Three Pre-Deployment Trainings for Egyptian Peacekeepers
01 October 2017
Cairo, Egypt - CCCPA conducted three pre-deployment training courses for more than 500 Egyptian peacekeepers joining the United Nations–African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID), the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO), and the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA). The trainings were held, in cooperation with the Egyptian Ministry of Defense, and in accordance with General Assembly Resolution A/RES/49/37 on 31 July-8 August, 20-28 August and 24 September–01 October 2017, respectively.
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.
PDT refers to generic, specialized and, where appropriate, mission-specific peacekeeping training that is based on United Nations standards and takes place prior to deployment to a UN-led mission. Trainings are delivered by Member States to military and police personnel/units in their home country. CCCPA trainings are based on UN Peacekeeping Pre-Deployment Training Standards (PDTS), and cover 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 trainings are 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 Program (UNDP).
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