Cairo, Egypt – CCCPA conducted two pre-deployment trainings in September 2019. The first training (from 9-19 September) saw the attendance of 110 Egyptian peacekeepers who will be joining the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA). The second training (from 22-26 September) was held for 71 Egyptian peacekeepers who will be joining the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA). The trainings were implemented in cooperation with the Egyptian Ministry of Defense, in accordance with General Assembly Resolution A/RES/49/37.
As at 30 July 2019, Egypt’s total troop and police peacekeeping contribution amounted to 1,140 peacekeepers in MINUSCA and 1,219 peacekeepers in MINUSMA.
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; and preventing sexual exploitation and abuse.
Pre-deployment trainings come under the current CCCPA project "Consolidating Peace, Security and Stability in Africa – V (2019-2020)”. The project is financed by the Government of Japan in partnership with UNDP.
Photo credit: MINUSCA/Igor Rugwiza