Jordan

Institute of Diplomacy of the Jordanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates, and the Jordan Public Security Directorate and Peacekeeping Operations Training Centre.

The purpose of the establishment of the Jordan Institute of Diplomacy (JID) was to fulfil the needs of an institutional framework that upgrades the performance and effectiveness of Jordanian diplomats and other personnel involved in international relations and external communications. The Institute was established in September 1994, and is a part of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates. The Institute’s council is chaired by the Minister for Foreign Affairs.

The Institute organizes training courses of short and medium duration for all levels of diplomats working in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In addition, the JID conducts research and publishes relevant literature, data and information. It also organizes conferences and seminars related to conflict prevention, mediation, peacekeeping, and peacebuilding.

As a founding Partner of the Challenges Forum, the Institute hosted a Challenges seminar in 1998 addressing ‘Challenges of Peace Support: Into the 21st Century’ in cooperation with the Jordan Armed Forces and the National Police Academy. Again, in 2007, the Institute co-hosted a workshop in cooperation with the UN DPKO, Challenges Forum, Pearson Centre and Folke Bernadotte Academy in support of the development of the first UN Principles and Guidelines for UN Peacekeeping (i.e. Capstone Doctrine). Jordan regularly translates Challenges Forum reports and material into Arabic.

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