MISSION

To impart specialized multifaceted training to national and multinational military, police and civilian participants on peace operations in accordance with current international standards through research, education and professional programmes.

VISION

To promote global peace and security as an international Centre of Excellence.

 

BIPSOT – UNIVERSITY OF DHAKA Joint Seminar on 'VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN AND CHILDREN IN ARMED CONFLICT - ROLE OF UN PEACEKEEPING OPERATIONS' on 24 July 2017

 

BIPSOT-ICRC joint seminar on "Sexual Violence in Armed Conflict" conducted at BIPSOT on 15 November 2016

BIPSOT-ICRC JOINT SEMINAR

International Committee for Red Cross (ICRC) and Bangladesh Institute of Peace Support Operation Training (BIPSOT) jointly organized a day-long Seminar on ‘Sexual Violence in Armed Conflict’ at BIPSOT on 15 November 2016. It may be mentioned that in last year similar seminar was also conducted at BIPSOT.

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The aim of this instruction is to delineate various functional areas concerning this seminar with associated tasks and responsibilities.

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Theme of the Seminar.  The theme of the Seminar is ‘Sexual violence in Armed Conflict: Breaking the Silence to Breaking the Cycle - Peacekeeper’s concern’.  Following four topics were presented and discussed during the seminar:

a.         Topic 1.  “Sexual violence in armed conflict: Underlying causes and prevention strategies".

b.         Topic 2.  ‘The Changing role of Woman in Military- Changing dynamics in Sexual Violence and Armed conflict’.

c.         Topic 3.  ‘Prevention of sexual Violence in Armed Conflicts and post conflict situations- Law, Operational Doctrine and Training’.

d.         Topic 4.  "Prevention and criminal repression of rape and other forms of sexual violence during armed conflicts".

   

 

BIPSOT-ICRC joint seminar on PROTECTION OF CIVILIAN (POC) IN PEACEKEEPING OPERATIONS

19 November, 2014

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THEME OF THE SEMINAR

‘Protection of Civilian in Peacekeeping Operations: Need for better understanding of IHL from ICRC and Peacekeepers perspective’.

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Topic 1: IHL in Peacekeeping Operations- ICRC

Topic 2: POC as a Mandated Task : The Role of UN Peacekeepers – BIPSOT

Topic 3: Effective Implementation of POC by UN Peacekeepers: Challenges and Ways Ahead – BIPSOT

Topic 4: The ICRC’s Role and Mandate with focus on POC- ICRC

 

19th Annual Conference of INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF PEACEKEEPING TRAINING CENTERS (IAPTC) 2013 at BIPSOT

28 October 2013

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Background of the Conference

Bangladesh Institute of Peace Support Operation Training (BIPSOT) for the first time attended the annual conference of IAPTC during its 13th meeting held at Stockholm, Sweden in September 2007. Since then BIPSOT is actively participating in all the annual conferences of IAPTC. The 16th Annual Conference of IAPTC was hosted by BIPSOT from 28 November to 02 December 2010 in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The 19th Annual Conference of IAPTC was scheduled to be organized by Cairo Centre for Training on Conflict Resolution and Peace Keeping in Africa (CCCPA), Cairo, Egypt form 28 to 31 October 2013. Due to the unavoidable security situation in Cairo the executive committee of IAPTC decided to shift the venue in the middle of August 2013. At this point BIPSOT voluntarily took the responsibility to host the conference with the approval from Bangladesh Government.

Venues and Co-Host

Bangladesh Army and BIPSOT co-hosted the seminar at BIPSOT, Rajendrapur Cantonment.

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Theme

The theme of the conference was: “Coping with Change: Leveraging Regional Training and Education Capabilities for Effective Multidimensional Peace Operations”.

Attendances

A total of 164 delegates from 73 Agencies/Organizations/Institutions of 43 countries participated in the conference. In addition to that, a good number of local participants have also actively participated to make this conference a successful one.

Opening ceremony of the conference was held on 28 October 2013 and Chief of General Staff, Bangladesh Army Lieutenant General Md Mainul Islam, awc, psc graced the occasion as Chief Guest. The programme incorporated sessions of Key Note Address on Coping with Change by Brigadier General Sohel Ahmed, Commandant BIPSOT, presentations on Emerging Trends by Dr Jose Pascal Da Rocha of UN Women, USA and presentation on Peace Operation 2025 by Ms Irene Eich of Centre for International Peace Operations (ZIF), Germany. At the end Major General Adrian Foster, Deputy Military Adviser, UNDPKO shared the views from UN. The event ‘Ideas Bazaar’ was organized in the BIPSOT Library that attracted the delegates with beautiful displays of books, journals, brochures, DVDs, photographs and souvenirs. In the evening a pleasant welcome reception was organized where Lieutenant General Abu Belal Muhammad Shafiul Huq, ndc, psc Principal Staff Officer, Armed Forces Division of Bangladesh cordially welcomed the distinguished delegates.

 

16th INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF PEACEKEEPING TRAINING CENTERS (IAPTC) ANNUAL CONFERENCE -2010

28 Nov, 2010

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The 16th International Association of Peacekeeping Training Centers (IAPTC) Annual Conference-2010 was held from 28 November to 02 December 2010 at Dhaka. 108 overseas delegates from 32 IAPTC member states participated in the conference. Bangladesh Army hosted the event and Bangladesh Institute of Peace Support Operation Training (BIPSOT) was given the responsibility to organize the conference. In first four days, conference was held at Hotel Radisson. Finally on 02 December 2010, the delegates visited BIPSOT to witness a Demonstration on Protection of Civilians in Peacekeeping Operations scenario. 

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On 28 November 2010, Honourable President of the Peoples' Republic of Bangladesh Md. Zillur Rahman was present as Chief Guest in the Opening Ceremony. On 01 December 2010, Air Vice Marshal A K Khandoker, BU (retd), Honourable Minister, Ministry of Planning was present as Chief Guest in the Closing Ceremony.

 The President of IAPTC is selected for one year and is from the organization hosting the annual conference that year. The Presidency rotates among Africa, America, Asia and Europe.  Mr. Frank Prendergast, Assistant Commissioner of Australian Federal Police was the President of IAPTC for 2010. In this conference the presidency was handed over to Bangladesh and Brigadier General Abul Basher Imamuzzaman, ndc, psc, Commandant, BIPSOT became the new President of IAPTC for 2011.