Recent News
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
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
Recent Publications
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
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. 
 
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.