Activities and Events

UNFPA calls for protection of women and adolescent girls in northeastern Syria and end to hostilities

Cairo, 15 October 2019 – “UNFPA is extremely concerned about the current situation in northeastern Syria,” said Dr. Natalia Kanem, Executive Director of the United Nations Population Fund. “The military operation poses significant protection risks for civilians, particularly women and girls, and serious risks and limitations to humanitarian actors,” she said. UNFPA calls for an end to hostilities and unimpeded …

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“Between Two Seas” in Cinemas this Wednesday

Cairo, 14 October 2019 – The filmmakers of “Between Two Seas” began the countdown to release the film in theaters on Wednesday, October 16th. The film is the product of a joint collaboration between the National Council for Women, UN Women, Axeer and development partners. “Between Two Seas” is written by Mariam Naoum, directed by Anas Tolba, screenplay by Amani …

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MESSAGE FOR THE INTERNATIONAL DAY OF RURAL WOMEN: RURAL WOMEN AND GIRLS BUILDING CLIMATE RESILIENCE

15 October 2019 Rural women represent the backbone of many communities, but they continue to face obstacles that prevent them from realizing their potential. The devastating impacts of climate change add to their hardship.   Almost a third of women’s employment worldwide is in agriculture. Women cultivate land, collect food, water and essential fuels, and sustain entire households, but lack …

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THE SECRETARY-GENERAL MESSAGE FOR THE INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR DISASTER RISK REDUCTION -13 October 2019

Throughout my life, I have visited many communities affected by extreme weather events and other natural hazards.   From the South Pacific to Mozambique to the Caribbean and beyond, I have seen the devastating and life-changing impact of the climate emergency on vulnerable communities.   Disasters inflict horrendous suffering and can wipe out decades of development gains in an instant. …

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MESSAGE ON INTERNATIONAL DAY OF THE GIRL CHILD

11 October 2019 Today, more than 1 billion girls younger than 18 are poised to take on the future. Every day, they are challenging stereotypes and breaking barriers. Girls are organizing and leading movements to tackle issues such as child marriage, education inequality, violence and the climate crisis. As the theme of this year’s observance underscores, they are proving to be unscripted …

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THE SECRETARY- GENERAL — MESSAGE ON INTERNATIONAL DAY OF NON-VIOLENCE

2 October 2019   This International Day of Non-Violence marks the 150th anniversary of the birth of Mahatma Gandhi, the renowned global icon of peace. His vision continues to resonate across the world, including through the work of the United Nations for mutual understanding, equality, sustainable development, the empowerment of young people, and the peaceful resolution of disputes.   In …

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UN Agencies launched Multi-Country Joint Programme to improve Health, Wellbeing and Protection of People on the Move and Host Communities

Cairo, Egypt, 30 September 2019 – United Nations Agencies launched today a Multi-Country Joint Programme for “Improving Health, Wellbeing and Protection of People on the Move and Host Communities”. The programme aims to help improve the health, well-being and protection of individuals and communities, in particular those of women and youth in nine countries of the MENA Region: Algeria, Egypt, …

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The Launch of the Third Phase of “Awladna” National Campaign to End Violence Against Children

CAIRO, 29 September 2019 – Today, under the auspices of the National Council for Childhood and Motherhood (NCCM) the third phase of the National Campaign “Awladna” to protect children from violence was launched in partnership with the Ministry of Education and Technical Education in cooperation with UNICEF, and with funding from the European Union (EU). The multimedia campaign aims to …

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