NATO Defence Ministers to address Ukraine, stockpiles and critical infrastructure

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NATO Defence Ministers are meeting in Brussels this week (14-15 February 2023) to strengthen the Alliance’s deterrence and defence, and step up and sustain for Ukraine. Previewing the meeting on Monday (13 February 2023), NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg noted the urgency of delivering key capabilities to Ukraine before Russia can seize the initiative on the battlefield.

Earthquake response: NATO to deploy shelter facilities to Türkiye

1 month 2 weeks ago
NATO Allies agreed on Thursday (9 February 2023) to deploy fully-equipped semi-permanent shelter facilities to Türkiye, in order to help accommodate people displaced by the devastating earthquakes of 6 February. NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander Europe, General Christopher G. Cavoli, will direct the effort.

NATO Deputy Secretary General: to protect cultural property is to protect our values

1 month 2 weeks ago
On Thursday (9 February 2023), Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoană participated in the conference on ‘Cultural Property Protection and NATO: Experiences, Practices and Trends’, held at the NATO Headquarters in Brussels. In his remarks, Mr. Geoană emphasised that protecting cultural property is above all about protecting a community’s identity and its shared history, values and traditions.

Secretary General in Washington: NATO Allies are united like never before

1 month 3 weeks ago
At a joint press conference with Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Wednesday (8 February 2023), Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg commended President Biden and the United States for their strong leadership during the most serious security crisis in a generation. "Unwavering American leadership and bipartisan support have ensured that NATO Allies are united like never before," said Mr Stoltenberg.

Chair of the Military Committee highlights Albania’s contributions to Alliance

1 month 3 weeks ago
From 6 to 8 to February 2023, the Chair of the NATO Military Committee, Admiral Rob Bauer visited Albania at the invitation of the Albanian Chief of Defence, Brigadier General Arben Kingji. The Chair met with the Albanian President, H.E. Bajram Begaj, the Albanian Prime Minister, Mr Edi Rama, the Albanian Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, Mrs Olta Xhaçka and the Albanian Defence Minister, Mr Niko Peleshi. Discussions focussed on Euro-Atlantic security and Albania’s contributions to the Alliance. Admiral Bauer also addressed the Albanian Armed Forces Defence and Security College and visited the Albanian Special Operations Regiment.

Deputy Secretary General underlines NATO’s commitment to promoting women and girls in science

1 month 3 weeks ago
Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoană emphasised NATO’s commitment to promoting the interests of women and girls in defence and security at an event organised by the NATO Science and Technology Organization on Wednesday (8 February 2023). In a keynote speech marking the United Nations’ 8th International Day of Women and Girls in Science (11 February), Mr Geoană stressed that the traditional barriers facing women and girls in science and technology had to change. He said that “in today’s more competitive and very dangerous world, technology is moving at a dizzying pace,” adding that we cannot afford to leave half of the population behind.

NATO starts work on Artificial Intelligence certification standard

1 month 3 weeks ago
NATO’s Data and Artificial Intelligence Review Board (DARB) met on Tuesday (7 February 2023) to start the development of a user-friendly and responsible Artificial Intelligence (AI) certification standard to help industries and institutions across the Alliance make sure that new AI and data projects are in line with international law, as well as NATO’s norms and values.

NATO Deputy Secretary General at Leangkollen Security Conference: we must invest in defence, reduce vulnerabilities

1 month 3 weeks ago
NATO Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoană underlined the importance of investing in defence and innovation at the Leangkollen Security Conference in Oslo, Norway on Monday (6 February 2023). The Deputy Secretary General delivered a speech during the conference’s opening session entitled “Ukraine Holds the Future of Democracy and Security in Europe”.

NATO and Kuwait hold talks with partners on climate change and security

1 month 3 weeks ago
Climate change is one of the defining challenges of our times, and NATO has been actively engaging experts, civil society, and other groups to discuss the nexus between climate change and security. On Monday (30 January), the NATO-Istanbul Cooperation Initiative (ICI) Regional Centre in Kuwait hosted the first ever discussion with Allied and Partner experts on emerging climate challenges and how to tackle them together.

Earthquake in Türkiye - Request for assistance and situation reports

1 month 3 weeks ago
On 06 February 2023, a powerful 7.7 magnitude earthquake struck southern Türkiye near Gaziantep. At 10:04 UTC, a second powerful earthquake of 7.5 magnitude struck the Kahramanmaraş area. Weather conditions are extreme. Aftershocks continue throughout the affected area. As a result, at least 3,381 people have died according to local Turkish officials. 5,700 buildings have collapsed and many people are trapped. At least 20,426 people have been injured.
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