Representatives from NATO nations, NATO staffs and other experts, gathered in Washington, D.C., on Thursday (29 November 2018) at the invitation of the United States to address deterrence requirements against the background of a changing and challenging security environment. Coming on the heels of July’s NATO Summit, the NATO Nuclear Policy Symposium, which is held annually and hosted by an Ally, focused on a wide range of topics, including the strengthening of NATO’s deterrence and defense posture, arms control, and priorities for adapting NATO’s nuclear policy.
A special event was held at NATO Headquarters in Brussels on Thursday (29 November 2018) to celebrate the sixtieth anniversary of the Alliance’s leading initiative for science, innovation and research. The NATO Science for Peace and Security Programme was created in 1958 to promote the training of scientists, encourage the sharing of knowledge, and build networks of experts.
This op-ed by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has been published by El Pais and La Repubblica, part of the Leading European Newspaper Alliance (LENA).
BRUSSELS – The NATO Science for Peace and Security Programme today announced it is launching two new research projects jointly funded by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T). These new projects will help counter terrorist threats faced by NATO allies and partner countries.
On Thursday 29 November 2018 from 13:00 to 17:30, NATO will mark the 60th Anniversary of the Science for Peace Programme (SPS) with an award ceremony.
On Thursday, 29 November 2018, the NATO Deputy Secretary General, the Honourable Rose Gottemoeller, will meet the President of the National Security Bureau of the State of Kuwait, H.E. Sheikh Thamer Al-Ali Al-Sabah.
The Director General of NATO’s International Military Staff (IMS), Lieutenant General Jan Broeks (DGIMS), and the Director General of the European Union Military Staff (EUMS), Lieutenant General Esa Pulkkinen (DGEUMS) met on 26 November for the second of their bi-annual DG’s conferences. The areas of cooperation and discussion centred on the common military related proposals arising from the Joint Declaration (JD) of 2016 (reaffirmed in July of this year) with particular focus on the logistics, CIS, Capability Development and Gender domains. The conference concluded following a Scenario Based Discussion on Hybrid threats.
In view of Russia’s use of military force against Ukraine near the Sea of Azov and the Kerch Strait, NATO Allies call on Russia to ensure unhindered access to Ukrainian ports and allow freedom of navigation.
The NATO Deputy Secretary General, Rose Gottemoeller, took part at Körber Stiftung’s Berlin Foreign Policy Forum on Tuesday (27 November). The Deputy Secretary General was on a panel discussion titled, ‘Russia Going Global? Prospects for Engagement’. Other panelists included Aleksey Pushkov, Chairman of the Committee on Information and Media in the Russian Parliament, Philip Barton, Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Jüri Luik, Estonian Minister of Defence.
NATO’s flagship cyber defence exercise Cyber Coalition, one of the largest in the world, started on Tuesday (27 November 2018) in Tartu, Estonia. The exercise tests and trains cyber defenders from across the Alliance in their ability to defend NATO and national networks. Now in its eleventh year, Cyber Coalition involves around 700 participants from Allies, partners, industry and academia.
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The NATO Deputy Secretary General, the Honourable Rose Gottemoeller, will travel to Geneva on Wednesday, 28 November 2018 to participate in the Conference on Afghanistan co-hosted by the Afghan Government and the United Nations.
On Monday (26 November 2018), Kuwait inaugurated the offices of its first ever diplomatic mission to NATO. The ribbon-cutting inauguration ceremony was attended by Kuwait Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs Khaled Aljarallah and NATO Assistant Secretary General for Political Affairs and Security Policy, Ambassador Alejandro Alvargonzález.
On Tuesday, 27 November 2018, the NATO Secretary General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg, will meet the Chairman of the Parliament of Ukraine (Verkhovna Rada), H.E. Mr. Andriy Parubiy at NATO Headquarters.
Polish scientists and experts from NATO and partner countries discussed future cooperative activities within NATO’s Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme during the SPS Information Day held in Warsaw on 22 November 2018.
Following the meeting of the NATO-Ukraine Commission in permanent session today, the NATO Secretary General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg, in his capacity as Chairman, will hold a press point at NATO HQ at ±17:30 hours (local time).
The NATO Secretary General and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko spoke this morning about developments in the Azov Sea and Kerch Strait, including yesterday’s events involving Russian and Ukrainian naval vessels.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg visited the Allied Joint Force Command in Naples on Friday (23 November 2018). He was welcomed by Admiral James Foggo, Commander of JFC Naples, and met other senior officers. The Secretary General took part in a medal ceremony before visiting NATO’s Regional Hub for the South, based at the Joint Force Command.
The NATO Deputy Secretary General, the Honourable Rose Gottemoeller, will travel to Berlin on Monday, 26 November and Tuesday, 27 November 2018.
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