NATO Secretary General visits NORAD and NORTHCOM in Colorado

1 month 2 weeks ago
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg wrapped up a three-day visit to the United States on Friday (6 April 2018) with a visit to North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) and US Northern Command (NORTHCOM) in Colorado. Accompanied by Canadian Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan, the Secretary General thanked Gen. Lori Robinson and Gen. Pierre St-Amand for their command’s unique work in ensuring the security of NATO’s two North American Allies.

Secretary General marks 69th anniversary of NATO, thanks Canada for its contributions

1 month 2 weeks ago
Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg marked the 69th anniversary of NATO’s founding with an official visit to Ottawa on Wednesday (4 April 2018). Speaking alongside Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Mr. Stoltenberg called the Alliance “a guarantor of peace, providing security and preventing conflict.” He welcomed Canada’s role as a founding member of NATO, and that Canada continues to make essential contributions to the transatlantic bond and to international security.

SPS - Still Pretty Smart @ 60

1 month 3 weeks ago
Exactly 60 years ago, on 29 March 1958, the North Atlantic Council met in Paris where the then 15 NATO Ambassadors formally announced the establishment of a NATO Science Committee and the position of a Science Advisor to the Secretary General. Professor Norman F. Ramsey, a renowned US physicist from Harvard University who had once worked on the Manhattan Project, was appointed Science Advisor and chaired the first meeting of the NATO Science Committee, marking the foundation of the NATO Science Programme. Against the background of the launch of Sputnik1 by the Soviet Union, one of the Programme’s major goals was to promote the training of scientists within NATO countries to facilitate exchanges, build networks, and increase returns on research investments.

President of the International Committee of the Red Cross visits NATO Headquarters

2 months ago
The President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Peter Maurer, was welcomed to NATO Headquarters by Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on Wednesday (21 March 2018). The visit comes just over a year after the Secretary General’s historic first visit to ICRC Headquarters in Geneva. Wednesday’s meeting marked a continuation of regular dialogue between the leaders and touched on shared priorities for NATO and the ICRC, and the collaboration between the two organizations. President Maurer also addressed the North Atlantic Council.

North Atlantic Council discusses challenges to Energy Security

2 months ago
In a meeting with external experts, the North Atlantic Council today (20 March 2018) discussed global energy developments and their security implications. The International Energy Agency’s Executive Director, Dr. Fatih Birol, the EU Commission Vice President, Ambassador Maroš Šefčovič, and US State Department Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Diplomacy, Ms. Sandra Oudkirk, discussed major upheavals in the global energy landscape, examined the security implications of the energy transition away from oil, and reviewed the current challenges to energy security in Europe.
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