The UN in Egypt presents 2021 UNCT Annual Results Report. It captures the continuous and collaborative efforts made by twenty-eight UN entities operating in Egypt (agencies, programmes and funds).
In 2021, the United Nations in Egypt continued to work in a challenging environment brought upon the country, the region, and the whole world by the COVID-19 pandemic.
“COVID-19 continued to negatively impact progress towards the 2030 Agenda and especially the lives of the most vulnerable people in Egypt. Therefore, efforts to curb consequences of the pandemic and better recover have been central to the partnership between the United Nations and the Government of Egypt. The UN worked closely with the Government as well as with all stakeholders-including civil society, private sector, think tanks/academia, media and local communities to ensure a sustainable and equitable recovery, especially for those hit hardest by the pandemic. The development and operationalization of an inclusive vaccination plan supported the country in rolling out the vaccination for more than 40 million people including migrants and refugees by the end of December 2021 with the support of the Access to COVID-19 Tools Accelerator and its COVID-19 Vaccine Global Access (COVAX) Facility.” Elena Panova, the UN Resident Coordinator in Egypt
The year was also especially important for the United Nations in Egypt. It marked progress towards the acceleratation towards the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), while supporting the country’s priorities under Egypt’s Vision 2030 and key national strategies. The Report sheds light on the progress made during the fourth year of implementation of the UN Partnership Development Framework (UNPDF) 2018-2022.
The UN delivered US$180.1 million of joint activities in Egypt in 2021.
In 2022, the United Nations in Egypt will build on previous success by continuing with the implementation of the Cooperation Framework in close partnership with the Government of Egypt and development stakeholders, placing a strong emphasis on leaving no one behind in the development process.