Recent News
May 13, 2019
Cairo, Egypt – CCCPA hosted the signing ceremony of the cooperation agreement with the Government of Switzerland and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on “Enhancing Peace, Security and Stability in Africa”.    The ceremony was attended by H.E. Paul Garnier, Ambassador of Switzerland to Egypt; Ms. Randa Aboul-Hosn, UNDP Resident Representative; and CCCPA Director General Ashraf Swelam. Also, in attendance was Ms. Corinne Henchoz Pignani, Head of the Office for International Cooperation of the Swiss Embassy in Egypt.   In line with the priorities of the Egyptian Chairmanship of ...more
May 08, 2019
Cairo, Egypt - In continuation of Egypt’s strong commitment to the implementation of the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) agenda, the country’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York announced the decision of the Government of Egypt to develop the country’s first national action plan (NAP) on the implementation of UNSCR 1325 and subsequent resolutions. The Cairo Center was assigned the responsibility of leading this effort, in coordination with the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA), the Egyptian National Council for Women (NCW) and other national entities. Coming in the lead up to the 20th ...more
Apr 29, 2019
Belgrade, Serbia - CCCPA and the Embassy of the Arab Republic of Egypt in Serbia participated in the 7th Annual Meeting of the European Association of Peace Operations Training Centers (EAPTC), organized by the Conflux Center for Intercultural Dialogue and Mediation, from 16-18 April 2019.   The meeting offered a platform to discuss aligning peacekeeping training to the new and emerging operational needs, in light of the ongoing efforts to reform peacekeeping. The main objective is adapting training to make peace operations safer and more effective, with well-equipped and well-trained forces.   Participants discussed several ...more
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
Nov 23, 2018
Cairo, Egypt - Today’s Peacekeeping missions are facing increasing pressure to adapt to riskier and more volatile environments. This is particularly relevant in Africa and the Arab world where the majority of peacekeeping missions are deployed. While recent reform initiatives have focused on strengthening uniformed capabilities, the operational realities on the ground call for a review of ‘whole-of-mission’ performance to ensure better design and delivery of peacekeeping, from mandate to exit. Significant efforts are currently taking place in the UN to reform the peace and security architecture, and to make peacekeeping ...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.