Egypt joined the UN upon its creation in 1945 and has a long tradition of engagement and cooperation with the UN, its main bodies, the Specialized Agencies as well as its Funds and Programs. Ever since, the United Nations’ relationship with Egypt has grown stronger. Today, 35 resident and non-resident UN agencies, employing hundreds of staff, across all disciplines, compose Egypt’s United Nations’ family.
The United Nations in Egypt is committed to ensure a high quality of life for all women, men, boys and girls living in Egypt by developing national capacity and building strong partnerships with the Government, civil society, the private sector, academia, think tanks, media and other national and international development partners.
The United Nations in Egypt advocates for change and provides evidence-based policy and direct support that promotes human rights, justice, equity and prosperity within a sustainable environment.
The UN Country Team (UNCT) members coordinate the delivery of their programs with the Egyptian counterparts and each other under the leadership of the UN Resident Coordinator.
United Nations System in Egypt:
- International Civil Aviation Organization( ICAO Regional Office)
- International Labor Organization ( ILO Reginal Office)
- International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR Regional Office)
- International Telecommunication Union( ITU Regional Office)
- Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS( UNAIDS)
- The UN’s refugee agency (UNHCR)
- United Nations Children Fund( UNICEF)
- United Nations Women (UNWOMEN)
- United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
- United Nations Industrial Development Organization( UNIDO Regional Office)
- United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC Regional Office)
- United Nations Population Fund( UNFPA)
- United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees( UNRWA)
- United Nations Truce Supervision Organization/ Observer Group Egypt( UNTSO)
- United Nations Volunteers( UNV)
- Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO Regional Office for the Near East and North Africa)