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CCCPA Organizing High-Level Workshop on Arab Perspectives on the Future of UN Peace and Security Architecture
29 January 2016

CCCPA will organize a High-Level Workshop on 1-2 March 2016 in Cairo, titled “Arab Perspectives on the Future of the UN Peace and Security Architecture: Towards a Timely, Collective and Effective Response”.

The Workshop is being organized in partnership with the Office of the President of the UN General Assembly and the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and is part of the preparatory discussions aimed at informing the High-Level Thematic Debate of the General Assembly that the President of the Assembly, Mogens Lykketoft, has taken the initiative to organize on 10-11 May 2016 on “UN, Peace and Security”. Specifically, the Workshop will provide participants with an opportunity to reflect on the recommendations of the recent reviews of UN peacekeeping operations and peacebuilding architecture, identify synergies, bridge gaps, and ease tensions, with the ultimate objective of identifying priority areas and presenting suggestions for systematic and realistic reforms at the UN that garner the support of the majority of its members. Discussions will touch upon important topics such as ‘Building on the Synergies and Bridging the Gaps of UN Reviews’; ‘The Primacy of Politics: From Preventing Conflict to Sustaining Peace’; ‘Trilateral Cooperation: Enhancing the Role of Troop and Police Contributing Countries from Mandate to Exit’; and ‘Enhancing National Ownership: Responding to the Real Needs’.

The High-Level Workshop will bring together the President of the General Assembly; senior officials from member states of the League of Arab States; members of the review panels of the UN peacekeeping missions and peacebuilding architecture; Arab think tanks; and eminent experts and scholars.

The Workshop comes as a natural extension of CCCPA’s role as a voice of the global south in consequential debates about the future of the UN peace and security architecture. In November 2014, the Center - in collaboration with the UN Peacebuilding Support Office (PBSO) and the Peacebuilding Commission (PBC) - hosted an international workshop on “Regional Aspects of Peacebuilding: Identifying Gaps, Challenges and Opportunities”; and in March 2015, it hosted the “MENA Consultations of the High Level Independent Panel on Peacekeeping Operations”.

For more information, please contact Ms. Esraa Saied at

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