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Egypt renews call for nuclear weapon-free zone in Middle East

Ambassador Osama Abdel Khalek, Egypt’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York, participated in the second session of the Conference on the establishment of the nuclear-weapon-free zone and all other weapons of mass destruction in the Middle East held in New York.

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Egypt: UNDP Report Whitewashes Human Rights Violations

The United Nations Development Program’s (UNDP) September 2021 Egypt Human Development Report includes false and misleading claims, Amnesty International, the Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies, and Human Rights Watch said today. Many of these claims appear aimed at whitewashing grave violations of international human rights law committed by the …

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Egypt’s treatment of refugees in question as Cairo deports Eritreans

EgyptAir flight MS833 took off from Cairo on Oct. 31 at 10:40 p.m., heading for Asmara, the capital of Eritrea. On board the plane were eight Eritrean refugees of the same family and between the ages of three and 70 who, despite the risk of being detained, ill-treated and tortured …

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UN human development report on Egypt criticized for overlooking human rights concerns

Three prominent human rights organizations are preparing to address the administrator of the United Nations Development Program, Achim Steiner, to protest the contents of the body’s recent human development report on Egypt, which they say overlooks human rights concerns in Egypt, a source at one of the groups told Mada …

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Egypt’s Sisi Calls for International Community to Support Africa’s Climate Action at COP26 Conference

Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi gave a speech at the 2021 COP26 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, Scotland, UK, on 1 November, calling for the international community to support Africa’s climate change concerns and address their green financing challenge.

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Egypt at COP26: What shapes Egypt’s agenda in fraught global climate talks?

An Egyptian delegation is in Glasgow with President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi at its head to participate in this year’s United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP26, which launched on Sunday with representatives of 197 countries coming together for 12 days to discuss global action on climate change.

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