Recent News
May 01, 2015
The United Nations, represented by the Department of Peacekeeping Operations (UN DPKO), has accepted the offer of the Government of the Arabic Republic of Egypt and the Cairo Center for Conflict Resolution and Peacekeeping in Africa (CCCPA) to host the next UN Senior Mission Leaders training course (SML) – the crown jewel of UN training in the field of peacekeeping. The Course is going to be held from 31 May to 11 June 2015 in Cairo, Egypt. The decision to host the UN SML course in Cairo, for the first time, comes after months of discussions between the UN DPKO, CCCPA and the Permanent Mission of Egypt to ...more
Apr 30, 2015
CCCPA hosted the annual meeting of the Executive Board of the project “Enhancing Capacities of Local Actors in Efforts to Improve Peace and Stability in North Africa, the Sahel and Great Lakes Regions” on March 16, 2015. The project is funded by the Government of Japan through the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in Egypt.   Attending the meeting were several high-level representatives from the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, including Ambassador Sherif Refaat, Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs and Director of International and Regional Cooperation; Ambassador Amgad Abd El Gaffar, Assistant Minister of ...more
Apr 30, 2015
In line with on going efforts to train and build African capacities on trans-boundary challenges, CCCPA accepted an invitation by the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) to take part in the meeting of the “Steering Committee of the EU-Horn of Africa Migration Route Initiative”, held on 23 and 24 April 2015. The initiative was established on 28 November 2014 between the 28 EU member countries and Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Djibouti, Kenya, Tunisia and Egypt, with the aim of addressing issues of human trafficking and illegal migration between the Horn of Africa and Europe. The Steering Committee seeks to ...more
Apr 01, 2015
CCCPA hosted a dinner in honor of a delegation of professional staffers from the U.S. Congress on April 1, 2015. The delegation included aids to Senator James Lankford, Senator Jeff Merkley, Senator Martin Heinrich, Senator Angus King, Representative Mario Diaz-Balart, Senator Orrin Hatch, Representative Jeffery Fortenberry, Senator John McCain, Senator Christopher Murphy, Representative Dana Rohrabacher, Senator Gerald Moran, and Senator Christopher Coons. Counselor Hatem El-Atawy, CCCPA Projects Manager, presented a brief about Egypt’s role in promoting peace, security and prosperity in Africa. He also highlighted the ...more
Mar 04, 2015 - Mar 05, 2015
In October 2014, the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon established the High-level Independent Panel on Peace Operations to undertake an assessment of the state of UN peace operations and the emerging needs of the future. The review includes both peacekeeping operations and special political missions. It is chaired by Mr. José Ramos-Horta, former President of Timor-Leste, and includes 16 other distinguished members with a wide range of experience and expertise. The High-level Independent Panel on Peace Operations visited Cairo, Egypt on 4-5 March for bilateral meetings with officials of national governments in the MENA ...more
Recent Publications
Cairo Occasional Papers 1
What Do U.S. Mid-Term Elections Mean For Africa?
Policy Brief 4
The UN Peacebuilding Architecture 10 Years Later: Lessons Learned and The Way Forward
Policy Brief 3
The Role of RECc in Peacebuilding in Africa Past Experience & The Way Forward
Policy Brief 2
Understanding 'Priority' in Peacebuilding Corridors: Getting Coherence and Coordination Right
Recent Interviews
Nov 25, 2014
On the margin of the Cairo International Workshop on "Regional Aspects of Peacebuilding: Identifying Gaps, Challenges and Opportunities", held on November 24-25, CCCPA Director Ashraf Swelam sat down with H.E. Parfait Onanga, Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary General and Head of the UN Office in
Nov 24, 2014
On the margin of the Cairo International Workshop on "Regional Aspects of Peacebuilding: Identifying Gaps, Challenges and Opportunities", held on November 24-25, Director Ashraf Swelam sat down with the Ambassador Antonio Patriota Chairman of Peacebuilding Commission (PBC) and Ambassador Oscar Fernandez Tarranco Assistant UNSG for Peacebuidling Support to discuss the future of the global peacebuilding architecture.
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Tribute to the Fallen Heros

The Cairo Center pays tribute to the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for the cause of peace. We celebrate their courage and dedication, while honoring their sacrifice.