Press Releases

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December 2023

Human Rights Day: Seventy-Five Years on the Adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948-2023)

Egypt was one of the first nations, which signed the Charter of the United Nations. The very first session of the United Nations General Assembly (1946-1947) deliberated what was called, by then, “Draft Declaration on Fundamental Human Rights and Freedoms.” On 10 December 1948, the United Nations General Assembly, through its resolution A/RES/217 A (III), concluded the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Adopted with 48 votes

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December 2022

The Supreme Standing Committee for Human Rights Organizes Two Workshops in Cooperation with the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

Within the framework of the Egyptian State's commitment to implement the “National Strategy for Human Rights 2021-2026”, in which human rights education and capacity-building is one of its main focus areas, the Supreme Standing Committee for Human Rights organized two workshops during the period from 13 to 15 December, in cooperation with the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights.

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October 2021

The Supreme Standing Committee for Human Rights Technical Secretariat Holds a Hearing Session with Civil Society Representatives in Connection with the President’s Declaration of 2022 as the Year of Civil Society

The SSCHR TS held a hearing session on October 27 with representatives of a number of civil society organizations in connection with the President’s declaration of 2022 as the year of civil society. The session addressed the role of civil society within the framework of implementing the National Human Rights Strategy as well as the following up and evaluation of its

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October 2021

The Supreme Standing Committee for Human Rights Technical Secretariat issues a Report on Egyptian Efforts to Realize the Right to Food On the Occasion of World Food Day

In light of SSCHR Technical Secretariat's (TS) keenness to issue reports on the national efforts in the field of human rights, on the occasions of celebrating the relevant international days, the TS issued a report on Egyptian efforts to realize the right to food, in both Arabic and English, on the occasion of World Food Day, October 16, 2021. The Report reviews the right to food within the framework

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September 2021

The Meeting of the Supreme Standing Committee for Human Rights

The SSCHR held a meeting on Monday, September 20, 2021, in the presence of representatives of ministries and bodies, members of the SSCHR. It is the Committee’s first meeting since the launch of the National Strategy for Human Rights

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August 2021

The SSCHR Holds its Periodic Meeting with Representatives of Ministries and Member Bodies

SSCHR held its periodic meeting on Tuesday, August 31, 2021 with the participation of representatives of its member ministries and bodies where Ambassador Alaa Roushdi , Assistant Foreign Minister for Human Rights and International Social and Humanitarian Issues and Head of the SSCHR TS presented the progress achieved in the work of the TS in June and July 2021

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June 2021

The SSCHR Holds Its Periodic Meeting with Representatives of Ministries and Member Bodies

The SSCHR held its periodic meeting on Monday, June 28, 2021, in the presence of representatives of ministries and Committee’s member bodies. During the meeting, AmbassadorAlaa Roushdi, Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs for Human Rights and International Social and Humanitarian Issues and Head of the TS of the SSCHR, reviewed the progress achieved by the TS in April and May 2021.

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June 2021

Press release on the Sate's efforts to Promote the Right to a Healthy Environment on the occasion of World Environment Day,

the TS issued a report, for the second year in a row, on the most significant national efforts to uphold the right to a healthy environment on the occasion of the World Environment Day, on the fifth of June

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May 2021

SSCHR Holds a Meeting with the Human Rights Committee in the House of Representatives ithin the Framework of Preparing the National Human Rights Strategy

The Technical Secretariat of the Supreme Standing Committee for Human Rights held a meeting on Sunday 9 May, with the Human Rights Committee in the House of Representatives to review the most prominent features of the first draft of the National Human Rights Strategy and its targeted results. Ambassador Alaa