Egypt

Egypt: Ban condemns latest terrorist attacks, calls for holistic approach to scourge

Condemning today’s terrorist attack in the Egyptian city of al-Arish, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called for an overall approach to preventing and countering terrorism, with full respect for human rights and refugee law.

UN human rights experts welcome release of Egyptian journalist and rights defender

UN human rights experts today welcomed the release of Egyptian journalist Hossam Bahgat but expressed their “grave concern” over the “very difficult environment” for journalists and human rights defenders in Egypt that deters reporting and intimidates writers and activists of all kinds.

UN urges immediate release of detained Egyptian human rights defender

The United Nations has called for the immediate release of detained Egyptian human rights defender Hossam Bahgat with Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon describing as “profoundly worrying” the latest in a series of such detentions.

Japan, Ukraine, countries to watch as new Security Council members

Five new non-permanent members have been elected to serve on the UN Security Council from next year, with Japan and Ukraine the countries to watch, says the co-editor of a new book on its role.

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UN chief condemns latest Egypt terrorist attack

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned today's deadly attack in North Sinai.

UN chief condemns deadly terrorist bombing in Egypt

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned today’s fatal terrorist attack in Cairo which resulted in the killing of Egyptian Prosecutor General Hisham Barakat and the injuring of numerous civilians.

92% of Egyptian women have undergone genital mutilation

As many as 92 per cent of girls and women in Egypt have undergone female genital mutilation, despite the fact that the procedure was criminalized in the country in 2008.

FGM, as it is often referred to, is frequently rooted in cultural and religious beliefs, but has no medical benefit.

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Men encouraged to combat violence against women in Egypt

A new programme to involve men and boys in combating violence against women in Egypt has been unveiled by the UN Development Programme (UNDP).

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Egypt: UN’s Ban welcomes release of detained journalists, urges fair trial

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has applauded the decision by Egyptian authorities to release on bail the detained Al Jazeera journalists, Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed, bringing an end to their 400-day ordeal.

Ban, Security Council condemn terrorist attacks in Egypt's Sinai peninsula

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the United Nations Security Council today condemned the terrorist attacks on towns in the northern part of Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, which killed and injured dozens of Egyptian soldiers and civilians.