MONUSCO Pre-Deployment Training
Cairo, Egypt - CCCPA organized a pre-deployment training (PDT) for 67 Egyptian Troops joining the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) from 25-30 August 2018. The aim of the PDT is to train and prepare peacekeepers before their deployment to the mission in Congo. 
The training is held in collaboration between CCCPA and the Egyptian Ministry of Defense, in accordance with General Assembly resolution A/RES/49/37. Egypt’s total contribution to MONUSCO is 489 peacekeepers.

The training starts off with a presentation on the nature of conflict in the respective country, to make the course context-specific for the mission. The curriculum utilized in the training is based on the Core Pre- Deployment Training Material (CPTM), including UN peacekeeping principles, international humanitarian law and human rights, the rules of engagement, protection of civilians, the role of gender and women in peacekeeping, and preventing sexual exploitation and abuse. 
The MONUSCO mandate includes protecting civilians, humanitarian personnel, and human rights defenders threatened by physical violence; as well as supporting the government’s efforts to stabilize and consolidate peace and security. 

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