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GMIS Invitation: Global Manufacturing and Industralisation Summit

Industry 4.0: Boosting employment, innovation and competitiveness in Egyptian manufacturing - 21 March 2019, The American University in Cairo – New Cairo Campus

The UNIDO Regional Office in Egypt, is delighted to invite you to attend The Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit (GMIS) Connect Cairo: Industry 4.0: Boosting Employment, Innovation and Competitiveness in Egyptian Manufacturing , to be held on 21st of March 2019 from 8:30 to 16:00 at the American University in Cairo, New Cairo…

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UNESCO and Egyptian National Commission for Education, Science and Culture (EGNATCOM) joining Forces to Shrink the Online Knowledge Gap on Women in Science and Technology

This event is part of the “#HerStory” and “Wiki4Women” initiatives

 In celebration of International Women’s Day, UN Women in partnership with UNESCO and the Egyptian National Commission for Education, Science and Culture (EGNATCOM) joined forces to enhance the quality of information on women in science and technology, especially on Arabic Wikipedia through an innovative “edit-a-thon” for young men and women…

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Egyptian Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency receives Gender Equality Seal Award

Egypt is also the first country in the Arab region to test the criteria of the gender seal and the second country in the world

The National Council for Women (NCW)in collaboration with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) has announced awarding the Gender Seal Award in the public sector to the Egyptian Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency (MSMEDA) within the framework of starting the process of the Gender Equality Seal Award in…

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Members of Parliament (MPs) from 16 countries gather in Egypt to address the threat of foreign terrorist fighters

The high-level regional conference will focus particularly on the threat posed by foreign terrorist fighters (FTFs)

Parliamentarians from 16 countries in the Middle East and North Africa are meeting in Egypt this week at a high-level regional conference to discuss the role of parliaments in combatting terrorism and violent extremism. The high-level regional conference will focus particularly on the threat posed by foreign terrorist fighters (FTFs). The United…

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United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Egypt and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development collaborate to deliver a two-day Social Impact Management training course

The focus of the course is on the information needed to measure, manage and optimise the positive social and environmental impact of business undertakings

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Egypt, in collaboration with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), are implementing a two-day Social Impact Management training course developed and delivered by Social Value UK, to be held on Feb 12th and 13th, 2019. The focus of the course is on…

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Guterres calls for urgent climate action and increased ambition, as UN Weather Agency confirms record global warming

Middle East and North Africa region faces more extreme weather

In the wake of data released by the United Nations World Meteorological Organization (WMO), showing the past four years were officially the ‘four warmest on record,’ UN Secretary-General António Guterres called for urgent climate action and increased ambition, ahead of his climate summit in September. His reaction on Wednesday came…

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UN Secretary-General presents his priorities for 2019

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres presented his top priorities for 2019 yesterday at the UN headquarters in New York

Despite countless “headwinds” and “ills”, the United Nations has “made a real difference” in 2018 and will need to achieve even more in 2019, as the planet faces “a world of trouble”. That was the New Year message from UN Secretary-General António Guterres on Wednesday, at UN headquarters in New…

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UN Refugee Chief meets Egypt President and Secretary General of the Arab League

The meeting covered several local, regional and global issues in light of Egypt’s role as Chair of the African Union (AU) in 2019

Filippo Grandi, UN High Commissioner for Refugees, met with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi on 14 January during an official two-day visit to Egypt. During the meeting, Mr. Grandi expressed UNHCR’s appreciation for Egypt’s hospitality towards refugees and asylum-seekers, more than 242,000  of whom are registered with UNHCR in Egypt.…

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Egypt hands over chairmanship of largest UN Block of Developing Countries to the State of Palestine

The State of Palestine will therefore be able to participate in General Assembly sessions and conferences as well as other UN conferences

Egypt will hand over the chairmanship of the Group of 77 and China, the largest block of developing countries at the United Nations, to the State of Palestine at a ceremony scheduled to take place today in New York. A resolution drafted by Egypt and adopted by the General Assembly last year,…

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UN High Commissioner for Refugees Wraps Up First Day of Official Visit to Egypt

Egypt hosts more than 242,000 registered refugees and asylum-seekers of 58 different countries

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Mr. Filippo Grandi, began his official two-day visit to the Arab Republic of Egypt on Sunday, 13 January, to discuss the refugee situation in the country and touch on a number of regional and global issues in light of Egypt’s role as Egypt…