Cairo, Egypt - CCCPA conducted a pre-deployment training (PDT) course for Egyptian peacekeepers who will be joining the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO). The training took place from 18-28 February 2018. The PDT was held in close collaboration between CCCPA and the Egyptian Ministry of Defense in accordance with General Assembly Resolution A/RES/49/37.
As conflicts become more complex, training is not only vital, but a pre-requisite for all success of peacekeeping missions. This could not be truer than in the case of Egypt--a top troop and police contributing country.
The curriculum 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; the role of gender and women in peacekeeping; and rules of engagement.
The training is part of the project "Consolidating Peace, Security and Stability in Africa – 3 (2017-2018)”, implemented by CCCPA, in cooperation with the Government of Japan, and in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).