Activities and Events

Egypt and the United Nations Celebrate a Successful Partnership of 73 Years

24 October 2018 – The United Nations in Egypt in cooperation with the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, organized a ceremony under the slogan “United for a Sustainable Future” at the Opera house in Cairo yesterday. The celebration was on occasion of United Nations Day which is held on October 24th every year to mark the anniversary of the entry …

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UN Resident Coordinator Remarks on the United Nations Day

Remarks of UN Resident Coordinator Richard Dictus on the United Nations Day celebration in the Opera House in Cairo 24 October 2018  Excellencies, ladies and gentlemen,  It is an honour to be here today with H.E. Ambassador Ihab Fawzi, Assistant Foreign Minister for Multilateral Affairs and International Security, to commemorate United Nations (UN) Day. UN Day 2018 marks the 73rd …

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THE SECRETARY-GENERAL MESSAGE ON THE INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR THE ERADICATION OF POVERTY

Twenty-five years ago, the world commemorated the first International Day for the Eradication of Poverty.  Since then, nearly 1 billion people have escaped poverty, thanks to political leadership, inclusive economic development and international cooperation. However, many are still being left behind. Over 700 million people are unable to meet their basic daily needs.  Many live in situations of conflict and …

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FAO and the Ministry of Agriculture mark World Food Day 2018 under the slogan “our actions are our future”

The Ministry of Agriculture and Land Reclamation and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) today marked the World Food Day (WFD), celebrated this year under the theme “our actions are our future: a #Zero_Hunger world by 2030 is possible”. Celebrations this year highlight the importance of unified actions to address hunger and malnutrition with a view …

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The Secretary-General message for World Mental Health Day

Health encompasses both physical and mental well-being. Yet for too long, mental health has been mostly an afterthought, despite its overwhelming impacts on communities and young people, everywhere. This year’s World Mental Health Day focuses on young people. One in five young people will experience a mental health problem this year. Half of all mental health conditions start by the …

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WFP and UN Women give Egyptian students the tools to shrink the online knowledge gap on gender and food security

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) are supporting local efforts to enhance the quality of information on women and food security issues on Arabic Wikipedia through an innovative workshop for university students in partnership with Assiut University. More than 200 students from different universities …

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On International Day of Non-Violence, UN chief calls for world to follow Gandhi’s example

(Originally posted on UN News website) United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has called on the world to follow the “enduring vision and wisdom of Mahatma Gandhi” on the International Day of Non-Violence, which falls on 2 October – the birthday of the iconic leader who led India to independence, and inspired civil rights movements across the globe. In his message for the day, …

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UNIDO’s Egyptian Cotton Project to hold first “Cotton Harvest Day” in Damietta Governorate

Under the framework of ‘The Egyptian Cotton Project’, UNIDO will hold “The Cotton Harvest Day” for the first time in Damietta Governorate on 30th September, 2018. The harvest day celebrates the first cycle of successful conventional and organic cotton cultivation, resulting in premium quality long staple and extra-long staple Egyptian cotton. The harvest day will present a series of demonstrative …

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The Arab Region to celebrate ITU-UNESCO Digital Inclusion Week

From 23 to 28 September, the UNESCO Cairo Office and ITU is organizing the first ITU-UNESCO Regional Digital Inclusion Week for Arab States. This initiative has attracted the interest and support of a range of governmental, intergovernmental, private sector and civil society partners.   This Week is organized in the framework of UNESCO’s International Day for Universal Access to Information …

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