The recent legislative reforms and measures to increase the representation of women in decision-making positions deserve praise and appreciation, Elena Panova, United Nations Resident Coordinator in Egypt, has said.
She also praised Egypt’s proactive role in the progress towards achieving the sustainable development goals and sharing its experience with the global community under the leadership of the Ministry of Planning and Economic Development.
Egypt hosted a conference on Tuesday to launch the UN Human Development Report (HDR) for 2021 in the New Administrative Capital.
During her speech at the conference, Panova congratulated the Egyptian government and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) for launching the 12th edition of the HDR in Egypt.
Since 1994, the UN HDR has played a pivotal role in shaping the human development policy in Egypt. The report is essential because it depicts the development journey in Egypt in the past decade.
“It [HDR 2021] comes nearly a decade since the last report in 2010. The report covers a long journey of political, economic, and social transformation in Egypt, which in turn was reflected in the achievement of the human development agenda over the past 10 years,” Panova said.