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15 Dec. 2016

NCI Agency Industry Conference and AFCEA TechNet International (NITEC17)

Bringing together more than 800 high-level defence experts from across NATO, the Allied militaries, Industry and academia, NITEC17 will offer a unique opportunity to act on NATO's innovation agenda through strategic dialogue with partners.

15 Dec. 2016

Emerging security risks for energy flows across South Caucasus

Energy security is high on the political agendas of both NATO member states and partner countries. At the NATO Summit in Warsaw in July 2016, Allied leaders highlighted that energy developments can have significant political and security implications. Stable and reliable energy supplies, the diversification of import routes, suppliers and energy resources, and the interconnectivity of energy networks are of critical importance and increase resilience against political and economic pressure.

15 Dec. 2016

NATO celebrates 25 years of munitions safety efforts

On 15 December 2016, NATO’s Munitions Safety Information Analysis Center (MSIAC) celebrated 25 years of improving participating nations’ efforts to develop, procure and use safer munitions with designed-in protection against accidents.

15 Dec. 2016

Chairman of the NATO Military Committee thanks Germany for its leading role in international security and stability

The Chairman of the NATO Military Committee General Petr Pavel visited Germany on 8-9 December 2016, where he met with Chief of Defence, General Volker Wieker, the Ministry of Defence Director-General for Strategy and Operation, Lieutenant General Dieter Warnecke and other high level political and military officials.

15 Dec. 2016

NATO concludes successful counter-piracy mission

NATO formally ended its operation Ocean Shield in the waters off the coast of Somalia on Thursday (15 December 2016), bringing the curtain down on one of NATO’s most successful ever operations.

15 Dec. 2016

Group of Allies sign off on initial multinational Precision Guided Munitions order

Today (15 December 2016) the NATO Support and Procurement Agency signed an agreement with the United States to acquire Precision Guided Munitions (PGMs) on behalf of a multinational cooperation framework that brings together eight NATO Allies - Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Greece, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, and Spain.

15 Dec. 2016

Secretary General stresses importance of NATO-EU cooperation

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg met with EU leaders on Thursday (15 December 2016) for talks on European defence and closer NATO-EU cooperation. Mr. Stoltenberg stressed that closer cooperation between NATO and the EU is important today because of new security threats, efforts to strengthen European defence and to build the partnership between Europe and North America.

15 Dec. 2016

NATO Allies and Partners condemn North Korea’s nuclear programme

The North Atlantic Council on Thursday (15 December 2016) strongly condemned North Korea's continued development of nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles and its inflammatory rhetoric, saying North Korea’s actions are breaching relevant UN Security Council resolutions and posing an increasing threat to international peace and security. NATO Allies were joined in session by the Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea, Mr. AHN Chong-ghee, and by representatives from Australia, Japan, and New Zealand.

14 Dec. 2016

Demonstration of unique counter-IED analysis laboratory at NATO Headquarters

In Iraq, Afghanistan or elsewhere, improvised explosive devices (IEDs) are among the main causes of military and civilian casualties. To counter this type of threat, France has created a counter-IED analysis laboratory.

13 Dec. 2016

The Three Wise Men Report and the origins of the NATO Science for Peace and Security Programme

On 13 December 1956, the North Atlantic Council endorsed a report to enhance non-military cooperation and coordination within NATO. Known as the Report of the Three Wise Men, it proposed concrete activities to enhance cooperation in the areas of politics, economics and science. One of the direct results of the Report was the creation of the NATO Science Programme. Sixty years later, the legacy of the Report lives on in the NATO Science for Peace and Security Programme.

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