Maat seeks to employ the human rights approach and use its mechanisms and tools to promote the values and practices of social peace, development, democracy and good governance, and to work through international and regional mechanisms and bodies and within a framework of networks and alliances to advocate and mobilize support for the promotion of peace and sustainable development practices and policies and combating all forms of violence, conflict and the absence of justice



Maat was established in early 2005 as an Egyptian civil society organization, as it is a non-governmental, non-partisan, and not-for-profit entity declared in accordance with the provisions of Law 84 of 2002 amended by Law 149 of 2019 for civil organizations, and registered with the Ministry of Social Solidarity under No. 3166 of 2008 amended No. 7829 For the year 2010.


The Foundation applies good governance standards, adheres to a responsive approach to human rights, and is particularly concerned with issues of peace and sustainable development, by building the capacities of relevant stakeholders and working with international and regional systems concerned with peace and human rights.


The Foundation adopted a new strategic framework during the period from 2016 to 2020 aimed at strengthening its presence at the international and regional levels and building effective relations with the UN and international mechanisms to improve human rights conditions at the national and regional levels (Arab and African) by complying with international human rights treaties and covenants, as well as On continuing attention to issues of democracy and good governance and promoting sustainable development practices, while constantly seeking to activate dialogue and cultural exchange between countries of the world and international solidarity for peace and the rejection of extremism.

Successes and positions held by the Maat Foundation

MAAT holds a consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council, and carries out the functions of North Africa coordinator in the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development of the United Nations Economic and Social Council.

Maat also took over the presidency of the Egyptian national network of the Anna Lindh Euro-Mediterranean Foundation for the Dialogue between Cultures between 2013-2016, which is an institution and a member of a group of international, regional and local networks and alliances.

  Presidency of the Egyptian National Network of the Analind Euro-Mediterranean Foundation for the Dialogue between Cultures
    Holds consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council
  North Africa Coordinator at the United Nations Economic and Social Council High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development
      Chairing the largest African NGO group of the United Nations High Level Political Forum
    Member of the General Assembly of the Economic, Social and Cultural Council of the African Union "ECOSOC"
    Observer status in the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights of the African Union

What we strive to achieve

A citizen who is aware of his rights and duties

a nation based on respect for human rights standards and good governance practices

A true global partnership for peace and sustainable development


Donors and partners with whom we have collaborated on high profile projects

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