Egypt

egyptThe Arab NGO Network for the Environment and Development (RAED) has been working on the promotion of the Earth Charter in Egypt and has made an effort to use the document within its activities and framework. Since its inception, over 250 organizations from 16 Arab countries have joined this network. In 2001, a national forum was organized by RAED with the objective of bringing together government representatives, parliamentarians, academia, business, religious groups, and NGOs to discuss Earth Charter principles. More information on RAED’s activities can be found in this report.

Representatives of RAED and the Center for Environment and Development for the Arab Region and Europe (CEDARE), participated in the 10th anniversary of the Earth Charter in Jordan. They signed the Dead Sea Declaration and supported the creation of the Earth Charter Middle East and North Africa Network.

More recently, Earth Charter International partnered with SHIFT Network (Euro-Arab Youth Initiative) on a Euro-Arab Youth Forum in 2012 in Alexandria, Egypt.

In 2014, a young Egyptian alumna of e-GLO wrote a personal perspective on Egyptian political turbulence from an Earth Charter perspective.

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