Latest news and Statements

WHO Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean’s Message on World Malaria Day 25 April 2019

Malaria-endemic countries of the Eastern Mediterranean Region have made significant progress. Malaria cases and deaths in the Region fell by more than 60% between 2000 and 2015, thanks to increased coverage of malaria control interventions. In the same period, the United Arab Emirates and Morocco were certified free from malaria, while Egypt and Oman are preparing for certification of malaria-free …

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The Secretary-General’s Message on the International Day of Multilateralism and Diplomacy for Peace 24 April 2019

    This first observance of the International Day of Multilateralism and Diplomacy for Peace underscores the value of international cooperation for the common good.  For nearly 75 years, the multilateral arrangements established after the Second World War have saved lives, expanded economic and social progress, upheld human rights and, not least, helped to prevent a third descent into global …

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New UN-Habitat Regional Office for Arab States and Egypt country office Inaugurated

Cairo, Egypt, 22 April 2019 – H.E. Assem Al-Jazzar, Minister of Housing, Utilities and Urban Communities, officially inaugurated the United Nations Human Settlements Program (UN-Habitat) Regional Office for Arab states and Egypt country office. UN-Habitat Regional Office for Arab States (ROAS), established in 2011, and generously hosted by the Arabic Republic of Egypt, has a mandate to provide policy advice, …

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UN Condemns Attack against MINUSMA Convoy that Killed Egyptian Peacekeeper 

Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General    The Secretary-General condemns this morning’s Improvised Explosive Device (IED) attack against a MINUSMA convoy en route between Douentza and Boni, in the Mopti region.  A peacekeeper from Egypt was killed and four were wounded. MINUSMA peacekeepers responded, killing an assailant and apprehending eight others.   The Secretary-General expresses his deepest condolences …

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21 teams compete in Egypt’s 2030 Hackathon to achieve Zero Hunger and Gender Equality

  Cairo | April 17th, 2019 – The United Nations Egypt in partnership with the Ministry of Social Solidarity, RiseUp, and PepsiCo are organizing a three-day Hackathon where 21 teams of youth aged between 18-29 will compete to offer innovative digital solutions designed to tackle two of Egypt’s national development priorities and Sustainable Development Goals, Zero Hunger and Gender Equality. …

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UNHCR, WHO Commend Egypt’s Inclusion of Refugees in “100 Million Seha”

  Cairo (9 April 2019) – UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and WHO, the World Health Organization, commend Egypt’s extension of the “100 Million Seha” campaign to include refugees and asylum-seekers in Egypt in the new phase.  The “100 Million Seha” campaign, which kicked off at a national scale in October 2018 under the auspices of President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, …

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UN Deputy Secretary-General calls for a transformation of the organization to empower those furthest behind

    Beirut, 8 April 2019 (ESCWA)–Ensuring the United Nations Development System is able to respond to the needs of member States to implement the ambitious 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development was at the core of the agenda of a high-level gathering in Beirut, Lebanon where the UN Deputy Secretary-General, Amina Mohammed addressed members of United Nations regional agencies, the …

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THE SECRETARY-GENERAL’S MESSAGE ON WORLD HEALTH DAY  7 April 2019

  This World Health Day focuses on universal health coverage and the crucial role primary health care plays in making such coverage a reality.   Half the world’s population is still unable to obtain the essential health services they need.  Universal Health Coverage is about changing this and ensuring equitable access to health services for all, without people experiencing financial …

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Major New UN Report Calls for Overhaul of Global Financial System

  NEW YORK, 4 April 2019 – Sixty-plus international organizations, led by the United Nations and including the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank Group and World Trade Organization, jointly sounded the alarm Thursday in a new report, warning that unless national and international financial systems are revamped, the world’s governments will fail to keep their promises on such critical …

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