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.
Qassem noted that the deadline to submit requests is approaching as it is set for March 31.
A number of representatives of the civil society organizations praised issuing the long-awaited executive regulations for the NGOs Act No.149 for Year 2019.
The minister added that Egypt currently has 52,000 Egyptian NGOs, and 59 foreign NGOs.
The House of Representatives passed an amended NGOs law in July 2019, after the existing version of the law was criticized for imposing steep restrictions on the work of tens of thousands of NGOs in the country.
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Egypt’s new NGOs law allowed providing foreign funding, establishing new associations only by “notifying” along with abolishing imprisonment as a punishment.
All NGOs operating in Egypt must adjust their conditions to comply with the law within a year.