The 23rd conference of the International Association of Peacekeeping Training Centres (IAPTC) took place in Cairo, Egypt, between 10 and 15 September 2017. The event was hosted by CCCPA, the Cairo International Center for Conflict Resolution, Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding. Around 270 participants, of 50 nationalities and representing 110 organisations, attended the event.
With the adoption of the new 'EU Policy on Training for CSDP' on 3 April 2017, appropriate training has become mandatory for all future staff prior to deployment, including seconded and contracted personnel.
Together with the principle of duty of care, training is a key component of any systematic approach to managing organisation's responsibility to care for personnel deployed abroad. Training and deployment are therefore interconnected.
Today, the new Ambassador of the European Union to Myanmar, Mr Kristian SCHMIDT, handed over his credentials to the President of the Union of Myanmar, U Htin Kyaw, at the presidential palace in Nay Pyi Taw.
Michel Servoz, the Director General of EMPL at the European Commission was in Abu Dhabi this week attending the 2017 Ministers TVET Summit organised on the occasion of the 44th WorldSkills Competition, where he shared the importance of investing in skills and the changing dynamics of the work place.