Appeals & Response Plans
- Egypt: Floods - Oct 2016
- Syria/Iraq: Polio Outbreak - Oct 2013
- Egypt: Floods - Jan 2010
- Influenza A (H1N1) Pandemic - Apr 2009
- Egypt: Landslide - Sep 2008
- Locusts - Aug 2004
- Egypt: Floods - Nov 1994
- Sudan/Egypt: Earthquakes - Aug 1993
- Egypt: Earthquake - Oct 1992
- Egypt: Floods Due To Canal Collapse - Dec 1991
Maps & Infographics
Most read reports
- ACLED Regional Overview – Africa (11 December 2018)
- UNHCR Egypt Monthly Statistical Report as of 30 November 2018
- Children, HIV and AIDS: Regional snapshot - Middle East and North Africa (December 2018)
- ACLED Regional Overview – Africa (16 October 2018)
- Simulation exercise puts global pandemic readiness to the test
This week in Beirut, UN Women and the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia launched a regional project to estimate the cost of violence against women as an instrument for policy reform and advocacy.
Date: Tuesday, October 10, 2017
One-quarter of men in Middle East and North Africa support gender equality
The first-ever study on men and masculinity in the Middle East and North Africa by UN Women and Promundo surveyed 10,000 men across Egypt, Morocco, Lebanon and Palestine. While unequal attitudes dominate, a significant minority support some forms of equality between men and women, especially if they saw their fathers doing the same.
Fund for Gender Equality’s global grant-making portfolio hits 80 Countries in six years
Date: 16 December 2015
Oisika Chakrabarti: oisika.chakrabarti[a]unwomen.org
Sharon Grobeisen: sharon.grobeisen[at]unwomen.org
The United Nations in Egypt commends the new anti-sexual harassment law and calls on the Egyptian authorities to ensure its enforcement for the protection of women and girls
Focus is on initiatives with high impact on women’s political and economic empowerment.
United Nations, New York - At a high-level event at the Commission on the Status of Women in New York, Michelle Bachelet, Under-Secretary-General and UN Women Executive Director, issued a new call for proposals for UN Women’s Fund for Gender Equality from organizations working to advance economic and political empowerment in Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean, and Europe and Central Asia.
Posted on February 9 2012 | Stories from the Field
It has been one year since a wave of political change set Egypt on a challenging but promising path to reform. Yet, while women played a crucial role in bringing the transition about, many feel that they are yet to fully benefit from it.
Many women ran as candidates in the 2011-2012 parliamentary elections, yet just nine were elected and two appointed — which makes up 2 percent of the People’s Assembly. Women’s voices have also been largely absent from the process of redrafting the constitution.
Statement of United Nations’ Under-Secretary- General on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment and Executive Director of UN Women, Michelle Bachelet on “Women’s Political and Civil Rights in Egypt” New York, Wednesday, 21 December 2011.
UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet travelled to Cairo, Egypt, in mid-October to celebrate the historic launch of the Egyptian Women’s Union and to meet with women’s advocates from Libya.
The union comprises 500 non-governmental women’s organizations (NGOs), and will focus initially on mobilizing five million women voters in the upcoming parliamentary and presidential elections, and constitutional referendum. It will also advocate for changing party agendas to include women.
Media Contact: Oisika Chakrabarti, Media Specialist,
oisika.chakrabarti[at]unwomen.org, +1 646 781-4522.
High impact political and economic empowerment programmes sought, grantees to be announced in December; other regions to follow