15 Apr. 2014
NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said Tuesday (15 April 2014) that the Ukraine crisis has amplified the need to strengthen cooperation between NATO, the European Union and with close partners. “We need to train and exercise more together, for instance the NATO Response Force and the EU Battlegroups, so that we stand ready for whatever the future may bring,” the Secretary General said arriving for EU Defence Ministers talks in Luxembourg.
- ''The right to choose'' - Article by the NATO Secretary General, Anders Fogh Rasmussen, on enlargement anniversaries 01 Apr. 2014
- ''A strong NATO in a changed world'' - Speech by NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen at the ''Brussels Forum'' 21 Mar. 2014
- ''Why NATO Matters to America'' - Speech by NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen at the Brookings Institution 19 Mar. 2014
nato in focus
NATO’s primary objective in Afghanistan is to enable the Afghan authorities to provide effective security across the country and ensure that the country can never again be a safe haven for terrorists.
After 2014, NATO is expected to shift its emphasis from operational engagement to operational preparedness.
In these times of austerity, each euro, dollar or pound sterling counts. Smart defence is a new way of thinking about generating the modern defence capabilities the Alliance needs for the coming decade and beyond.
NATO and its partners are taking concerted action to support implementation of United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1325, which was adopted in October 2000. UNSCR 1325 recognizes the disproportionate impact that war and conflicts have on women and children, and highlights the fact that women have been historically left out of peace processes and stabilization efforts.