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Jun 07, 2016
Sharm El Sheikh - CCCPA participated in the 'Second Ministerial Meeting and Third Senior Officials Meeting of the African Union - Horn of Africa Initiative on Trafficking in Persons and Smuggling of Migrants', held in Sharm El-Sheikh from 2-4 June 2016. The meeting comes in the context of assessing country efforts to implement the recommendations of the Valetta Summit held in November 2015, and to prepare the groundwork for the Valetta Summit mid-term review consultative meeting, which will be held in Brussels in late June. During the Sharm El-Sheikh meetings, CCCPA presented its work in the field of building capacities on combating ...more
May 29, 2016
Cairo - On the occasion of the visit of the President of the UN General Assembly, H.E. Mogens Lyketofft, CCCPA organized a roundtable discussion entitled “The UN at Crossroads”, on 28 May 2016. The roundtable saw the participation of a group of politicians, diplomats, prominent intellectuals and opinion leaders. Issues addressed included the reform of the UN Security Council, the revitalization of the UNGA, multi-polarity vs. multilateralism, the Middle East Peace Process and the current humanitarian crises. The discussion also touched upon the selection process of the new UN Secretary General. The roundtable discussion is ...more
May 27, 2016
Accra, Ghana – CCCPA will host the 13th Annual Meeting of the Integrated Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration Training Group (IDDRTG) in Cairo next year. The unanimous decision was taken during the 12th Annual Meeting held in Accra from 25 to 27 May 2016. CCCPA has also been chosen to co-chair for one year and will then chair for a 2nd year. The Accra meeting was attended by participants representing several members of the Group, including the United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations (UNDPKO), Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), Folke Bernadotte Academy (FBA), Swedish Armed ...more
May 26, 2016
Cairo, Egypt - CCCPA Director Ashraf Swelam hosted the closing session for the training course on Mainstreaming Gender in Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding on 26 May 2016 with Ambassador Inas Mekkawy, Director of Women, Family and Childhood Department in the League of Arab States (LAS) and Counselor Majid El Moteery, Training Department Director. The course was provided in collaboration with LAS and UN Women, and is the first in a series of training courses on gender, peace and security. It comes as part of the on-going commitment to enhance mainstreaming gender in peacekeeping and peacebuilding in Arab Countries and the implementation plan of ...more
May 22, 2016
Sarajevo - CCCPA has unanimously been chosen as the next secretariat of the International Association for Peacekeeping Training Centers (IAPTC), effective as of 1 January 2017. The IAPTC Executive Committee announced its decision during the last meeting held in Sarajevo from 16-19 May 2016. CCCPA will be the third center to assume the role of IAPTC Secretariat since the Association’s establishment in 1995, following the Pearson Center (Canada) and the Center for United Nations Peacekeeping of India (CUNPK). This is the first time that a center from Africa or the Arab World has been selected for this role. The IAPTC Secretariat is ...more
May 12, 2016
New York - Egyptian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shoukry hosted an informal Ministerial Breakfast during his latest visit to New York. The event, co-organized by the Egyptian Permanent Mission in New York and CCCPA, was held under the title “The Future of UN Peace & Security Architecture: A Continuum of Response Through Different Stages of Conflict”. The breakfast, moderated by Ian Martin, brought together forty Foreign Ministers and Permanent Representatives to the United Nations, in addition to the President of the General Assembly, the Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, the UN Under-Secretary-Generals ...more
May 10, 2016
New York, 10-11 May 2016 – CCCPA is participating in the High-Level Thematic Debate (HLTD) organized by Mogens Lykettoft, President of the General Assembly (PGA), entitled “In a World of Risks: A New Commitment for Peace”.   CCCPA was invited by the PGA to brief the HLTD on key messages emerging from regional meetings previously organized around the world in preparation for the debate. CCCPA will be joined by NUPI (Norway), ACCORD (South Africa) and Igarape (Brazil) on this endeavor. Accordingly, the three organizations have come together to produce a related policy brief.   H.E. Amre Moussa, Chairman of ...more
Apr 21, 2016
CCCPA, the Government of Japan (GoJ) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) launched a new phase of their cooperation in support of peace and security in Africa on 20 April 2016. The project – “Enhancing Peace, Security and Stability in Africa” – is funded by GoJ, in cooperation with UNDP, and is another milestone in Egyptian-Japanese trilateral cooperation in Africa, as well as a practical translation of Egyptian President Abdel Fatah El-Sisi’s successful first trip to Tokyo earlier this year. It is a new phase of the well-established and ongoing cooperation between CCCPA, GoJ and UNDP, now in ...more
Apr 14, 2016
CCCPA participated in two international seminars on the role of emerging powers in peacekeeping & peacebuilding in New York from 22-23 March 2016. The first seminar “New Approaches to Peacebuilding: Practices and Policies from the Global South” was supported by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs & the Carnegie Cooperation of New York.   While the second seminar "Partners in Reform: Rising Powers and UN Peace Operations" was held as part of the ongoing activities by the PeaceCap Network, a research network aimed at analyzing the growing influence of emerging countries on peace operations. The ...more
Apr 07, 2016
CCCPA hosted an Experts Workshop on “The Global Study on the Implementation of Security Council Resolution 1325: Enhancing Women’s Participation & International and Regional Partnerships” on 7 April 2016 in Cairo, Egypt. The workshop was jointly organized with the Embassy of Sweden in Cairo and UN Women, to examine the recommendations of the Global Study with the objective of identifying key challenges and gaps, as well as outlining the way forward in advancing the women, peace and security agenda. Speakers included Ambassador Hala El Ghanam, Deputy Assistant Foreign Minister for International Political Affairs; ...more
Mar 03, 2016
Japan will launch a new phase of its support to CCCPA in recognition of its role in supporting peace and security in Africa. The decision was announced in the joint communiqué by Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on the occasion of President Sisi's first official visit to Japan last month (read the joint communiqué). The new grant for 2016-17 will support the Center’s training and research activities in the fields of conflict prevention, peacemaking, peacekeeping, peacebuilding, and countering transnational threats, including terrorism and extremist ideologies leading to ...more
Mar 01, 2016
Addressing more than 100 participants at the High-Level Workshop on “Arab Perspectives on the Future of the UN Peace and Security Architecture”  today, Mogens Lykketoft, via video message, highlighted how the ongoing reviews around the world are “genuine opportunities to reassert effective multilateralism” in the areas of UN peace operations, peacebuilding and women, peace and security.   “It has become clear to me that just as multilateralism is re-asserting itself in relation to sustainable development, regrettably, in the area of international peace and security, the opposite appears to be ...more
Recent Publications
Policy Brief 5
Setting the Stage for the UNGA’s High-Level Thematic Debate on UN, Peace and Security: Reflections and Key Messages from Regional Meetings, May 2016
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
Recent Interviews
Mar 01, 2016
CCCPA Director Ashraf Swelam interviews H.E. El Ghassim Wane, Assistant UN Secretary-General for Peace Operations the High-Level Workshop on “Arab Perspectives on the Future of the UN Peace and Security Architecture” in Cairo on 1-2 March 2016. The interview discusses Wane's move from the African Union (AU) to the UN, the first orders of business of his new position, the future of UN-AU cooperation, and the prospects for cooperation between the UN, AU and the League of Arab
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
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