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Kia ora koutou katoa. Greetings to you all.
New Zealand is pleased to be hosting the International Association of Peacekeeping Training Centres’ 24th Annual Conference.
We look forward to welcoming you to Aotearoa, New Zealand, ‘Land of the Long White Cloud’.
You will be hosted by the New Zealand Defence Force, who has partnered with the New Zealand Police, Ministry of Defence, and Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
Aotearoa, ‘Land of the Long White Cloud’
SkyCity Convention Centre
The conference will be held in Auckland at the SkyCity Convention Centre, Monday 1 to Thursday 4 October 2018.
The theme for the conference will focus on ‘Innovative Capacity Building for Effective Peace Operations’.
This conference is an open and global forum for military, police, civilian trainers, planners and academics who have an interest or stake in training individuals and/or contingents to be effective responders when deployed for peace operations and related crisis situations.
The conference encourages sharing perspectives, values open dialogue, and supports initiatives that generate increased capacity and improved operational practices. It will:
World class speakers.
Embrace New Ways of Thinking
Conference meeting formats that maximise networking and learning.
Support efforts to shape, motivate, and deliver training for operations.
For the first time, the IAPTC annual conference will be preceded by a United Nations New York, police-specific one day programme; this will be held on Sunday 30 September. Police who register for the IAPTC 24th Annual Conference will automatically be registered for this event.
Finally, your visit will be a once-in- a-lifetime opportunity to experience our unique Kiwi culture and hospitality.
Nau mai, haere mai, ki Aotearoa. Welcome to New Zealand.
Monday 1 October
Speakers will focus on capacity building, including the keynote speaker who will set the scene for the conference. Adult learning methodologies will be examined, and delegates will enjoy an evening welcome reception and Maori cultural experience.
Tuesday 2 October
Looking at the contemporary peacekeeping environment, speakers will discuss protecting culturally significant property, community engagement and dealing with radicalisation and extremism.
Wednesday 3 October
The Police Strategic Guidance Framework will be discussed, followed by the role of female peacekeepers. Various breakout sessions are in the afternoon, followed by a session on ethics, conduct and discipline.
Thursday 4 October
Lessons learned from recent international joint training exercises will be shared, as well as examining security within missions. The AGM will be held and the conference wraps up with a closing ceremony and handing over of the IAPTC Presidency.