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Closure of the Pearson Centre, Canadian Peacekeeping Training Centre
On 26 September Kevin McGarr announced the closure of Pearson Centre, a peacekeeping training centre located in Ottawa, Canada. McGarr is the current President and Chief Executive Officer of the centre. While details for Pearson Centre’s closing are still being finalized, McGarr stated that all current training obligations will be met.
During its two decades of operation, the Pearson Centre has trained more than 18,000 individuals from the military, police and civilian communities from more than 150 countries. These individuals have gone on to effectively contribute to peace and security operations around the world. The contributions of graduates, staff, and other members of Pearson Centre to peacekeeping and the rule of law around the world are immeasurable. Please read Dr. Langholtz’ letter to Chief Executive Officer McGarr here.