Recent News
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
Sep 04, 2019 - Sep 05, 2019
Cairo, Egypt - In the lead up to the 20th anniversary of the United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1325, CCCPA, acting in its capacity as the Secretariat of the Aswan Forum for Sustainable Peace and Development (set to take place in Aswan, Egypt on 11-12 December 2019) hosted a workshop titled: "Advancing the Implementation of the Women, Peace and Security Agenda in Africa Overcoming Challenges and Seizing Opportunities", on 4-5 September 2019.  The workshop highlights the contribution of women as a powerful force for peace, which has long been acknowledged. The UNSC landmark resolution 1325 (2000) not only ...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 to ...more
Aug 18, 2019 - Aug 26, 2019
Cairo, Egypt - CCCPA organized 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 peacekeepers. The training starts off with a context-specific presentation on the nature of conflict in ...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
Training Activities
Oct 13, 2019 - Oct 24, 2019
CCCPA is organizing a United Nations Comprehensive Protection of Civilians Training of Trainers Course (UN CPOC) in partnership with the Integrated Training Service (ITS) of the UN Department of Peace Operations (DPO). The aim of the course is to familiarize African military trainers with the Specialized Training Material on CPOC to enhance the capacity of African member states in delivering UN-required protection of civilians training for uniformed personnel deploying to peacekeeping operations, particularly in challenging environments where protection of civilians is mandated by the UN Security ...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. 
دور مــصــر فــي تــعــزيــز بـنـيـة الــســلــم الأمن الإفريقية
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
Sep 17, 2017
 التغطية الاعلامية لافتتاح السيد سامح شكري وزير الخارجية لمؤتمر الرابطة الدولية للتدريب على حفظ
Sep 17, 2017
 لقاء مع مدير مركز القاهرة الدولي على هامش استضافة المؤتمر السنوي لرابطة مراكز التدريب على حفظ
Sep 17, 2017
 التغطية الاعلامية لافتتاح السيد سامح شكري وزير الخارجية لمؤتمر الرابطة الدولية للتدريب على حفظ
Sep 17, 2017
 التغطية الاعلامية لافتتاح السيد سامح شكري وزير الخارجية لمؤتمر الرابطة الدولية للتدريب على حفظ
Sep 17, 2017
 التغطية الاعلامية للمؤتمر السنوي للرابطة الدولية لمراكز التدريب على حفظ
Sep 17, 2017
  التغطية الاعلامية لافتتاح السيد وزير الخارجية لمؤتمر الرابطة الدولية لمراكز التدريب على حفظ
Sep 17, 2017
 التغطية الاعلامية لافتتاح السيد سامح شكري وزير الخارجية لمؤتمر الرابطة الدولية للتدريب على حفظ
Sep 17, 2017
التغطية الاعلامية لمؤتمر الرابطة الدولية لمراكز التدريب على حفظ
Sep 17, 2017
التغطية الاعلامية لافتتاح السيد سامح شكري وزير الخارجية لمؤتمر الرابطة الدولية للتدريب على حفظ
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.