The Ministry of Health of the Czech Republic received 60 ventilators from the NATO stockpile in response to the COVID-19 pandemic on Tuesday, 27 October 2020. The donation was coordinated by NATO’s Euro-Atlantic Disaster Response Coordination Centre (EADRCC). The ventilators will be distributed by the Health Ministry’s Crisis Preparedness Department to hospitals in the country.
NATO adapts and prepares for the future, said NATO Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoană at the international conference on ‘Preparing NATO and the Allies for the Future Challenges’ in Sofia, Bulgaria, on Tuesday (27 October).
On Monday (26 October 2020), NATO’s Deputy Secretary General Mircea GEOANĂ engaged with members of the NATO Parliamentary assembly on current and future security challenges for the Alliance.
On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1325 on Women, Peace and Security (WPS), NATO welcomes the achievements of experts who have contributed to practical cooperation on gender-related issues among NATO member and partner countries in the framework of the Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme.
NATO’s Science and Technology Organization (STO) has launched a thread of video-posts from early career scientists to give them the opportunity to learn more about each other’s work and how they can contribute to maintaining NATO’s scientific and technological edge.
On Wednesday, 28 October 2020, the NATO Deputy Secretary General, Mr. Mircea Geoană will participate in a high-level discussion on transatlantic cooperation in the era of Artificial Intelligence, organised by the Atlantic Council's Future Europe Initiative and GeoTech Center.
NATO Deputy Secretary General to participate at the conference on ‘Preparing NATO and the Allies for the Future Challenges’ (online event)
On Tuesday, 27 October 2020, the NATO Deputy Secretary General, Mr. Mircea Geoană will speak at the international conference on ‘Preparing NATO and the Allies for the Future Challenges’ in Sofia, Bulgaria. The speech will be followed by a Q&A session.
NATO Allies agree Policy on Battlefield Evidence from operational theatres to boost efforts against terrorism
At their recent meetings via video conference on 22-23 October 2020 NATO Defence Ministers welcomed the adoption of the NATO Battlefield Evidence Policy and NATO Practical Framework for Technical Exploitation. This represents an important step in bolstering collective counter-terrorism efforts, as it helps Allies to have more information available in the fight against terrorism.
NATO Defence Ministers agreed to further strengthen Allied security during their virtual meetings over the last two days (22-23 October 2020). On Friday, Allied Ministers discussed NATO’s training missions in Afghanistan and Iraq, which are helping build long-term security and stability.
In compliance with regulations issued by the NATO Office of Security in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, NATO Archives events and services at NATO HQ that are open to the public have been suspended until January 2021. Unfortunately, onsite research visits are included in this category so the NATO Archives is regretfully not accepting visitors to its Reading Room until further notice.
On Friday (23 October 2020), Allied Defence Ministers discussed NATO’s missions in Afghanistan and Iraq. Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said that NATO has adjusted its presence in Afghanistan to support the Afghan peace process and that the Taliban must reduce the unacceptable levels of violence. Ministers also agreed to expand NATO’s training mission in Iraq to help the Iraqi forces fight terrorism and stabilise their country.
NATO Allies decided on Friday (23 October 2020) to deliver 60 ventilators to the Czech Republic in response to the COVID 19 pandemic. The ventilators will be provided from the stockpile of medical equipment and supplies that NATO established to be able to provide immediate relief to Allies or partners in need.
Four Allies launch multinational initiative on Rapidly Deployable Mobile Counter Rockets, Artillery And Mortar Capability
The Defence Ministers of Germany, Greece, Hungary and the United Kingdom launched a new NATO multinational High Visibility Project (HVP) to address growing challenges in the area of Rapidly Deployable Mobile Counter Rockets, Artillery, and Mortar (C-RAM).
Ten NATO Defence Ministers launched a multinational initiative for developing very short range, short range and medium range Ground Based Air Defence (GBAD) capabilities.
NATO Allies reaffirm commitment to deterrence, resilience and fairer burden sharing at their virtual Defence Ministers’ Meeting
Today (22 October 2020), NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg delivered an online press conference at the end of the first day of a virtual meeting of Allied Defence Ministers on 22 and 23 October 2020.
On 22 October the Euro-Atlantic Disaster Response Coordination Centre (EADRCC) received a request for international assistance from Czech Republic to transport 60 medical ventilators to Czech Republic to help in the fight against COVID-19.
Afghan National Army prepares to take over key officer-training facility; celebrates links with NATO trainers
Kabul - Senior Afghan and NATO representatives attended a ceremony on Sunday 11th October marking the upcoming handover to the Afghan National Defence and Security Forces (ANDSF) of a key officer-training facility, another crucial milestone in their development towards full self-sufficiency and long-term institutional viability.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed President Armen Sarkissian of Armenia at NATO Headquarters on Tuesday 21 October 2020. Mr. Stoltenberg said that Armenia is a valued partner for NATO and thanked President Sarkissian for the contributions that Armenia has made to NATO missions and operations over the years, including in Afghanistan.
NATO Defence Ministers will meet via secure video conference on Thursday and Friday (22-23 October 2020) to discuss issues affecting Alliance security. They include progress on fairer burden-sharing, strengthening deterrence and defence, boosting the resilience of our societies, and NATO’s missions in Afghanistan and Iraq.
On Wednesday (21 October 2020), NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg set out the issues that Allied Defence Ministers will address during their virtual meeting on 22 and 23 October. Ministers will discuss progress on fairer burden-sharing, strengthening our deterrence and defence in all domains, boosting the resilience of our societies; and NATO’s missions in Afghanistan and Iraq.
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