|Professional Background ||He has been a lecturer on international human rights law at the Programme for Capacity-Building on Human Rights, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Egypt (2006-2011); a member of the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights of the Economic and Social Council (2005 to present); Vice-Chair of the Committee (2009-2011); a member of the joint expert group of the Committee and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) on the right to education (2011-present); and a member of the National Committee for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (2006-2008). He was a member of the Board of Directors of the Centre for Future Studies, Suez Canal University (1996-2004); a member of the Board of Directors of the Centre of Political and International Studies, Faculty of Economics, Cairo University (1996-2004); a member of the American Society of International Law (1987-1996); a member of the Committee on Economic, Legal and Political Studies at the Supreme Council for Higher Education (2004-2009); a member of the Egyptian Committee for the Promotion of International Humanitarian Law (1996-2004); Adviser to the Chairman of the National Council on Human Rights (2005); and Assistant Foreign Minister for Multilateral Affairs (2002-2005). Mr. Abdel-Moneim has been a lecturer on international organizations at Cairo University since 1994 and a lecturer on non-governmental organizations at the same university since 2007. He has been Alternate Representative to the United Nations Office at Vienna on matters related to refugees, women, the elderly and crime prevention (1987-1991) and contributed to the interregional consultations on social welfare policies held at the United Nations in Vienna in 1982. He contributed to the drafting of human rights-related resolutions and documents adopted by multilateral forums, including the United Nations, the Movement of Non-aligned Countries and the Organization of the Islamic Conference, from 1994 to 2004. Studies, lectures and publications by Mr. Abdel-Moneim include “Areas of action for the South in the 21st century” and “The global environment and the use of economic sanctions” for the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa, published in 2001 and 2003, respectively; “Six pillars of wisdom: human rights in the Arab region”, at the Doha Forum on Democracy, Development and Free Trade, April 2007; “Implementation of the United Nations human development report for Egypt” for UNDP, Egypt, 2005; “Implementation of the United Nations millennium goals/United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) for Egypt” for UNDP and the League of Arab States, 2006; “Current trends in the international protection of human rights”; “The United Nations Human Rights Council and the international machinery for the protection of economic, social and cultural rights” for the human rights capacity-building programme, 2007; “The protection of human rights at national and international levels” for officers of law-enforcement agencies in Egypt;|
“The role of national human rights institutions in the promotion of economic, social and cultural rights: lessons for the establishment of a mandate for the National Council for Human Rights”, 2005; “Globalization and economic rights for trade union activists”, 2007; and contributions to “Proceedings of the International Colloquium on the 80th Anniversary of the ILO Committee of Experts”, International Labour Organization, Geneva, 24-26 November 2006.