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  • Saturday, 11 March 2023

In Preparation for the signing of the Framework for Cooperation for Sustainable Development 2023-2027 with the UN, The Ministry of International Cooperation and the UN Office in Egypt are Visiting Development Projects in the Aswan Governorate.

In the context of the of the Partnership Week between the Arab Republic of Egypt and the United Nations in preparation for the signing of the United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework  2023-2027, today H.E. Dr. Rania A, Al-Mashat, Minister of International Cooperation, and Elena Panova, UN Resident Coordinator in Egypt, with the participation of representatives of national entities, and UN programs and agencies, are visiting development programs and projects in Aswan Governorate.

The Ministry of International Cooperation and the United Nations Office in Egypt launched the Partnership Week with two field visits to development programmes and projects in the governorates of Minya and Alexandria to highlight the development impact of joint operations and activities in collaboration with national entities, relevant private sector stakeholders, civil society, research and intellectual institutions, bilateral and multilateral development partners, in order to advance inclusive and sustainable development efforts, in the context of the 2018-2022 partnership, which has worked to support development efforts through 4 key pillars of inclusive economic development, social justice, environmental sustainability and resource management, and women’s empowerment.

The Minister of International Cooperation and the UN Resident Coordinator in Egypt are scheduled to inspect, during their visit to Aswan Governorate, the Investing in Human Capital in Rural Upper Egypt, the Climate Resilience and Food Security via Livelihood Enhancement and Rural Innovation, the National Population Strategy Support Programme in Egypt and what has been implemented in Aswan Governorate, as well as the Nubian Museum Conservation Programme in Aswan.

The visit includes the World Food Programme, the United Nations Population Fund, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization "UNESCO", as well as representatives of the Aswan Governorate, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Health and Population, the Ministry of Social Solidarity, the National Council for Women, the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities, the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, the Ministry of Youth and Sports and the National Committee of UNESCO.

The United Nations is one of the key multilateral development partners of the Government of Egypt. The country has set clear development goals and vision aimed at vulnerable communities. The United Nations and its specialized agencies have been the cornerstone of many joint development strategies and activities due to its extensive experience in all areas of economic, social and environmental development.

Since mid-2021, the Ministry of International Cooperation, and the Office of the UN Resident Coordinator, have begun preparing a roadmap for the launch of the UNSDCF 2023-2027. 

It is worth noting that the Egyptian government has followed several internationally recognized scientific concepts in the preparation and formulation of the country's strategies. The government has followed a unified participatory approach that adopts a unified national vision through the concept of integrated government in the formulation and design of the UNSDCF.

The new partnership sets out 5 priorities to be achieved by 2027, namely enhancing human capital through equal access to superior services, social protection and social justice for all, promoting inclusive sustainable economic development driven by productivity growth, decent jobs, integrating the informal economy, strengthening resilience to climate change and efficient management of natural resources in a sustainable environment, achieving inclusive equity in safe and equitable access to information, in line with a governance framework characterised by transparency, accountability, efficiency, interaction, and inclusive participation of women and girls, and promoting political and economic empowerment.