The International Association of Peacekeeping Training Centers was founded In Canada on July 2nd 1995, by the Pearson Peacekeeping Center. In 2005 responsibility for the continuity and general management of the IAPTC concept was transferred to the Centre for UN Peacekeeping in New Delhi as the CUNPK assumed the role of IAPTC Secretariat. The aim of the Association is to facilitate communication and exchange of information between peacekeeping and other related education and training centers and/or among people responsible for, and interested in training for peace and crisis management operations. 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 centers. It is expected that this exchange of information allows centers to minimize duplication in their efforts, facilitates cooperation in all aspects of education, training and research, and results in more effective and efficient operations in the field.
20th Annual Conference of IAPTC, Jakarta, Indonesia - 2014
The 20th Annual Conference of the IAPTC was held from 23 to 26 June 2014 at Jakarta, Indonesia. The theme of the conference was "Towards a Global Peacekeeping Training Architecture". The conference was attended by 175 delegates, from 96 different organizations and 49 different countries. The conference report was presented in late May to the meeting of the Executive Committee in Brasilia, and is posted to the Archives link on this site.
The 21st Annual Conference of the IAPTC will be held from 28 September to 02 October 2015 at the Melia Brazil 21 Hotel in Brasilia, Brazil. Participants can review the program on this site and on the host web site. More details on thematic discussion topics will be added to this site in early September. Participants are invited to prepare to contribute to discussions in the annual general meeting on several new issues, and these topics are included in the flag under New Items. More conference details can be found in http://www.ccopab.eb.mil.br/iaptc21brazil
The UN Hi-Level Panel on all aspects of Peacekeeping
The work and value of the International Association of Peacekeeping Training Centers is recognized in the UN’s High level panel report . Para 216 explicitly states that, in reference to a more global training partnership, “The United Nations should serve as a central point in coordinating a stronger global training partnership. Several essential building blocks are in place with the Secretariat’s Integrated Training Service and Member State-led groups such as the International Association of Peacekeeping Training Centres”