Recent News
Jan 23, 2020
Cairo, Egypt - CCCPA--in cooperation with the Egyptian Ministry of Interior, the Egyptian Agency of Partnership for Development (EAPD), and the UN Police Division--organized a workshop on the implementation of the new “UN Standard Operating Procedures on the Assessment and Evaluation of the Formed Police Units Performance in UN Peacekeeping Operations”. Forty-nine serving (or nominated) UN Formed Police Unit Commanders, representing various Member States, attended the workshop from 19 to 23 January 2020. This workshop was the highlight and final in a four-part series aimed at rolling out the new standard operating ...more
Dec 26, 2019
Cairo, Egypt - CCCPA held a pre-deployment training (PDT) for Egyptianpeacekeepers who will be joining the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA). 610 peacekeepers attended the training from 16-26 December 2019. To date, Egypt’s total contribution to MINUSCA is 1,135 peacekeepers (troop and police). The training starts with a conflict analysis of the situation in the Central African Republic and MINUSCA’s mandate. The rest of the training is based on the Core Pre-Deployment Training Material (CPTM), including UN peacekeeping principles, international ...more
Nov 13, 2019
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia - Addressing the needs of countries and communities affected by, or emerging from, conflict is amongst the most complex challenges facing Africa. Restoring/building state authority (and its ability to perform its basic functions), building trust in a new political order and governance structures, repairing the social fabric, and addressing the root causes of conflict (to prevent relapse), are complex and long-term processes that span peacemaking, peacekeeping, peacebuilding and development mandates and efforts. They require comprehensive, integrated and inclusive politics and policies; sustained funding and engagement; ...more
Nov 12, 2019
Cairo, Egypt - CCCPA organized a Pre-Deployment Training (PDT) course for 275 Egyptian peacekeeping forces joining the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) from 7-12 November 2019. The aim of the PDT is to train and prepare peacekeepers before their deployment to the mission area. The training is a collaboration between CCCPA and the Egyptian Ministry of Defense, in accordance with the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1769 in 2007. Egypt’s total peacekeeping contribution to MINUSMA is 1216 peacekeepers to date. The training starts off with a context-specific ...more
Nov 04, 2019
Cairo, Egypt – Arab women have proven to be on the frontlines of the struggle against extremism conducive to terrorism, not only as victims, but also as powerful agents of positive change. Women community leaders, in particular, play critical roles in preventing radicalization and extremism leading to terrorism in the community as well as enhancing community resilience against extremism. In this regard, CCCPA--in cooperation with the Swedish government and the United Nations Development Programme--is organizing its first foundational training on enhancing the engagement of Arab women leaders in building community resilience to ...more
Nov 04, 2019
Cairo, Egypt – The important role of women as positive agents of peace has been emphasized by the adoption of United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1325 (2000), and the eight subsequent resolutions that together form the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) Agenda. In the lead up to the 20th anniversary of the landmark UNSCR 1325, CCCPA is organizing a training course from 3-6 November 2019, to enhance Arab women’s meaningful participation in peace processes. The training aims to enhance the negotiation and mediation capacities of 19 senior and mid-career Arab women diplomats (from 10 Arab countries), and equip them ...more
Oct 31, 2019
Cairo, Egypt - CCCPA organized a Pre-Deployment Training (PDT) course for 220 Egyptian peacekeeping forces joining the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) from  5-10 October 2019. The aim of the PDT is to train and prepare peacekeepers before their deployment to the mission area.   The training is a collaboration between CCCPA and the Egyptian Ministry of Defense, in accordance with the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1769 in 2007. Egypt’s total peacekeeping contribution to MINUSMA is 1216 peacekeepers to date.   The training starts off with ...more
Oct 21, 2019
Cairo, Egypt –The twin challenge of human trafficking and smuggling of migrants in Africa is grave and urgent. Conflicts, state collapse, protracted instability, and the erosion of the rule of law and terrorism, present traffickers and smugglers with enabling environments within which such crimes thrive. On the other hand, poverty, unemployment, the lack of economic opportunity, and climate change, increase the propensity of crises-affected populations to adopt negative coping mechanisms. Despite existing normative international and continental frameworks, many African countries continue to face challenges in combating human ...more
Oct 17, 2019
Cairo, Egypt – Today’s conflicts are complex, deadly and intractable. While the majority are intrastate, the impact of most is regionalized or internationalized, and involve a wide array of non-state armed groups--both traditional and new. In dealing with this new typology of armed conflicts and groups, two developments are of particular concern, namely (i) the growing nexus between armed conflict and terrorism, and (ii) the emergence of terrorist-governed local (dis)orders, with some non-state armed actors (including terrorist organizations) controlling territory, exercising governance functions and providing services that ...more
Oct 14, 2019
Cairo, Egypt – Marking the 20th anniversary of the first protection of civilians (POC) mandate in UN peacekeeping operations, CCCPA, in cooperation with the UN Department of Peace Operations (DPO)/Integrated Training Service, is organizing a Training of Trainers (ToT) course on the Comprehensive Protection of Civilians in Peacekeeping Operations, from 13-24 October 2019. Since the initial POC resolutions in 1999 (Res. 1265 and Res. 1270), the nature of operational environments has evolved into a complex and ever-changing threat landscape, where civilian populations are most at risk. Consequently, the role of peacekeepers in ...more
Sep 26, 2019
Cairo, Egypt - CCCPA conducted two pre-deployment trainings in September 2019. The first training (from 9-19 September) saw the attendance of 110 Egyptian peacekeepers who will be joining the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA). The second training (from 22-26 September) was held for 71 Egyptian peacekeepers joining the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA). The trainings were implemented in cooperation with the Egyptian Ministry of Defense, in accordance with General Assembly Resolution A/RES/49/37. As at 30 July 2019, ...more
Sep 17, 2019
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia - The last few years have witnessed a surge in violent conflicts, which have become deadlier, costlier and more protracted. Meanwhile, the tools that the international community can use to address the outbreak or relapse into armed conflict, most notably, humanitarian action and peace operations, have become overstretched and unsustainable in terms of cost. This could not be truer than in the case of Africa, which is home to half of the United Nation’s (UN) peacekeeping operations, and to one-third of the world’s forcibly displaced population. As a result, the logic for investing early and adequately to ...more
Recent Publications
Assessing the Effectiveness of the United Nations Mission in Mali (MINUSMA)
This report assesses the extent to which the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) is achieving its current strategic objectives, and the impact the Mission has had on the political and security situation in Mali.
Assessing the Effectiveness of the United Nations Mission in the DRC / MONUC – MONUSCO
This report assesses the extent to which the UN Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) is achieving its current strategic objectives and what impact the Mission has had on the political and security situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), especially in the eastern part of the country where it is mostly deployed.
Assessing the Effectiveness of the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS)
This report assesses the extent to which the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) is achieving its current strategic objectives and what impact the Mission has had on the political and security situation in South Sudan.
Aswan Forum Preparatory Workshop - Women, Peace and Security Chairman's Summary
More than a Seat at the Table: Advancing the Implementation of the Women, Peace and Security Agenda in Africa
Recent Interviews
Jan 10, 2019
Interview with Oscar Fernandez-Taranco, the United Nations Assistant Secretary-General for Peacebuilding Support, Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs (DPPA) on the margins of the High-Level Regional Conference “Enhancing the Performance of Peacekeeping Operations: From Mandate to Exit”, held in Cairo, Egypt on 18-19 November 2018. The interview conducted by Director General Ashraf Swelam on the complementarities between peacekeeping and peacebuilding, with the aim of sustaining ...watch
Sep 17, 2017
 التغطية الاعلامية لافتتاح السيد سامح شكري وزير الخارجية لمؤتمر الرابطة الدولية للتدريب على حفظ ...watch
Sep 17, 2017
 لقاء مع مدير مركز القاهرة الدولي على هامش استضافة المؤتمر السنوي لرابطة مراكز التدريب على حفظ ...watch
Sep 17, 2017
 التغطية الاعلامية لافتتاح السيد سامح شكري وزير الخارجية لمؤتمر الرابطة الدولية للتدريب على حفظ ...watch
Sep 17, 2017
 التغطية الاعلامية لافتتاح السيد سامح شكري وزير الخارجية لمؤتمر الرابطة الدولية للتدريب على حفظ ...watch
Sep 17, 2017
 التغطية الاعلامية للمؤتمر السنوي للرابطة الدولية لمراكز التدريب على حفظ ...watch
Sep 17, 2017
  التغطية الاعلامية لافتتاح السيد وزير الخارجية لمؤتمر الرابطة الدولية لمراكز التدريب على حفظ ...watch
Sep 17, 2017
 التغطية الاعلامية لافتتاح السيد سامح شكري وزير الخارجية لمؤتمر الرابطة الدولية للتدريب على حفظ ...watch
Sep 17, 2017
التغطية الاعلامية لمؤتمر الرابطة الدولية لمراكز التدريب على حفظ ...watch
Sep 17, 2017
التغطية الاعلامية لافتتاح السيد سامح شكري وزير الخارجية لمؤتمر الرابطة الدولية للتدريب على حفظ ...watch
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.