The Annual Conference

The aim of the Annual Conference is to provide its members with a forum for discussion of specific topical issues related to peace operations, and to provide a venue for the Association’s Annual General Meeting. There have been thirteen of these to date:

1995 – Inaugural meeting hosted by the PPC in Nova Scotia, Canada
1996 – Scuola Superiore S. Anna, Pisa, Italy
1997 – Foundation for International Studies, Valletta, Malta
1998 – Norwegian Institute of International Affairs, Oslo, Norway
1999 – Pearson Peacekeeping Centre, Canada
2000 – African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes, South Africa
2001 – United Nations University, Tokyo, Japan
2002 – CAECOPAZ, Buenos Aires, Argentina
2003 – Wertheim Police Academy, Germany
2004 – Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre, Ghana
2005 – Centre for United Nations Peacekeeping, New Delhi, India
2006 – CECOPAZ, Santiago, Chile
2007 – Folke Bernadotte Academy, Stockholm, Sweden
2008 – National Defence College, Abuja, Nigeria
2009 – Australian Defence Force and Australian Federal Police, Sydney, Australia
2010 – Bangladesh Institute of Peace Support Operations Trg, Dhaka, Bangladesh
2011 – US Army Peacekeeping & Stability Operations Institute (PKSOI), Carlisle, Pennsylvania (USA)
2012 – Crisis Management Centre (CMC), Finland
2013 – the Bangladesh Institute of Peace Support Operation Training (BIPSOT),Bangladesh
2014 – The Indonesian National Defence Forces Peacekeeping Center (INDF PKC), Indonesia
2015 – The Centro Conjunto de Operações de Paz do Brasil (CCOPAB),Brazil
2016 – Peace Support Operations Training Center (PSOTC), Bosnia and Herzegovina

23rd Annual Conference Of IAPTC, Cairo, Egypt – 2017 
The 23rd Annual Conference of the IAPTC was held in Cairo, Egypt, from 11-14 September 2017. The Conference was organized by the Cairo International Centre for Conflict Resolution, Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding(CCCPA)--Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs--in partnership with the Egyptian Ministry of Defense and the Egyptian Ministry of Interior. The decision was taken during the 21st Annual Conference, held in Brasilia in September 2015.

22nd Annual Conference of IAPTC, Sarajevo, Bosnia Herzegovina – 2016 
The 22nd Annual Conference of the IAPTC was 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.

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.
The Cairo International Center for Conflict Resolution, Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding (CCCPA)
11-14 September 2017 
Integrated Peacekeeping Training for Complex Environments
Detailed Program Title

AGM Minutes of the 23rd Annual Conference
AGM Minutes of the 23rd Annual Conference

23rd IAPTC Annual Conference-Egypt- Ideas Bazaar

Day 1 - Plenary & Back Briefs

Day 2 - Plenary

Day 3 - Plenary & Back Briefs

23rd IAPTC Annual Conference-Egypt- Breakout Sessions
New Zealand
The New Zealand Defense Force
1-4 October 2018
 Innovative Capacity Building For Effective Peace Operations.
Summarized Report of the 24th Annual Conference

AGM Minutes of the 24th Annual Conference
AGM Minutes of the 24th Annual Conference

Pedagogy Report
Pedagogy Report
The 25th Annual Conference of the IAPTC
6 - 10 October 2019
Training for Effective Peace Operations: Renewing Commitments and Advancing Partnerships
Outline Program

To register, please visit the conference website
The registration is open until 26 September 2019.
For any inquiries related to the conference registration, personalized invitations, logistical or administrative arrangements, please contact the host team on
Open Invitation Letter
Open Invitation Letter

Administrative Note
Administrative Note

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