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.
19th Annual Conference of IAPTC, Dhaka, Bangladesh
The 19th Annual Conference of the IAPTC was held from 28 to 31 October 2013 at Bangladesh Institute for Peace Support Operations Training (BIPSOT). The theme of the conference was “Coping With Change: Leveraging Regional Education and Training Capabilities for Effective Multidimensional Peace Operations”. The conference was attended by 167 delegates from 41 different countries. The conference report is available in the Archives link on this site.
20th Annual Conference of IAPTC, Jakarta, Indonesia - 2014
The 20th Annual Conference of the IAPTC was held from 23 to 26 June 2013 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 will be presented in late May during the meeting of the Executive Committee in Brasilia, and will be then posted to the Archives link on this site.
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. More details can be found in http://www.ccopab.eb.mil.br