Recent News
Apr 17, 2019
Cairo, Egypt - CCCPA held a pre-deployment training (PDT) for Egyptian military peacekeepers who will be joining the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA). 131 military peacekeepers attended the training from 7-16 April 2019. To date, Egypt’s total contribution to MINUSCA is 1,169 peacekeepers.   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, ...more
Apr 15, 2019
Cairo, Egypt – CCCPA hosted the signing ceremony of a new phase of cooperation with the Government of Japan and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on 14 April 2019. The new agreement marks the fifth phase of the project, “Consolidating Peace, Security and Stability in Africa”, initially launched in 2009.    The ceremony was attended by H.E. Masaki Noke, Ambassador of Japan to the Arab Republic of Egypt; H.E. Ambassador Soha Gendi, Director of the Department of International Cooperation for Development of the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Ms. Randa Aboul-Hosn, UNDP Country Director; and ...more
Apr 03, 2019
Cairo, Egypt - CCCPA organized a pre-deployment training (PDT) for Egyptian military peacekeepers who will be joining the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA). 182 military peacekeepers attended the training from 17-27 March 2019. To date, Egypt’s total contribution to MINUSCA is 1,169 peacekeepers.   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
Apr 03, 2019
The contribution of women as powerful agents for peace has long been acknowledged. The landmark United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1325 on Women, Peace and Security, adopted in 2000, acknowledged not only the differentiated impact of conflict on women and girls, but also women's significant role in conflict prevention and resolution, peacekeeping, and peacebuilding. It paved the way for eight subsequent resolutions that address barriers to women’s effective participation, as well as the protection and rights across the conflict cycle. The resolutions collectively make up the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) ...more
Apr 03, 2019
New York - CCCPA and the Permanent Mission of the Arab Republic of Egypt to the United Nations--in cooperation with the permanent missions of the Republic of Mali and the Kingdom of Sweden--organized a luncheon discussion on “Enhancing the Performance of United Nations Peacekeeping: From Shared Political Commitments to a Joint Implementation Framework”, at the UN Headquarters on 26 March 2019. The luncheon, which took place three days ahead of the UN Ministerial Conference on “Uniformed Capabilities, Performance and Protection”, addressed key issues related to the performance and effectiveness of peacekeeping ...more
Mar 25, 2019
Cairo, Egypt – Today’s Peacekeeping missions are facing increasing pressure to adapt to riskier and more volatile environments. This is particularly true in Africa and the Arab world, where most peacekeeping missions are deployed. As a result, significant efforts are already underway in the United Nations (UN) to reform the peace and security architecture, and to make peacekeeping more fit for purpose. The Secretary-General’s “Action for Peacekeeping (A4P)” initiative was followed by the broadly endorsed “Declaration of Shared Commitments on UN Peacekeeping Operations”, which aimed at renewing ...more
Mar 14, 2019
Pretoria, South Africa – CCCPA participated in the third Challenges Forum Leadership Toolkit Report Back Workshop organized by the Institute for Security Studies (ISS) on 6-7 March 2019. The  aim of the workshop was to report back and discuss the progress achieved in updating the Considerations for Mission Leadership in United Nations Peacekeeping Operations (2010).   CCCPA and Australian Civil-Military Centre (ACMC) are the co-chairs of Task Force 2, responsible for reviewing and updating the chapters related to the primacy of politics and sustaining peace. Building on the 2008 United Nations Principles and Guidelines ...more
Mar 13, 2019
CCCPA and the Folke Bernadotte Academy (FBA) of Sweden joined hands to conduct a foundational training course on Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration (DDR) for African professionals.    The training, which took place from 10-16 March 2019, brought together 23 participants, including representatives of national DDR commissions, and government ministries from 11 African countries (Egypt, Cameroon, Chad, Republic of Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Niger, Burkina Faso, South Sudan, Sudan, Rwanda and Nigeria), as well as representatives from peacekeeping operations and regional organizations, most notably the ...more
Mar 04, 2019
Cairo, Egypt – Acts of sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA) is a breach of the trust bestowed on peacekeepers. They contravene the values of protection that underpin peacekeeping and undermine, not only the operational effectiveness of UN peacekeeping mission and the safety of its members but also--and equally important--the credibility of the United Nations (UN) and the entire peacekeeping enterprise.    As a top troop and police contributing country, Egypt has been a staunch supporter of the UN zero-tolerance policy on SEA in peacekeeping operations. In 2018, it played an important role in the development and passage of ...more
Mar 04, 2019
Lima, Peru – In its capacity as the Past President and the current Secretariat of the International Association of Peacekeeping Training Centres (IAPTC), CCCPA participated in the Association’s Executive Committee meeting, held on 20-22 February 2019. The meeting aimed to set the strategic plan for the coming year, and discuss the overall management of the Association. CCCPA delivered a presentation–in its capacity as the Secretariat of the IAPTC–about progress of work and future plans to strengthen the concept of the IAPTC.   Organized by the Peruvian Peacekeeping Training Center (CECOPAZ), host of the ...more
Feb 05, 2019
Stockholm, Sweden - For thirty years, disarmament, demobilization and reintegration (DDR) has been an important tool in preventing the relapse to conflict and paving a pathway for conflict-ridden societies to consolidate their hardly won peace gains. All current DDR efforts are informed by the Integrated DDR Standards (IDDRS).    Developed in 2006, the IDDRS are a series of user-friendly policies, guidelines and procedures compiled over the years since the very first DDR program took place in Central America in 1989. The IDDRS distill the lessons learned from this accumulated experience in the design, management and ...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 ...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.