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President of Armenia visits the NATO Headquarters

3 months ago
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 meet to address security challenges

3 months ago
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.

Secretary General outlines priorities for meeting of NATO Defence Ministers

3 months ago
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.

Defence Expenditure of NATO Countries (2013-2020)

3 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.

NATO delivers ventilators to Albania

3 months ago
The Albanian Ministry of Defence received 60 ventilators from the NATO stockpile in response to the COVID-19 pandemic on Saturday, 17 October. The donation was coordinated by NATO’s Euro-Atlantic Disaster Response Coordination Centre (EADRCC). Later this week the ventilators will be handed over to the Albanian Ministry of Health for distribution to hospitals.

44th NATO Committee on Gender Perspectives

3 months ago
The NATO Committee on Gender Perspectives (NCGP) hosted its annual conference on 13-14 October 2020. The theme of the conference was “Deepening Gender Mainstreaming: Transformation Through Professionalisation” and the event brought together 110 participants, including representatives from NATO Member and Partner Nations, academics, researchers, and international organisations from around the world, virtually and physically. At the conference, participants discussed the current state of affairs and exchanged best practices to continue integrating gender perspectives and the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) Agenda at NATO.

NATO Allies and partners reaffirm their commitment of financial support for sustainable Afghan security forces

3 months ago
Today (19 October 2020), NATO Allies and partners met at the plenary meeting of the Afghan National Army Trust Fund Board. They reviewed the implementation of their financial contributions in support to the Afghan security forces, discussed contributions for 2021 and reiterated their commitment to provide financial support to the Afghan security forces through 2024.

New resilience funding available

3 months ago
Do you have ideas about how NATO countries can make themselves more resilient to disinformation? Are you looking for funding to make them a reality?

NATO Deputy Secretary General highlights education and training as key to adaptation to future challenges

3 months ago
Speaking at the 67th Annual Anciens’ Conference and Seminar organised by the NATO Defense College (NDC) in Rome on Friday (16 October 2020), NATO Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoană said that education and training are key to adapting the Alliance to evolving circumstances. Mr Geoană thanked the College for its lasting contribution to NATO and said that within the Alliance the College enjoys a stellar reputation. “The education and training that the College has provided, has been key to the adaptation of our Alliance to all possible and evolving circumstances,” he said.

Bucharest Model NATO: your ideas and opinions matter

3 months ago
Speaking at the opening of the Bucharest Model NATO on Friday (16 October 2020), NATO’s Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoană called on younger generations to take part in keeping NATO strong. "We need each other to shape the strategic landscape, or others will shape it for us," he said, "we also need each other to ensure that we keep our technological edge in an increasingly competitive space".

Chairman of the NATO Military Committee visits Switzerland and the International Committee of the Red Cross

3 months 1 week ago
The Chairman of the NATO Military Committee Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach visited Switzerland on 13 and14 October 2020. During the visit, he met with the Chief of the Swiss Armed Forces, Lieutenant General Thomas Süssli, toured the Spiez laboratory, the Swiss Federal Institute for NBC-Protection, and the Air Force Operations Centre in Dübendorf. Air Chief Marshal Peach also met with the President of the International Committee of the Red Cross, H.E. Ambassador Peter Maurer.

NATO and Women, Peace and Security: Strength is in gender diversity and equality

3 months 1 week ago
Speaking at an online dialogue on the future of Women, Peace and Security at NATO on Thursday (15 October 2020), NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg stressed that further advancing gender equality was a priority for NATO in the 2030 horizon: “You have my personal commitment to provide the leadership and support needed”, he said. “It is about making our strong Alliance even stronger”.
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