Egypt’s General Coordinator of the National Dialogue Diaa Rashwan said, Tuesday that he has ‘reassurances’ that case number 173 of 2014 related to NGOs, in which 43 Egyptian and foreign organizations were being accused, will be solved completely very soon.
The deadline for NGOs across the state to settle their status will not be extended after the April deadline, in accordance with the law 149/2019 governing NGOs in Egypt, the ministry stressed in a statement.
Minister of Social Solidarity Nevine al-Qabaj stated Wednesday that the size of grants and donations to NGOs in Egypt recorded LE9.5 billion in 2022.
The Ministry of Social Solidarity signed Monday contracts with 10 NGOs to contribute to the creation of 50,000 job opportunities.
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The National Alliance for Civil Development Work (NACDW) announced contributing to the social protection plan directed by President Sisi, by providing monthly financial aid to 400,000 families in need for a year-duration at a total cost of about LE2.4 billion.
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President Designate of COP 27, who is also Egypt's minister of foreign affairs, Sameh Shokry held talks Wednesday with the NGOs admitted by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
Article 95 of the legal bill regulating civil work in Egypt designates seven types of violations to the license issuance conditions.
The meeting reviewed the experiences of a number of pioneers with an aim of enhancing the awareness among women, the family and society, in addition to coordination with NGOs and religious and local leaders.
Head of the Regional Food Banks Network Moez Shohdy stated Sunday that the Egypt-based NGO helped save 58 million cooked meals from getting wasted monthly.
The senate has agreed to extend the deadline for NGOs to register under the 2019 civil society law for another year to maximize the number of associations that enjoy six important exemptions.
The official referred to Article 2 of law no. 149/2019 providing that unlicensed NGOs must apply on licensing within a year since the foundation date.
As such, the total number of NGOs, cases against which have been dropped, becomes 75.
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Fourteen NGOs reached the final stage out of 1012.
A total of 20,000 associations and NGOs have applied at the Ministry of Solidarity to reconcile their status per the new NGO law, according to a Wednesday report by the ministry.
Otherwise, the ministry would file lawsuits before the Administrative Judiciary in order to get shut down verdicts against those NGOs.
The premier underlined the importance of transferring as quickly as possible waste discharges after rehabilitating canals and promoting citizens' awareness to stop dumping their rubbish in waterways.
The justice noted that the first ruling issued on December 5 cleared six NGOs, and did not convict 14 others because the evidence is not sufficient.