In a meeting of the NATO-Georgia Commission, Ministers express concern about Russia’s military build-up in the Black Sea region, and agree to continue working together to address regional security challenges.
Over the next two days, Defence Ministers will discuss the progress made in implementing decisions taken at the NATO Summit held in Brussels in July to adapt and strengthen the Alliance, including achieving fairer burden-sharing.
The NATO Secretary General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg, will travel to Belgrade from Saturday, 6 October to Monday, 8 October 2018.
Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg previewed this week’s meeting of NATO Defence Ministers at a press conference on Tuesday (2 October 2018). Ministers will take forward the important decisions leaders made at the NATO Summit in July to adapt and strengthen the Alliance. They are expected to discuss progress in boosting NATO’s deterrence and defence and review progress in defence spending and burden-sharing, and in adapting the NATO Command Structure. Ministers will also discuss NATO-EU cooperation, and hold a meeting of the NATO-Georgia Commission.
The name agreement between Athens and Skopje has created a historic opportunity for the country to join the transatlantic and European community as an equal member. This would change the life of the people of the country and that of their children for the better.
Lieutenant General Hans-Werner Wiermann to become next Director General of the NATO International Military Staff
The Allied Chiefs of Defence have elected Lieutenant General Hans-W. Wiermann of the German Armed Forces to be the next Director of the NATO International Military Staff (DGIMS). The DGIMS is nominated by the NATO Chiefs of Defence to head the Alliance’s International Military Staff for a term of three years. Lieutenant General Wiermann will take up the position in the summer of 2019 when Lieutenant General Jan Broeks’ tenure ends.
The NATO Military Committee met on 28-30 September 2018 in Warsaw, Poland in Chiefs of Defence format. Discussions focused on Allied operations, missions and activities, the development of NATO’s Military Strategy, Responsiveness, Reinforcement and the NATO Readiness Initiative, as well as the Alliance’s ongoing modernization.
In September 2018, the NATO-Ukraine Medical Rehabilitation Trust Fund marked several key milestones on its journey of providing support for wounded Ukrainian service personnel.
The NATO Building Integrity (BI) toolkit now has a new innovative and effective learning tool. The “Online BI awareness course” introduces BI Discipline and the BI Community to NATO’s e-learning world.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg paid tribute to the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks and outlined NATO’s role in the fight against terrorism in a speech at the National September 11 Memorial and Museum on Wednesday (26 September 2018). The Alliance invoked its collective defence clause – Article 5 of the Washington Treaty – for the first time in support of the United States, after 9/11.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg joined world leaders in New York on Tuesday (25 September 2018) to attend the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).
The NATO Secretary General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg, will travel to New York from Monday 24 September through Wednesday 26 September 2018 to attend the United Nations General Assembly.
A pilot course on civilian oversight of the armed forces (COAF) involving Afghan experts took place from 17 to 21 September 2018 at the ADA University in Baku, Azerbaijan. NATO Deputy Secretary General Rose Gottemoeller opened the event and chaired the graduation ceremony.
On 17–18 September 2018, a high-level inter-ministerial delegation from the State of Qatar visited NATO Headquarters to discuss the renewal of the NATO-Qatar Individual Partnership and Cooperation Programme. The Qatari delegation was headed by Ambassador Abdulrahman Al-Khulaifi, Head of the Mission of the State of Qatar to NATO, while the Alliance’s inter-divisional delegation was led by Mr. Nicola de Santis, Head of the NATO Middle East and North Africa Section of the Political Affairs and Security Policy Division.
NATO Deputy Secretary General Rose Gottemoeller is in Tbilisi today (21 September 2018) to reaffirm NATO’s strong commitment to Georgia.
The NATO Deputy Secretary General, the Honourable Ms. Rose Gottemoeller will travel to Tbilisi on Friday, 21 September 2018.
At NATO, we have taken up the challenge of advancing the Women, Peace and Security agenda. From the first NATO/EAPC Policy and Action Plan (2007) to this current iteration (2018), we have reaffirmed our commitment to the principles of Women, Peace and Security by putting those principles into practice. A new NATO/EAPC Policy and Action Plan was endorsed by Heads of State and Government at the NATO Summit in July 2018. The Office of the NATO Special Representative for Women, Peace and Security is pleased to present this revised NATO/EAPC Policy and Action Plan. Thank you to everyone involved who worked with the Office to make this possible.
NATO Deputy Secretary General Rose Gottemoeller is in Baku, Azerbaijan today (20 September 2018) to meet with senior government officials and to address a major international conference on Women, Peace and Security.
The NATO Deputy Secretary General, the Honourable Ms. Rose Gottemoeller will travel to Baku on Thursday, 20 September 2018.
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