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Coronavirus response: NATO and Latvia support to North Macedonia

1 month 4 weeks ago
On 18 March 2021, North Macedonia received 6,000 litres of surface disinfectant detergent from NATO’s Pandemic Response Stockpile. The donation was coordinated by NATO’s Euro-Atlantic Disaster Response Coordination Centre (EADRCC) and the Republic of Latvia to respond to North Macedonia’s request for international assistance for COVID-19.

NATO launches call for interns for 2022

1 month 4 weeks ago
As an international organisation, NATO is characterised by diversity. People from different backgrounds and cultures, with different work styles and ways of thinking, work here. The Alliance’s Internship Programme offers opportunities to experience this international environment through a variety of fields including communications, finance, human resources, international relations, IT, law and political science. The 19th cycle of the programme opened on 17 March 2021 for placement in 2022. Applications will be accepted until 2 May 2021.

NATO Deputy Secretary General highlights long-standing and mutually beneficial partnership between NATO and Bosnia and Herzegovina

1 month 4 weeks ago
Today (18 March 2021), NATO Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoană talked about the development of relations between NATO and Bosnia and Herzegovina and about the Alliance’s continued commitment to stability in the Western Balkans, at an international conference on “Euro-Atlantic Processes in Bosnia and Herzegovina” organized by the University of Mostar.

NATO Secretary General discusses partnership and domestic developments with Georgian Prime Minister

2 months ago
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili at NATO Headquarters on Wednesday (17 March 2021), ahead of the Prime Minister’s meeting with the North Atlantic Council. The Secretary General emphasised the close political partnership and strong practical cooperation between NATO and Georgia, thanking Georgia for serving alongside NATO forces in Afghanistan.

Directors General of the NATO and EU International Military Staffs meet to assess ongoing cooperation

2 months ago
On Tuesday 16 March 2021, Lieutenant General Hans-Werner Wiermann, Director General of the NATO International Military Staff, hosted a virtual meeting with his EU counterpart, Vice Admiral Hervé Bléjean to discuss the ongoing EU-NATO cooperation, including in exercises, training, military mobility and medical cooperation. The meeting concluded with the presentation of the COVID-19 lessons-learned programme spearheaded by NATO Allied Command Transformation, with the support of NATO Centres of Excellence.

NATO hosts a conference on gender equality (online)

2 months ago
NATO is organising the conference "Gender equality and leadership: are today's leaders leading enough". The event will take place on Thursday 18 March 2021 and can be followed online. It will address the importance of women in leadership in NATO, and the need of women in leadership roles as we tackle current and future challenges.

Alliance scientists study the military impact of COVID-19

2 months ago
NATO’s network of over 6,000 scientists and engineers continue to support efforts to tackle the effects of COVID-19. The network recently completed a study analysing the military impact of the pandemic over the next six years. The study looks at the impact of COVID-19 on a range of military functional areas, such as personnel, intelligence, operations, logistics, planning, communications, training and civil affairs.

Defence Expenditures of NATO Countries (2013-2020)

2 months ago
NATO collects defence expenditure data from Allies on a regular basis and presents aggregates and subsets of this information. Each Ally’s Ministry of Defence reports current and estimated future defence expenditure according to an agreed definition of defence expenditure. The amounts represent payments by a national government actually made, or to be made, during the course of the fiscal year to meet the needs of its armed forces, those of Allies or of the Alliance. In the figures and tables that follow, NATO also uses economic and demographic information available from the Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs of the European Commission (DG-ECFIN), and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

Secretary General sets out vision on NATO’s future with the Council on Foreign Relations

2 months ago
Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg set out the NATO 2030 initiative to future-proof the Alliance as part of the Council on Foreign Relations’ “Morse Lecture” series on Thursday (11 March 2021). In a discussion moderated by former NATO Supreme Allied Commander James Stavridis, the Secretary General underlined the importance of Europe and North America standing together “in strategic solidarity” to face shared challenges.
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