Posted by: africanpressorganization | 9 January 2015

FOREIGN MINISTER OF EGYPT TO PRESENT COUNTRY’S BID FOR SECURITY COUNCIL SEAT, ADDRESSES UN COMMITTEE OF PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVES ON CLIMATE CHANGE, DEVELOPMENT


 

FOREIGN MINISTER OF EGYPT TO PRESENT COUNTRY’S BID FOR SECURITY COUNCIL SEAT, ADDRESSES UN COMMITTEE OF PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVES ON CLIMATE CHANGE, DEVELOPMENT

 

NAIROBI, Kenya, January 9, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Press interview Opportunities and Lunch Invitation

13 January 2014 from 11:00 am, UN Complex, Nairobi

 

Egyptian Foreign Minister, H.E. Sameh Shoukry, will pay a visit to Nairobi, Tuesday, where he will address the 129th Session of the UN Committee of Permanent Representatives at the UN Office in Nairobi. Mr. Shoukry, whose country chairs the current cycle of the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment (AMCEN), will also host a lunch where he is to speak about Egypt’s candidacy for a non-permanent seat at the UN Security Council, allocated to the African Group for 2016-2017.

Mr. Shoukry will be available for one-on-one press interviews on Tuesday, 13 January 2015, from 11:15 to 12:15 noon.

 

NOTES TO EDITORS:

•    For more information on Egypt’s candidacy to the UN Security Council visit: http://www.egyptembassy.net/events/egypts-candidacy-for-the-non-permanent-seat-in-the-united-nations-security-council-2016-2017/

 

Article by Al Ahram:

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/1/64/115814/Egypt/Politics-/Egypt-seeks-African-votes-for-Security-Council-bid.aspx

 

Article by Al-Monitor:

http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2014/12/egypt-non-permanent-seat-north-africa-un-security-council.html

•    Egypt chairs the current cycle of the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment (AMCEN). Next AMCEN meeting will be hosted by the country in March.

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•    The Egyptian President is set to chair the Committee of the African heads of States on Climate Change (CAHOSCC), providing collective political leadership towards addressing climate change on the road to Paris and beyond.

•    Top issues H.E. Mr. Fahmy will cover during his keynote address include: Africa’s common position on Post-2015 Development Agenda; climate change with emphasis on the road to Paris 2015 and adaptation in Africa; South-South cooperation; capacity building and technology transfer; renewable energy.

 

SOURCE 

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)


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