Recent News
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
Sep 04, 2019 - Sep 05, 2019
In the lead up to the 20th anniversary of the United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1325, the Cairo International Center for Conflict Resolution, Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding (CCCPA), acting in its capacity as the Secretariat of the Aswan Forum for Sustainable Peace and Development, to take place in Aswan, Egypt in December 2019, is hosting a workshop on 4-5 September 2019, titled: "Advancing the Implementation of the Women, Peace and Security Agenda in Africa Overcoming Challenges and Seizing Opportunities The workshop highlights the contribution of women as a powerful force for peace, which has long been ...more
Aug 28, 2019 - Aug 29, 2019
 Cairo, Egypt -- Upon assuming the Chairmanship of the African Union in February 2019, Egypt announced the launch of the Aswan Forum for Sustainable Peace and Development, as a high-level, multi-stakeholder platform to examine the interlinkages between the “sustaining peace” and “sustainable development” agendas. In his speech before the AU Summit, President Abdelfattah El-Sisi highlighted that “the spread of conflicts, brutality of terrorism, barbarity of extremism, climate change, severity of poverty, water scarcity and drought, combined are factors that force people to leave their homes. This urges us ...more
Aug 18, 2019 - Aug 26, 2019
 Cairo, Egypt - The Cairo International Center for Conflict Resolution, Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding (CCCPA) is organizing a Pre-Deployment Training (PDT) course for 110 Egyptian Peacekeeping forces joining the United Nations - African Union Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) from 18-26 August 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 UNAMID is 424. The ...more
Jul 28, 2019
Cairo, Egypt – The scale and complexity of the current crisis of forced migration, refugee flows, internal displacement and human trafficking is unprecedented. Conflicts, state collapse, protracted instability, and the erosion of the rule of law present traffickers and smugglers with opportunities to illegally profit. In 2017, human trafficking alone generated over 150 billion dollars worldwide in illicit financial flows. On the other hand, poverty, unemployment, and the lack of economic opportunity increase the propensity of crises-affected populations to accept risky survival strategies. In Africa, the twin challenge of human ...more
Jul 01, 2019
Cairo, Egypt - Migration and development are two deeply linked issues, with migration directly affecting the achievement of each sustainable development goal. As a result, mainstreaming migration into policy planning at the central and local levels, in all key sectors of governance, can not only enhance migration contributions to development, but can also ensure that the potential impact of migration is taken into consideration in sectoral policies. In the past decade, some countries around the world have mainstreamed migration into their national development plans, UN development assistance frameworks, and sectoral policies. ...more
Jun 20, 2019
Cairo, Egypt – CCCPA, in cooperation with the Egyptian Institute for Diplomatic Studies, organized a training course for junior Egyptian diplomats on “Facing the Media”, from 18-20 June 2019. The training aimed to enhance the skills of 13 junior Egyptian diplomats on effectively facing the media when conducting TV interviews and press conferences. It is specifically designed to introduce diplomats to the methods and strategies of interaction with the media, including how the media operates, verbal responses and delivering their messages succinctly. In this regard, training topics covered issues such as the preparing ...more
Jun 18, 2019
Cairo, Egypt – CCCPA hosted the signing ceremony of a cooperation framework with the United Nations Office of Rule of Law and Security Institutions (OROLSI) on 18 June 2019. The cooperation framework will enhance CCCPA-OROLSI cooperation in the areas of preventing radicalization and extremism leading to terrorism (PRELT) and disarmament, demobilization and reintegration (DDR). UN Assistant Secretary-General for Rule of Law and Security Institutions, Mr. Alexandre Zouev, expressed the UN’s gratitude and appreciation of Egypt’s significant contribution to UN peacekeeping as a top troop- and police-contributing ...more
Jun 18, 2019
Montreal, Canada – CCCPA participated in the annual meeting of the Challenges Forum from 9-12 June 2019. The meeting was organized by the Government of Canada and the International Secretariat of the Challenges Forum, under the theme “Action for Peacekeeping: Improving on Political Strategy, Peacebuilding, Mission Management and Transitioning to Enduring Peace”.  The meeting built on the recommendations of the previous annual meeting held in Stockholm, and focused on the implementation of the UN Secretary-General’s ‘Action for Peacekeeping’ (A4P) initiative. Specifically, it focused on the ...more
May 31, 2019
Cairo, Egypt - Egypt’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has officially announced the country’s development of its first National Action Plan (NAP) on the implementation of the Women, Peace and Security agenda. The announcement followed Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry’s meeting with Dr. Maya Morsi, President of the National Council for Women (NCW), on 21 May 2019, where they agreed on assigning CCCPA with the responsibility of drafting the plan with NCW, in cooperation with relevant State institutions. Coming in the lead up to the 20th anniversary of United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1325, the decision ...more
May 30, 2019
Cairo, Egypt - Under the auspices of President Abdelfattah el-Sisi and the supervision of the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, CCCPA has assumed the Secretariat of the Aswan Forum for Sustainable Peace and Development.   Grounded in “Agenda 2063: The Africa We Want”, the Inaugural Meeting of the Aswan Forum, will be held on 12-14 December 2019, under the title: “An Agenda for Sustainable Peace, Security and Development in Africa”.   Being the first platform of its kind to address the interlinkages between “sustaining peace” and “sustainable development” agendas, the Forum ...more
Recent Publications
Booklet on Preventing Sexual Exploitation & Abuse in Peacekeeping Operations
This booklet has been developed as a contribution to international efforts aimed at preventing sexual exploitation & abuse in peacekeeping operations. It is designed to inform and remind military contingent personnel (working at the tactical level) of the standards of behavior that are expected of them during the course of their deployment.
 
Cairo Roadmap for Enhancing Peacekeeping Performance
This Roadmap aims to advance the ongoing reform efforts by presenting concrete and actionable recommendations for the implementation of the Action for Peace. The recommendations take into consideration the primary objective of the Secretary-General’s initiative (and the Declaration of Shared Commitments): enhancing the performance and, consequently, the effectiveness of UN peacekeeping.
Reforming UN Peacekeeping
How Cairo views efforts at reforming United Nations’ peacekeeping, especially in the Middle East and Africa. 
 
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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.