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UNIDO’s Egyptian Cotton Project to Pilot Cotton Sustainability Drive.

CAIRO – 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 workers.   “The pilot project’s vision is to …

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THE SECRETARY-GENERAL’S MESSAGE on the international day of women and girls in science 11 February 2019

Skills in science, technology, engineering and math drive innovation and are critical to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. Women and girls are vital in all these areas. Yet they remain woefully under-represented. Gender stereotypes, a lack of visible role models and unsupportive or even hostile policies and environments can keep them from pursuing these careers. The world cannot afford to …

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Guterres congratulates President Al-Sisi as Egypt assumes AU Chairmanship, says UN-AU partnership essential for peace and development

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres joins African leaders convening today for the annual African Union (AU) summit, taking place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, which will see Egypt assume the chairmanship of the African organization. On the margins of the summit, Guterres met with the President of the Arab Republic of Egypt, H.E. Mr. Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi. The Secretary-General congratulated Egypt …

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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 after WMO issued a …

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FAO delivers Two Solar Powered Irrigation Water Lifting stations to the Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation

    Minister of Water Resources and Irrigation: A qualitative leap of modern irrigation methods in Egypt and plans to up-scale the project in cooperation with “FAO” Two operating units covering 120 feddans in Kafr El Dawar     The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) delivered on February 4, the second phase of the solar-powered surface …

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SECRETARY-GENERAL’s MESSAGE on the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation 6 February 2019

Female genital mutilation is an abhorrent human rights violation affecting women and girls around the world. It denies them their dignity, endangers their health and causes needless pain and suffering, even death.   Female genital mutilation is rooted in gender inequalities and power imbalances– and it sustains them by limiting opportunities for girls and women to realize their rights and …

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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 Cairo, 4 February 2019- 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 …

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UN ESCWA Launches Photo Competition on Sustainable Development Goals in the Arab Region

The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) is launching a photo competition to capture sustainable development initiatives across Arab countries and highlight the region’s efforts to reach the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), adopted universally in 2015.   Both amateur and professional photographers of any Arab nationality are invited to participate by submitting up to 20 photos …

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