Association of Asia-Pacific Peace Operations Training Centers (AAPTC)
Annual General Meeting
01–04 August 2010
AAPTC step forwarding conference was held in Kathmandu, Nepal from 01–04 August 2010. The name of the conference was ‘The Peacekeeping Training Center Commandants Conference 2010’. This conference was jointly organized by the Nepalese Army Department of Peacekeeping Operations, Birendra Peace Operations Training Centre (BPOTC) and United States Pacific Command (USPACOM) J722 Global Peace Operation Initiative (GPOI). The theme of the conference was “Methods and Means of Achieving Cooperative Objectives”.
Commandants of Peacekeeping training centres from 11 member countries like Bangladesh, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mongolia, Nepal, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand and USA attended the conference.
This conference provided an opportunity for PKO training practitioners to discuss areas of mutual interests and cooperation. The conference and discussion sessions gave the participating members the opportunity to interact with each other more closely and know in details. The discussion sessions also came up with beneficial and forward-looking decisions, which can positively enhance the capacity building of member countries through a common forum like AAPTC