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.
21st Annual Conference of IAPTC, Brasilia, Brazil – 2015
The 21st Annual Conference of the IAPTC was held from 28 September to 1 October in Brasilia Brazil. The theme of the conference was "Enhancing the effectiveness of Training through Integration, Partnerships and Evaluation". The conference was attended by some 200 delegates, from 67 different organizations and 50 different countries.
22nd Annual Conference of IAPTC, Sarajevo, Bosnia Herzegovina – 2016 (www.psotc.org)
The 22nd Annual Conference of the IAPTC will be held from 26 to 30 September in Sarajevo, organized by PSOTC Bosnia, in partnership with the Bosnian Ministry of Defence and the Bosnian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, as well as with national embassies , NGO, civilian and academic organisations.
EC Meeting for 22nd Annual Conference
EC meeting for 22nd Annual Conference was held at Sarajevo from 16 May to 19 May 2016. The meeting was organized by PSOTC and it was attended by all the members of EC. The program for the Annual Conference scheduled from 26 Sep to 30 Sep 2016 was discussed in detail. The draft program has been uploaded for the information of all the members. Members are free to suggest Secretariat any additional thematic subject which they wish to include.