Recent News
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 will be visiting Cairo, Egypt on 4-5 March for bilateral meetings with officials of national governments in ...more
Feb 15, 2015 - Feb 19, 2015
On February 15, 2015, CCCPA Deputy Director Counselor Hatem Elatawy inaugurated the fifth training on Gender, Peace and Security with Ms. Meghan Riley and Mr. Jari Mustonen [from Crisis Management Center (CMC) Finland]. 24 peacekeepers and actors in the peacebuilding process in North Africa attended the training; coming from Libya, Tunisia, Morocco and Egypt. The course covered material on African challenges in peace and security, conflict analysis and tools for mainstreaming gender, legal framework of peacekeeping operations, code of conduct in addition to sexual exploitation and abuse.   The training was part of an ...more
Dec 31, 2014 - Jan 14, 2015
January 14th saw the conclusion of three consecutive UN pre-deployment trainings (PDT) for Egyptian peacekeeping forces. The troops will be joining UN missions in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) and the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUSCO - the world’s largest peacekeeping operation). The trainings, which began on 31 December 2014, were held in close collaboration between CCCPA and the Egyptian Ministry of Defense (MoD) in accordance with General Assembly resolution A/RES/49/37.   As conflicts become more complex, training is not only vital, but a pre-requisite for all peacekeeping personnel to function effectively. ...more
Dec 26, 2014 - Jan 29, 2015
On 29 January 2015, CCCPA completed its second course in the series on ‘The Illicit Transfer of Small Arms & Light Weapons (SALW) in North Africa and the Sahel Regions’. The 4-day training course saw 23 participants attending from 6 countries: Egypt, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Niger and Sudan.    With participants coming from the Ministries of Defense, Interior and Foreign Affairs, the course was designed to provide the appropriate training required to face today’s increasing challenges on national security. The participants had a chance to discuss the illicit flow of SALW in the region; using Libya ...more
Nov 24, 2014 - Nov 25, 2014
The high-profile Cairo workshop on the 'Regional Aspects of Peacebuilding' successfully concluded with the outcome report being circulated at the UN Security Council in December 2014. The report was also circulated as a document of the General Assembly, under item 29 of the Agenda  ‘Report of the Peacebuiding Commission’. Accordingly, it will contribute as substantive input for the African perspective on regional aspects of peacebuiding in the upcoming review of the United Nations’ ...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.