President Emeritus: Indar Jit Rikhye, 777 UN Plaza, NYC -
NY 10017 (USA); or Contact: Palais de Marbre, 9 Ave de Fabron,
F-62000 Nice, France
Founded: 1970, as a tax exempt, not-for-profit
educational foundation. First set up in the state of Minnesota (USA);
further developed through preliminary studies and planning conferences
in Oslo, London and Brattleboro Vermont (USA). Now the academy is wholly
transnational in its board of directors, programme, staff,
administration and publications.
Aims: Further the practical skills and procedures for
dispute settlement and conflict management, emphasizing peace keeping,
third party observation, mediation and negotiation.
Structure: Board of Directors, President, Vice
President, International Advisory Board.
Languages: English, French, Spanish.
Finance: Tuition fees of governments; foundation and
corporate grants; contributions from individuals.
Consultative Status: ECOSOC (#EE3377) (Ros); United
Nations Institute for Training and Research (#EE3387).
Activities: Designs and conducts
professional international training seminars for diplomats, military
officers, academicians, and policy makers, on the subjects of
peacekeeping, mediation and negotiation. Conducts action-research by
arranging off-the-record meetings of parties involved in disputes.
Peacekeepers Round Table (meets 6 times a year) consists of military
advisors, representatives of United Nations troops, contributing
countries and members of UN Secretariat.
Task force on technology (set up in 1979) consists of
representatives of industry, international and regional organization,
diplomats and military officers. Produces publications and teaching
materials of practical use for professionals in government and teachers
at institutes of higher education.
Publications: Coping with
Conflict (twice a year). Peacekeeper's Handbook. Books & reports.
Members: National Committees;
Individuals. Members in 129 countries: Africa - Algeria,
Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Central African Republic, Chad,
Congo, Cote d'Ivore, Egypt, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea,
Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libyan AJ, Malawi, Mauritius, Morocco,
Mozambique, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa,
Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, UR, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Zaire, Zambia,
Zimbabwe. Americas - Argentina, Barbados, Bolivia, Brazil,
Canada, Chile, Columbia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador,
El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Panama,
Paraguay, Peru, St. Vincent-Grenadines, Surinam, Trinidad-Tobago, USA,
Uruguay, Venezuela. Asia - Afghanistan, Bahrain, Bangladesh,
Bhutan, Brunei Darussalam, China, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel,
Japan, Jordan, Kampuchea Dem., Korea, Kuwait, Lao PDR, Lebanon,
Malaysia, Nepal, Oman, Pakistan, Philippines, Qatar, Saudi Arabia,
Singapore, Sri Lanka, Syrian AR, Thailand, United Arab Emirates,
Vietnam, Yemen.. Australia: Fiji, Kiribati, New Zealand, Papua
New Guinea. Europe - Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Czechoslovakia,
Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy,
Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Rumania,
Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, USSR, Yugoslavia.