Cairo, Egypt - CCCPA conducted its second pre-deployment training (PDT) course for Egyptian peacekeepers joining the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA). The training took place from 14-22 May 2017; the previous training took place in March. 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 - 2016”, implemented by CCCPA, in cooperation with the Government of Japan, and in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
Photo credit: Press photo/Official page of the Egyptian Interior Ministry