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Trends of Fertility Levels in Egypt in Recent Years

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The total fertility rate in Egypt dipped from 3.5 in 2014 to 3.1 in 2018, according to a study prepared by UNFPA, with data collected from the birth and mortality registration system implemented in collaboration between with the Ministry of Planning, Monitoring and Administrative Reform and the Ministry of Health and Population.

The system data was made available in April 2017 through the National Digital E-System, which is supervised and managed by the Ministry of Planning.

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Beneficiaries' rights

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Beneficiaries' rights

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EU Support of Egypt's National Population Strategy - One Year in Review

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With the support of an EU-grant of 27 Million Euros, UNFPA, upon the request of the Government of Egypt, led the drafting process of the National Population Strategy, and is now facilitating its actual implementation with its partners including the Ministry of Health and Population.

The project is funded by the European Union and aims at increasing the use of voluntary, rights-based family planning through improved supply of family planning services and commodities, increased demand for family planning, and enhanced governance for implementation of the National Population Strategy. It will ultimately benefit Egyptians of reproductive age who will have more choices regarding the size of their families, as well as the timing and spacing of children. 

This newsletter shows the project's achievements during its first year.

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What to do if..?

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A poster including information about pregnancy and breast feeding and reproductive health in general, produced by UNFPA, WHO and the Ministry of Health and Population, with funding from the EU.

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Unfinished Business: the pursuit of rights and choices for all

State of World Population Report

This year’s State of the World Population (SWOP) report comes at the 50th anniversary of the creation of UNFPA, the UN agency for sexual and reproductive health, and the 25th anniversary of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD). The report analyzes the progress the world has made regarding the promises of the ICPD including putting individuals in charge of their own reproductive decisions and empowering women and girls as a precondition for development. The report also identifies areas of improvement and tells stories of women who lived through the transformative decades since the promises of the ICDP were first made.

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Your guide to contraceptives

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Your guide to contraceptives

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Humanitarian Action 2019 Overview

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The UNFPA Humanitarian Action Overview for 2019 showcases global priority needs for women, girls and young people affected by crisis. It also highlights UNFPA's 2018 achievements and its priorities in humanitarian work.

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Data Ecosystem Report to Enhance Sustainable Development in Egypt

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Data Revolution carries many promising opportunities and capabilities that contribute to developing all life aspects and human activities on the global level. This can be achieved through a different global awareness of the role of data as a national asset; a tool to create value and wealth to enhance competitiveness, sustainability, and direct contribution to create knowledge and digital economies across the world; in addition to its particular contribution to enhance Sustainable Development Strategy 2030-SDSs that seeks to transform countries that signed the plan - 193 countries, including Egypt - into levels of more socio-economic and environmental sustainability and quality of life.

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Egypt National Report: Addis Ababa Declaration on Population and Development in Africa beyond 2014 (AADPD +5)

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Assessing Egypt’s performance during past years concerning the implementation of the Addis Ababa Declaration on Population and Development demonstrates its serious commitment to take the necessary actions to create positive environment for its implementation. Both Egypt 2014 Constitution and its Sustainable Development Strategy, Egypt Vision (2030), are instrumental in supporting the adoption of these commitments. Both focus on granting equal rights to all individuals, without any discrimination of any form, and emphasize the rights for health, education and safe environment. Both documents provide the umbrella that allow formulation and adoption of a set of policies, strategies and legislations needed to strengthen the opportunity to create a supportive environment for furthering the commitments within various specified pillars. Special attention is given to youth and women to enhance their participation in various aspects and to ensure their ability to enjoy all their rights without discrimination. This is documented throughout the assessment of different commitments of the AAPDP in this report.

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Localizing the targets of the Sustainable Development Goals at Governorate Level

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In 2000 the United Nations proposed the Millennium Development Goals, which were adopted by almost all countries including Egypt. Egypt has succeeded in completely achieving some of these goals, while failing to achieve others. Gender equality in primary and secondary education enrollment, as well as reducing the under-five mortality rate, increasing prenatal care coverage, and increasing the proportion of access to improved drinking water source are all goals successfully achieved by Egypt. Other goals have not been achieved due to many challenges.
In September 2015, the global community adopted the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda, which aims to improve the quality of people's lives through 17 goals. The goals are linked to a total of 169 target goals. Box 1 illustrates the SDGs.
The MDGs give some lessons learned that should be taken into account in the achievement of the SDGs. The study of the MDGs achievement at the governorate level reveals that the performance of different governorates has differed, while some have achieved their goals, others have not. This finding indicates that in order to achieve SDGs in Egypt, setting goals at the governorate level is essential. Moreover, governorates require implementation plans and periodically evaluation of their achievements.

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