Egypt concludes consultations with UN on strategic partnership framework 2023/27

Doaa A.Moneim , Wednesday 9 Feb 2022

Egypt's Ministry of International Cooperation launched on Tuesday a high-level consultative meeting on the strategic partnership framework with the United Nations (UN) for 2023-2027, which marks the conclusion of the consultations stage.


The meeting was attended by the Ministers of Water Resources and Irrigation, Tourism and Antiquities, Supply and Internal Trade, Education, Local Development, Youths and Sports, and Social Solidarity, in addition to the presidents of the National Council for Women, the National Council for Human Rights, the Authority for the Suez Canal Zone, and others.

Since mid-2021, the Ministry of International Cooperation has organised a number of national consultative meetings with the participation of the UN to integrate the priorities of development partners with Egypt’s 2030 Vision, taking into account the national strategies that have been recently launched, including the National strategy for Human Rights and the Decent Life Presidential Initiative.

The UN carries out over 400 activities that affect 1.4 million beneficiaries in the participating villages of the initiative, as it considers it a significant opportunity to achieve the 2030 sustainable development goals (SDGs).

According to Minister of International Cooperation Rania Al-Mashat, the UN strategic partnership with Egypt is ready to be discussed by the House of Representatives to obtain its approval.

She added that working groups will be formed and financing plans will be developed before reaching the final version of this framework.

In May 2021, the ministry launched a national consultation process, which included around 30 national bodies from ministries along with the UN office and 28 of its affiliated agencies and programmes in Egypt in order to monitor and identify the strategic and sectoral development priorities of the Egyptian state.

The strategic partnership framework so far aligns with the national vision to achieve sustainable development through five key priorities for Egypt, including investment in human capital, sustainable and inclusive economic development, efficient natural resource management and environmental sustainability, empowering governance, and women empowerment.

“The Ministry of International Cooperation is working on designing future strategies with a number of development partners, including the World Bank, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, and the African Development Bank, and there is continuous coordination with all ministries and relevant authorities to take into account all development priorities for all sectors,” Al-Mashat explained.

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