Cairo, Egypt - CCCPA conducted three consecutive UN pre-deployment trainings (PDT) for Egyptian peacekeeping forces. The troops will be joining the African Union/United Nations Hybrid operation in Darfur (UNAMID), the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) and the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO). The trainings, which ran from 5 August through to 25 August 2018, were held in close collaboration between the Center and the Egyptian Ministry of Defense, in accordance with General Assembly resolution A/RES/49/37.
The curriculum for the trainings is based on UN Peacekeeping PDT Standards and covers topics such as UN peacekeeping operation principles; protection of civilians, the nature of conflict in the respective country; international humanitarian law and human rights; and preventing sexual exploitation and abuse.
Pre-deployment trainings come under the current CCCPA project "Consolidating Peace, Security and Stability in Africa – 3 (2017-2018)”. The project is financed by the Government of Japan in partnership with UNDP.
Photo Credit: Press photo/Official page of the Egyptian Interior Ministry