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Statement on dismissal of case involving Soheir El-Batei, victim of Female Genital Mutilation

Cairo - 20 November 2014 - The United Nations in Egypt is deeply concerned by recent developments in the case of Soheir El-Batei, the victim of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) who died in June 2013, as a result of the procedure ...

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Egypt Celebrates UN Day

Marking the founding of the UN on October 24th in 1945, the United Nations (UN) in Egypt celebrated UN Day with a fair on Thursday, October 23rd at the Fish Garden in Zamalek. Below is the speech given by Ms. Anita Nirody, the U...

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Secretary-General commemorates the International Day of the Girl Child

The following is a message from UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, marking the International Day of the Girl Child on October 11:All over the world, an alarming number of adolescent girls are assaulted, beaten, raped, mutilated a...

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