UN experts urge review of Egypt’s draft constitution to ensure equality and women’s rights

A group of United Nations human rights experts today voiced deep concern about Egypt’s draft constitution, and called on its Government to ensure equality, non-discrimination and protection and promotion of women’s rights in the final text.

UN official voices alarm at Egypt violence, cites ‘major’ problems with draft constitution

The United Nations human rights chief today voiced alarm at the rising tension and recent deaths and injuries during protests related to Egypt’s draft constitution, while also drawing attention to a number of problems with the text.

UN chief strongly condemns attack on checkpoint in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has strongly condemned the terror attack that occurred yesterday on a border checkpoint in the Sinai Peninsula, killing 16 Egyptian police officers.

Ban congratulates Egypt’s Morsi on presidential election win

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has congratulated Muhammad Morsi on his win in Egypt’s presidential election, and offered the continued assistance of the United Nations as the country pursues the path of democracy.

Ban welcomes conclusion of Egypt's presidential elections

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomes the conclusion of Egypt's presidential election process following the release of official results, his spokesperson said today.

Egypt: Ban looks forward to early handover of authority to civilian government

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has voiced his strong support for Egypt’s transition to fully meet the legitimate expectations of its people and looks forward to the early handover of full authority to a civilian government, a top United Nations official said today.

UN chief hopes Egypt’s presidential run-off poll proceeds peacefully

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today voiced his strong hope that the final round of Egypt’s presidential elections will proceed this weekend in a peaceful and inclusive atmosphere.

Ban commends organization of Egyptian presidential polls, public's participation

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today commended the Egyptian authorities for their organization of the country's presidential elections and the people of Egypt for their participation.

In Cairo, UN Assembly chief holds talks on Egypt's democratic transition

The President of the General Assembly and Egypt's Foreign Minister held talks today in Cairo on the state of the country's democratic transition in the wake of the Arab Spring reform movement.

Ban voices sadness after deadly clashes at Egyptian soccer stadium

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today expressed sadness at last night’s violent clashes at a soccer match in Egypt which led to the deaths of at least 74 people and injuries to hundreds of others.