Esteemed Members of the International Association of Peacekeeping Training Centers (IAPTC), Colleagues and Partners - Warm Greetings.
On behalf of the Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh and Bangladesh Army, let me have the honor and privilege to welcome you all to attend the 26th Annual Conference of the IAPTC. The event will be held at the Bangladesh Institute of Peace Support Operation Training (BIPSOT), Dhaka, Bangladesh from 31 October to 04 November 2022. I express my sincere gratitude to the Executive Committee of the IAPTC for having the trust and confidence on BIPSOT to host this mega event for the 3rd time. With the motto ‘Promoters of Peace,’ this premier institution has already established its footprint as a global ‘Center of Excellence’ for peace operations training and capacity building. We, in collaboration with the IAPTC Executive Committee and the Secretariat; concerned agencies of the Government of Bangladesh; Bangladesh Army and other associated partners, vow to make this event a great success.
Since inception in 1995, the IAPTC has been providing a global platform for international organizations, training institutions, centers, Government and Non-Government Organizations associated with peacekeeping and peacebuilding. I strongly believe that the 26th Annual Conference will provide a unique opportunity for in-person interaction, exchange of views and best practices, and reinvigorating our connections that was hindered due to the devastation of COVID 19 Pandemic. I gratefully thank the IAPTC Executive Committee for selecting a time-worthy theme for the 26th Annual Conference, which is ‘Peace Operations in the Digital Era – Opportunities and Challenges for the Global Training Community’. I am equally indebted to all those Guest Speakers, who volunteered to share their wisdom and insight with the participants on few of the most contemporary and critical issues related to today’s peacekeeping initiatives.
I would humbly request all concerned to go through the detailed information and guidelines mentioned in the Administrative Note, and complete the Registration Process by accessing the Conference Website at www.26iaptc.bipsot.net . Please feel free to contact us at email@example.com for any queries.
BIPSOT and all members of the IAPTC Executive Committee are eagerly waiting to welcome you all for an in-person reunion at BIPSOT, Bangladesh. I would earnestly request all concerned to come to Bangladesh, relish the traditional hospitality, and also actively contribute in the 26th IAPTC Annual Conference.
A S M RIDWANUR RAHMAN
Commandant BIPSOT and IAPTC President Designate