1. Name. The
name of the association is , “Association
of Asia-Pacific Peace Operations Training Centers (AAPTC)”.
2. Purpose. In
the framework of the UN conceptual objectives referring to the execution of
measures for cooperation in peacekeeping education and training, AAPTC is
created to promote better efficiency and efficacy in the preparation of
personnel appointed for UN operations. The AAPTC is an entity conformed with
the centres and government institutions of the Asia-Pacific region dedicated
mainly to train and educate members of national armed forces and security
forces and civilian personnel appointed to participate in peace keeping
operation under UN mandate.
3. Aim and Objectives.
a. To promulgate an understanding of
training standards developed by the UN DPKO ITS and to encourage their
b. To promote the exchange of information
and experiences among training institutions regarding different training
c. To facilitate the ability of peace
keeping training centres to dialogue with each other as a matter of routine.
d. To facilitates the efforts to harmonize
the doctrine, training and research efforts of the various members.
e. To identify emerging UN training
requirements flowing from relevant policy matters.
f. To enhance effective cooperation and
networking between different training institutions in the region.
g. To promote understanding of the different
institutional perspectives and organizational cultures present among military,
police and civil components in peace operation.
a. AAPTC is an open and voluntary
association of centers and institutions working in the Asia-Pacific Region
whose principle core of activity or function is engaged in peacekeeping
research, education and training.
b. Entities out of Asia-Pacific Region will
be considered as Observer, which on the successive would be invited or request
to integrate the Association as member.
c. Invitees can also be part of an
association, those governmental and non-governmental academic organizations
associated with peacekeeping education and training that could be invited by
the Association or manifest as interest to participate.
d. All member organizations will have the
right to vote but Observer and Invitees will not have any right to vote.
e. Those participating in the annual
conference shall be considered as the active / current member for the AAPTC.
5. General Meeting. The
assembly will be plenary and resolute, and it will represent the maximum
authority on all the activities conducted by the Association. In addition, it
will be responsible to establish its objectives and policies. These policies
will be put into practice by the Executive Committee. The Association will hold
a general meeting annually. The venue, date, agenda and theme of the meeting
will be decided after consultation between members and the Secretariat.
6. Standard Agenda of the General Meeting. Over
and above any other items to be decided by the Annual General Meeting, the
following shall be on the standard agenda:
discussion for the year.
reports on annual activities.
for planned courses.
of the AAPTC Annual General Meeting.
on the date and venue of the next meeting.
7. Directive Body. The
Association Directive Body will be composed of the Chairperson, the Executive
Committee, the Secretariat and hosts for next two years. This will have the
function to coordinate the operation and the relationships among its members.
8. Chairperson. The
Chairperson of the association shall be nominated from the association active
members. The term of the Chairperson will be one year. The Chairperson will be
from the organization hosting that year’s annual general meeting. The
Chairperson-Elect will be from the organization that will host the next year’s
annual general meeting. It shall rotate among the active members of the
association in alphabetical order by country. Should a country decline a
nomination during their appointed year, the next country alphabetically will be
offered the nomination. If, subsequently the country that declined chooses to
host at a later year, the chairmanship will return to them and then skip the
next country. The responsibilities are:
for and chairing the meeting,
the activities of the Association and;
with assistance from the Secretariat, the Annual General Meeting.
9. AAPTC Executive Committee. The
AAPTC Executive Committee supports the Chairperson and will consist of the
representative from UNDPKO
of the Secretariat
representative from civil-military organizations / institutions
responsibilities will be:
and assist the Chairperson of the Association in his / her executive tasks.
b. Put into action the Association’s
programmes according to the decisions adopted by the Annual General Meeting.
c. Recommend to the Annual General Meeting
on the topics to cover during the future sessions.
the Association members informed about the activities.
e. Propose modification to the articles of
the Association if at least one third of the member requests it.
f. Conduct a preparatory meeting before the
Annual General Meeting and when they feel necessary.
10. AAPTC Secretariat. The Association will at every 3rd
Annual General Meeting, entrust its day-to-day operations to a member
organization. The Secretariat will take the responsibilities on all the
administrative and organizational tasks related to the normal Association
function, keeping documentation, updating web site, as well as any other
function established by the Chairperson and/or AGM, inside their competencies.
The host for the Annual General Meeting will be responsible for providing the
Secretary pro tempore.
11. Reforms. Changes or amendments to these Articles
will be proposed by the Chairperson through Executive Committee by the request
of one third members which will be approved at the Annual General Meeting.
12. Funding. The
expenditures will be dealt by the following terms:
a. The organisation hosting the Annual
General Meeting shall be responsible for all aspects of hosting the Annual
General Meeting in accordance with the theme set out at the Annual General
Meeting, except for:
(1) Transportation cost of participants to
reach the destination for the Annual General Meeting,
(2) Accommodation and communications
associated costs of participating members,
medical and dental associated costs beyond first aid.
b. All the expenditure stated in paragraph
12.a.(1)-(4) will be the responsibility of individual participants.
13. Language. The Annual General Meeting and all
documents, publications, web pages etc of the Association will be communicated