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The International Association of Peacekeeping Training Centers was founded in Canada on July 2nd 1995 by the Pearson Peacekeeping Center (PPC). 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. Following the 22 nd annual conference in Sarajevo in 2016 the responsibilities of the Secretariat are to be assumed by the Cairo Center for Conflict Resolution and Peacekeeping in Africa(CCCPA).

The aim of the Association is to facilitate communication and exchange of information and best practices between peace operations and other related education and training centers, and/or among people responsible for, and involved in, training for peace and crisis management operations. The main activity of the Association is an annual conference, currently attended by more than 50 countries and 65-70 organizations. It is expected that this regular exchange of information and discussion of current training issues will help organizations to continue to improve education and training programs and to facilitate cooperation with others in all aspects of education, training and research, with resultant more effective and efficient operations in the field.

Readers of this web site are strongly encouraged to look at the IAPTC Power Point link on this site for a great deal more information about the Association and its annual conference.

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 (

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.