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Fifteen Allies deepen cooperation on Ground Based Air Defence

23 hours 9 minutes ago
Defence Ministers from 15 NATO Allies reaffirmed their commitment to multinationally develop, acquire and deliver Ground Based Air Defence capabilities, which will protect Allied personnel, equipment and facilities from air based threats. This was done in the margins of the NATO Defence Ministers Meeting on 21 October 2021.

Eleven Allies launch multinational projects to boost CBRN defence

23 hours 9 minutes ago
The Ministers of Defence from 11 NATO Allies launched three multinational High Visibility Projects to provide CBRN protection equipment, develop and procure CBRN detection and identification systems, as well as potentially establish a network of CBRN defence facilities. The letters of intent launching these initiatives were signed in the margins of the NATO Defence Ministers’ meeting on 21 October 2021.

Learning to be a Gender Focal Point on strategic level

23 hours 9 minutes ago
The International Military Staff (IMS) Gender Advisor team collaborated with NATO’s Crisis Management and Disaster Response Centre of Excellence (CMDR COE) to deliver Gender Focal Point (GFP) training 4-7 Oct 21 in order to prepare GFPs for their role in the Divisions and independent offices across IMS. 21 participants took part, including one GFP for each IMS division and independent office.

NATO Defence Ministers address key issues for Allied security

23 hours 9 minutes ago
On Thursday (21 October 2021) NATO Defence Ministers discussed how to further strengthen the Alliance’s deterrence and defence, continuing NATO’s adaption to a more complex and competitive world. Ministers endorsed a new overarching plan to defend the Alliance in crisis and conflict. This will make sure NATO continues to have the right forces and capabilities, at the right place and at the right time, to protect our one billion people from any threat.

Secretary General welcomes US Secretary of Defense to NATO

23 hours 9 minutes ago
Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin to NATO Headquarters on Thursday (21 October 2021), ahead of meetings of Allied Defence Ministers. Mr. Stoltenberg thanked Secretary Austin for his leadership and the strong commitment of the United States to NATO, saying he looked forward to taking important decisions on the future of the Alliance.

NATO Defence Ministers lay ground for Madrid Summit

23 hours 9 minutes ago
NATO Defence Ministers on Thursday (21 October 2021) will take decisions to strengthen the Alliance’s security and lay the ground for the NATO Summit in Madrid next June. Speaking at the start of the two-day meeting, Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said that Ministers will adopt a new set of capability targets for all Allies.

Secretary General previews meetings of NATO Defence Ministers

1 day 23 hours ago
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg introduced the agenda of this week's in-person meetings of NATO Defence Ministers in a press conference on Wednesday (20 October 2021). Ministers will take decisions to strengthen our collective security and lay the ground for NATO Summit in Madrid next June.

NATO and Ukraine hold workshop on use of hybrid tactics in multilateral diplomacy

2 days 23 hours ago
On Friday (15 October 2021), NATO and Ukraine held a workshop on the use of hybrid tactics in multilateral diplomacy at NATO Headquarters in Brussels. Organised as part of the NATO-Ukraine Platform on Countering Hybrid Warfare, the workshop brought together decision-makers and experts from government, think tanks and academia. Participants addressed the risks of hybrid tactics, as well as possible responses.

Italy hosts NATO-Industry Forum 2021

2 days 23 hours ago
The NATO-Industry Forum is the primary venue for strategic dialogue with industry on NATO capability planning, development and delivery. Sponsored by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, the Forum is co-organised by Supreme Allied Commander Transformation, General Philippe Lavigne, and NATO Assistant Secretary General for Defence Investment, Camille Grand.

NATO launches annual deterrence exercise

3 days 23 hours ago
NATO kicked off its annual deterrence exercise on Monday (18 October 2021), with dozens of aircraft from across the Alliance practicing the defence of NATO’s European Allies. The week-long exercise, called “Steadfast Noon”, is taking place over southern Europe, and involves aircraft and personnel from 14 NATO countries.

The Chair of the NATO Military Committee visits Iceland

6 days 23 hours ago
On 14-15 October 2021, the Chair of the NATO Military Committee, Admiral Robert Bauer, was in Iceland where he met with key Icelandic representatives, including the Permanent Secretary of State, Mr Martin Eyjólfsson, and the Director General of the Directorate for Security and Defence, Ms Bryndís Kjartansdóttir. He also visited the NATO Control Reporting Centre Keflavík (CRC) and NATO Anti-Submarine Warfare Hangar.

Deputy Secretary General: Close cooperation will keep us safe

6 days 23 hours ago
On Friday (15 October 2021), at the virtual To Be Secure (2BS) Forum organized by the Atlantic Council of Montenegro, NATO’s Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoană praised the valuable contributions that Montenegro is making to the Alliance as well as to greater security and stability in the Western Balkans region.

Media access to NATO HQ

6 days 23 hours ago
In light of the progressive relaxation of COVID-19 restrictions in Belgium and in accordance with the space available for media and current social distancing rules, (a limited number of) media representatives will be allowed to enter physically the NATO HQ for media coverage purposes as of 1 Sept 2021.

NATO Partners invited to discuss the upcoming Strategic Concept

1 week ago
On 14 October 2021, the NATO International Military Staff hosted Partner Nations for informal workshops to discuss a series of topics pertaining to NATO’s new Strategic Concept. This new format, to be held bi-annually, aims to improve the dialogue between NATO and Partners.

Coronavirus response: NATO support to Ukraine

1 week ago
On Wednesday (13 October 2021), Ukraine received new medical equipment from NATO’s Pandemic Response Trust Fund to help in the country’s efforts to fight coronavirus infections. NATO’s Euro-Atlantic Disaster Response Coordination Centre coordinated the donation in response to a request by Ukraine for COVID-19 assistance.
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