Source: Government of UK |

COP President visits Egypt and United Arab Emirates to build on momentum from COP26 for global climate action

In his first visits as COP President, Alok Sharma has today [Sunday 16 January 2022] concluded a constructive visit to Egypt and will now travel to the United Arab Emirates, with the countries hosts of COP27 and COP28 respectively

COP President Alok Sharma visits Egypt and UAE, hosts of COP27 and COP28; frst in series of engagements between countries to build on momentum from COP26; expansion of initiative to support promising climate projects also announced by Mr Sharma in Egypt. COP President Alok Sharma has today concluded a constructive…

Source: Government of UK |

Joint statement following the visit of COP26 President to Egypt

Egypt-UK Joint Statement following the meeting between Egypt’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and COP27 President Designate H.E. Sameh Shoukry, Dr. Yasmine Fouad, Egypt’s Minister of Environment and COP27 Ministerial Coordinator and Envoy, and COP26 President Minister Alok Sharma

Following an open and constructive exchange of views on climate change issues, priorities, and areas for collaboration, in the follow-up to COP26 and in preparation for COP27, COP26 President Alok Sharma and COP27 President Designate Sameh Shoukry released the following statement: As the current and incoming UNFCCC COP Presidencies, we…

Source: United Nations In Egypt |

UN in Egypt participates in the launch of the first edition of the "World Art Forum at the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization

The World Art Forum (WAF) reflects the link between contemporary art and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which are in line with Egypt’s 2030 Vision

The World Art Forum (WAF) reflects the link between contemporary art and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which are in line with Egypt’s 2030 Vision; the Forum aims to consolidate the relationship of art in general and contemporary art in particular with the development of a culture that promotes a more sustainable…

Source: United Arab Emirates Ministry of Foreign Affairs & International Cooperation |

Sheikh Shakhbout bin Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan heads UAE delegation at World Youth Forum in Sharm El Sheikh

Egypt held the World Youth Forum for the first time in 2017, featuring young talent and leaders from around the world

Sheikh Shakhbout bin Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of State, headed the UAE’s delegation participating in the World Youth Forum, held under the theme "Back Together", in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt. Sheikh Shakhbout said Egypt’s hosting of the fourth World Youth Forum confirms the significant attention given by the…

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Egypt: No End to Systematic Repression

Human Rights Defenders and Ordinary Citizens Targeted, Harassed, Tortured

 Egypt’s superficial attempts to create an impression of human rights progress failed to disguise the government’s brutal repression of all manner of dissent in 2021, Human Rights Watch said today in its World Report 2022. Despite ending the nationwide state of emergency in October, the government attached emergency decree provisions to other…

Source: Amnesty International |

Egypt: Hopes for justice crushed as court confirms prison term for women’s rights defender

She was arrested in May 2018 after posting a video on her Facebook page in which she spoke about sexual harassment and criticized the Egyptian government for their inaction on the issue

Responding to yesterday’s decision –announced today– by Egypt’s Court of Cassation to confirm its conviction against Amal Fathy, a women’s rights defender who criticised the Egyptian authorities’ failure to protect women from sexual harassment, and sentence her to one year in prison, Philip Luther, Amnesty International’s Middle East and North Africa…

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Egypt: Prominent Rights Group Forced to Close

Immediately Repeal Associations Law

The Arab Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI), long one of Egypt’s leading independent human rights organizations, announced on January 10, 2022, that it was ending operations after nearly 18 years, Human Rights Watch said today. The group cited a series of threats, violent attacks, and arrests by the National Security Agency as…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia |

MFA State Secretary meets the new Ambassadors of the Dominican Republic, Rwanda, and Egypt

The State Secretary congratulated the Ambassadors on their accreditation to Latvia and invited them to make use of the opportunities for promoting bilateral relations with Latvia

On 10 January 2022, the State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Andris Pelšs, welcomed accreditation visits from the Ambassador of the Dominican Republic, Francisco Alberto Caraballo, the Ambassador of the Republic of Rwanda, Olivier Jean Patrick Nduhungirehe, and the Ambassador of the Arab Republic of Egypt, Ahmed Adel…

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‘Keep speaking out’, UN chief urges in message to World Youth Forum

In a video message to the World Youth Forum in Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt, he urged participants to help shape a better world after the crisis

Although everyone has been deeply affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, the impact on young people has been “especially heartbreaking”, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said on Monday.  In a video message to the World Youth Forum in Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt, he urged participants to help shape a better world after the…

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3 African Presidents, 1 Football Star, others emerge winners in the 10th ALM Persons of the Year Award

Winners shall be decorated and presented with honour instruments on February 26th, 2022

The African Leadership Magazine Persons of the Year Awards committee has unveiled the President of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta, as the African Political Leader of the Year 2021; the President of Botswana, Mokgweetsi Masis, as the African Peace & Security Leader of the Year 2021; Egyptian Football Star, Mo Salah, as…