Egypt

Ministry of Foreign Affairs in cooperation with the Cairo Regional Center for Training on Conflict Resolution and Peacekeeping in Africa.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Egypt is responsible for representing Egypt on the international level and for dealing with foreign policy matters, including multilateral forums. The United Nations Division within the Ministry is responsible for following up on issues related to UN peace and security matters, peacekeeping and peacebuilding. The purpose of the Division is to contribute to the planning, conduct and evaluation of multidimensional peace operations from all its aspects. Further, the Division seeks to contribute to the policy development process on peacekeeping and to widen and strengthen dialogue among relevant international actors.

Egypt, through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Cairo Regional Centre for Training on Conflict Resolution and Peacekeeping in Africa (CCCPA) hosted the Challenges Forum International Strategic Seminar and Partners Meeting in February 2012 in Sharm El-Sheikh. Following the seminar, Egypt in cooperation with Sweden, co-hosted a seminar in New York on the preliminary findings during the opening day of the UN Special Committee on Peacekeeping Operations. The theme addressed was ‘Peace Operations Beyond the Horizon: Enabling Contributing Countries for the Future’.

The CCCPA was one of the co-chairs of the development of the Challenges Forum report ‘Considerations for Mission Leadership in United Nations Peacekeeping Operations’. Furthermore, Egypt regularly translates Challenges Forum reports and material into Arabic.