The International Association of Peacekeeping Training Centres was founded in Canada on July 2, 1995, at the Pearson Peacekeeping Centre. In October 2005, the responsibility for the Secretariat was transferred to the Centre for UN Peacekeeping in New Delhi. The aim of the Association is to facilitate communication and exchange of information between peacekeeping and other related training centres and/or among people responsible for, and interested in, peacekeeping training. Peacekeeping Trainers and Educators use this information to avoid problems already encountered by others, promote well-tested practices, and provide information or offer services to those countries that do not have training centres. It is hoped that this exchange of information will allow centres to minimize duplication in their efforts, and lead to further specialization and sharing of responsibilities.
18th IAPTC Annual Conference 2012, Helsinki, Finland
The 18th Annual Conference was held from 17-20 September at Helsinki, Finland. The Conference was co-hosted by Crisis Management Center (CMC), Finland and the Finnish Defence Forces International Center (FINCENT). The conference hinged itself on the theme of Effective Peacekeeping and Peace Building - Challenges for the Training Community. 207 participants from 48 countries attended the conference, which is so far the largest participation in the history of IAPTC. The Nouveau enthusiasm and increased participation further signifies that the IAPTC grows from strength to strength with each passing year.
Participation in the IAPTC Annual Conference
Membership in the IAPTC is open to individuals, agencies and organizations engaged in peacekeeping research, education and training. Those participating in the annual conference shall be considered the current membership for the IAPTC.
Participation in an IAPTC annual conference is intended to include management or staff from organizations with a responsibility for the education and training of individuals or groups preparing for peace, crisis response or humanitarian operations - military, police, civilian, joint or academic; or are engaged in research activity related to such education and training; or, hold positions of responsibility for such education, training and research in government, international and regional organisations, UN Agencies, or in NGOs with a demonstrated interest in peacekeeping training "
19th IAPTC Annual Conference 2013, Cairo, Egypt
19th IAPTC, 2013 will be hosted by Cairo Regional Center for Training on Conflict Resolution and Peacekeeping in Africa (CCCPA) at Cairo, Egypt. The Annual Conference of the IAPTC will be held from 28-31 October 2013 at Cairo, Egypt. The Executive Committee's Planning Meeting was held from 08 to 10 April 2013 at CCCPA, Cairo. For more information on the upcoming 19th Annual Conference, please follow the link www.cairopeacekeeping.org
Theme for 19th IAPTC Annual Conference 2013
Executive Committee received 12 themes from the esteemed members of the IAPTC. Executive Committee after due deliberations and giving due weight-age to three prominent issues, that is Change, Multidimensional and Regional issues, decided on the following as the theme of the 19th IAPTC- "Coping With Change: Leveraging Regional Education and Training Capabilities for Effective Multidimensional Peace Operations"
Host for 20th IAPTC, 2014
Indonesia Defence Forces Peacekeeping Center, Jakarta, Indonesia will be hosting the 20th Annual Conference of the IAPTC. The conference will be held in the month of July 2014. More details will be informed to the members in due course of time.
Host for 21st IAPTC, 2015
As per the regional rotational policy, the 21st IAPTC is scheduled to be held in the Americas. Interested Member Institutions from Americas are invited to inform the secretariat of any offers to host 2015 Annual Conference of the IAPTC.