NATO Latest Newshttp://www.nato.intWhat´s new at NATO Headquarters?enNATONATO Secretary General to visit New YorkNATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen will visit New York from 22 to 24 September to attend the United Nations General Assembly. Sep. 2014 12:00:00 GMTStatement by the NATO Secretary General on the referendum in Scotland Sep. 2014 12:00:00 GMTNATO launches Industry Cyber PartnershipOn 17 September 2014, NATO launched an initiative to boost cooperation with the private sector on cyber threats and challenges. The NATO Industry Cyber Partnership (NICP) was presented at a two-day cyber conference held in Mons, Belgium, where 1500 industry leaders and policy makers gathered to discuss cyber collaboration. Sep. 2014 12:00:00 GMTNATO to defend every Ally from every threat, Deputy Secretary General says in visit to Poland In light of Russia’s aggression against Ukraine, there will be a “far more visible” NATO presence in Eastern Europe with far more large-scale exercises, NATO Deputy Secretary General Ambassador Alexander Vershbow said in an address at the Multinational Corps North East Headquarters in Szczecin, Poland on Thursday (18 September 2014). He also stressed that all 28 Allies stand resolute in “our determination to defend every Ally from every threat.” Sep. 2014 12:00:00 GMTGeneral Breedlove thanks Spain for Patriot commitmentMONS, Belgium 18 September 2014 — General Philip M. Breedlove (Supreme Allied Commander Europe) thanked Spain for its recent decision to provide Patriot missile batteries and 130 soldiers to augment NATO’s defensive deployment in southern Turkey. The Alliance deployed six batteries in 2013 to augment Turkey's air defence capabilities to defend the population from ballistic missile threats emanating from the Syrian conflict. Sep. 2014 12:00:00 GMTNATO Secretary General on the reported elections in Crimea, Ukraine NATO does not recognise the reported elections held on 14 September in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, Ukraine. Sep. 2014 12:00:00 GMTSecretary General: Allies must stand united as a ‘force for freedom’Keeping the Alliance strong could not be more important, NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said in an address at Carnegie Europe in Brussels on Monday (15 September, 2014), as it faces an arc of crisis and instability stretching from the east to the south. “In this new age of unrest and revisionism, we must stand strong and we must stand united as a force for freedom,” he said. Sep. 2014 12:00:00 GMTNATO Secretary General to deliver a speech in Brussels The NATO Secretary General, Mr. Anders Fogh Rasmussen will deliver a speech entitled “A Strong NATO in an Era of Unrest” at an event hosted by Carnegie Europe on Monday 15 September 2014 at 13:30. Sep. 2014 12:00:00 GMTNATO engages with civil society on Children and Armed ConflictNATO met Thursday [11 September] with senior representatives of the Romeo Dallaire Child Soldiers initiative and the United Nations (UN) Institute for Training and Research to discuss ways of improving the protection of children in armed conflicts. Sep. 2014 12:00:00 GMTA new Manfred Wörner Chair in AfghanistanA newly created Manfred Wörner Chair for International Security Studies has been established in Kabul, Afghanistan. It has been set up at the Law and Political Science Faculty of Kabul University, in order to honour NATO’s achievements and sacrifices in the country through the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) and in memory of the former NATO Secretary General, Dr. Manfred Wörner, who led NATO’s transformation into a modern alliance. Sep. 2014 12:00:00 GMTFocused discussions on NATO’s Wales Summit and partnership with Central AsiaNATO’s Wales Summit and the Alliance’s cooperation with partners in Central Asia were the key themes of a discussion at Uzbekistan’s University of World Economy and Diplomacy (UWED) on 4 September. Sep. 2014 12:00:00 GMTNATO Secretary General welcomes new Iraqi governmentI welcome the approval of the new, inclusive Iraqi government by the Iraqi Parliament. The formation of the government under Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi represents a historic opportunity for Iraq’s people and their political leaders to overcome their ethnic and sectarian divides. This new government is an important step towards building unity, security and stability in Iraq. Sep. 2014 12:00:00 GMTNATO ships take part in multinational ‘Sea Breeze’ exercise in Black Sea Three NATO ships are taking part in the multinational “Sea Breeze 2014” military exercise, which started on Monday (8 September 2014) in the Black Sea. The deployment is a demonstration of NATO’s commitment to strengthen its ability to work with partner navies. Sep. 2014 12:00:00 GMTNATO Exercise Steadfast Javelin II tests Allied interoperabilityNATO-led Exercise Steadfast Javelin II wrapped up on Monday (8 September 2014) after a week of intensive training which involved over 2,000 troops from 10 Allied nations. The exercise, which took place in Estonia, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, and Poland, focused on strengthening interoperability between air and ground forces through airborne and air assault missions. "With this exercise NATO sent the clear message that it is committed and ready to protect member nations’ territory at any time,” General Hans-Lothar Domröse, Commander Joint Forces Command Brunssum (JFCB) said. Sep. 2014 12:00:00 GMTAllied leaders pledge to reverse defence cuts, reaffirm transatlantic bondThe Alliance’s 28 leaders agreed at their Wales Summit on Friday (5 September 2014) to reverse the trend of declining defence budgets and raise them over the coming decade, a move that will further strengthen the transatlantic bond. “In this dangerous world we recognise that we need to invest additional effort and money so today the Alliance made a pledge on defence investment,” said NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen. Sep. 2014 12:00:00 GMTNATO leaders take decisions to ensure robust Alliance The Alliance’s 28 leaders at their Wales Summit on Friday (5 September 2014) agreed on a Readiness Action Plan to strengthen NATO’s collective defence and to ensure the Alliance is ready to deal with any challenge. “This is a demonstration of our solidarity and resolve,” said NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen. Sep. 2014 12:00:00 GMTWales Summit Declaration Sep. 2014 12:00:00 GMTThe Wales Declaration on the Transatlantic Bond Sep. 2014 12:00:00 GMTWales Summit will make NATO fitter to deal with any challengeNATO leaders will take important steps at their two-day Summit in Wales to counter a dramatically changed security environment, NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said on Thursday (4 September 2014). The Secretary General said the meeting “will be one of the most important” in NATO’s history adding it was “a crucial Summit at a crucial time.” Sep. 2014 12:00:00 GMTDutch diplomat to become NATO’s Special Representative for Women, Peace and SecurityMrs. Marriët Schuurman, a Dutch career diplomat who currently serves as the Ambassador of the Netherlands to the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia¹, will become NATO’s Special Representative for Women, Peace and Security. Sep. 2014 12:00:00 GMT