The United Nations in Egypt

An aerial view of Cairo, Egypt.
Photo: © UN Egypt

The United Nations has been operational in Egypt since 1948. There are currently 32 UN Agencies, Funds and Programmes in Egypt, including regional offices.

The UN promotes sustainable development through providing evidence-based policy advice, support to institutional capacity building and strengthening, and providing direct support and services to beneficiaries.

The partnership between the UN and the Government of Egypt is outlined through a five-year partnership agreement, currently the 2018-2022 United Nations Partnership Development Framework (UNPDF). The UNPDF is fully aligned with the national sustainable development strategy, Egypt Vision 2030, which is in turn aligned with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The budget for the UNPDF is set at $1.2 billion. 


The Sustainable Development Goals in Egypt

The Sustainable Development Goals are a global call to action to end poverty, protect the earth’s environment and climate, and ensure that people everywhere can enjoy peace and prosperity. These are the goals the UN is working on in Egypt: