi-lateral platform aiming to unite efforts and direct investments for the benefit of the youth in Egypt and moving them from learning to…

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UNAIDS calls for urgent global action as progress against HIV falters

New UN data released on Wednesday showed that the decline in new HIV infections which can lead to full-blown AIDS has slowed

Globally, the number of new infections dropped by only 3.6 percent between 2020 and 2021, the smallest annual decline in new HIV infections since 2016, said UNAIDS. The agency warned that progress in prevention and treatment has faltered worldwide, putting millions of lives at risk. “In 2021, there were 1.5 million new…

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Government of Egypt and UN hold second meeting of Joint Platform for Migrants and Refugees in Egypt

The meeting was part of the work of the Government and UN Joint Platform for Migrants and Refugees launched in November 2021 with the aim of enhancing coordination, ensuring better delivery, and mobilizing resources to realize sustainable development gains for migrants, refugees, asylum seekers and their host communities

On Monday 4 July 2022, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Arab Republic of Egypt and the United Nations in Egypt held the second meeting of the Joint Platform for Migrants and Refugees in Egypt. The meeting, hosted at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, focused on enhancing education and health services…

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UN-Habitat, ESCWA highlight the importance of data collection and monitoring in improving the resilience of Arab cities

UN-habitat is currently leading the drive for VLRs in the Arab region in partnership with ESCWA, UCLG-MEWA, and ATO

Experts in urban development stressed the importance of data collection and monitoring, including Voluntary Local Reviews (VLRs), in improving local governance, identifying development opportunities, and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) localization, during a session organized by UN-Habitat in cooperation with United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), Middle…

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UN-Habitat, UNEP builds the capacity of Arab experts on Urban Ecosystem-based Adaptation

The training aims to enable the experts working on adaption to effectively integrate the use of ecosystem services and biodiversity into the overall adaptation strategies in their respective countries

UN-Habitat Regional Office for Arab States launched a training course on Urban Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) designed in collaboration with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), targeting government officials and adaptation experts in the Middle East and North Africa. The overall objective of the training, which took place in the last week of May in Jordan, is to provide…

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The Secretary General -- Message on the International Day for Biological Diversity

Biodiversity is essential for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, ending the existential threat of climate change, halting land degradation, building food security and supporting advances in human health

To achieve a sustainable future for all, we need to act urgently to protect biodiversity, the web of life that connects and supports us all.  We must end our senseless and destructive war against nature.  The rate of species loss is tens to hundreds of times higher than the average…

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Egypt: Ministry of International Cooperation, United Nations Hold Consultative Meetings with Civil Society, the Private Sector, and Academia to Develop the United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework 2

Tackling development challenges requires an “all-hands-on-deck” effort that leverages the comparative advantage of every stakeholder

Inspiring collective action around the open-ended consultative process for the United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework 2023-2027, the Ministry of Cooperation launched the second round of consultative meetings with other key stakeholders from the private sector, civil society, development partners, think tanks and academia, to put forward a common agenda…

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UN-Habitat, ICLEI discuss nature-based solutions during MENA Climate Week

The session included discussions on the multi-functionality and socio-economic benefits of urban nature-based solutions

UN-Habitat Regional Office for the Arab States joined forces with ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability on Tuesday, 29 March and discussed how nature-based solutions can build climate resilience in cities of the MENA region. The hybrid session, organized by UN-Habitat, in cooperation with ICLEI, was part of the first-ever…

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IOM Egypt and NCCPIM&TIP Launches Capacity Building Workshops for Media Professionals and Journalists on “Combating Smuggling of Migrants and Trafficking in Persons”

The workshop aims at enhancing journalists’ capacities on combatting smuggling and trafficking in persons

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Egypt, in cooperation with the ‘National Coordinating Committee for Combatting and Preventing Illegal Migration and Trafficking in Persons (NCCPIM&TIP)’, has launched a series of two workshops on “Capacity Building for Media Professionals and Journalists on Combating Smuggling of Migrants and Trafficking in Persons”…