Tue, 15 Dec 2020 - 01:59 GMT
Egyptian Armed Forces organizing training course for elements joining UN peacekeeping forces in Mali on December 15, 2020. Press Photo
CAIRO – 15 December 2020: The Egyptian Armed Forces organized a training course for its elements, who will head to Mali to join the United Nations Peacekeeping Forces, in collaboration with Cairo International Center for Conflict Resolution, Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding (CCCPA) affiliated to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The training course included lectures on the role of Egypt in peacekeeping; principles of international human rights law; protection of civilians in armed conflict zones; conflict in Mali; rules peacekeeping elements must abide by; and risks of COVID-19 infection in the work environment.
In a similar context, Egypt was re-elected member of the United Nations Peacebuilding Commission (PBC) on Monday as it received 170 votes out of 193 in the ballot held by the General Assembly (UNGA) on five seats for 2021/2022.
"The PBC is an intergovernmental advisory body that supports peace efforts in conflict affected countries," as indicated on the United Nations website. The commission comprises 31 members, and Egypt served for a two-year term that expires on December 31, 2020.