CHIEF OF DEFENCE STAFF SRI LANKA ARMED FORCES VISITS IPSTC

The Chief of Defence Staff of Sri Lanka Armed Forces, General Shavendra Silva, was warmly welcomed to IPSTC HQ, where the Director Brigadier Joyce Sitienei received him. He received a comprehensive briefing on IPSTC's activities, particularly focusing on its efforts in peace operations training to enhance preparedness.
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The discussion underscored the vital role of such training in ensuring operational readiness, a sentiment that General Silva wholeheartedly endorsed, commending the Centre for its longstanding commitment to capacity building across military, police, and civilian components for deployment purposes. To commemorate his visit, General Silva planted a tree on the premises. Mementos were also presented as tokens of appreciation for his visit and the fruitful exchange of ideas.
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DELIBERATIVE TALKS WITH STATE DEPARTMENT OF YOUTH AFFAIRS AND CREATIVE ECONOMY

We engaged in discussions with the State Department of Youth Affairs and Creative Economy to explore avenues for advancing the Youth, Peace, and Security Agenda, particularly in alignment with UN Security Council Resolution 2250 focusing on youth empowerment.
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During this meeting, we deliberated on strategies to enhance the capacity of youth officers within the department and discussed methods for actively involving young people in security and peacebuilding initiatives.
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IPSTC AND EAST AFRICA REGIONAL OFFICE OF THE UN OFFICE OF THE HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR HUMAN RIGHTS SIGN MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING

IPSTC signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the East Africa Regional Office (EARO) of the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights. The signing was led by Director IPSTC, Brigadier Joyce Sitienei, and EARO Regional Representative Mr Marcel Akporo.
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Mr Marcel emphasized that the MOU signifies a robust collaboration, essential for promoting human rights within peacekeeping endeavors.
Brigadier Sitienei echoed this sentiment in her address, emphasizing the shared duty to uphold human rights protection within and beyond peace operations.
 
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