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25 Oct. 2018

NATO highlights importance of Women, Peace and Security in UN Security Council debate

Clare Hutchinson, the NATO Secretary General’s Special Representative for Women, Peace and Security, participated in a UN Security Council debate on women's empowerment in New York on Thursday (25 October 2018). Ms. Hutchinson stressed NATO's strong commitment to the Women, Peace and Security agenda, noting the adoption of a new Policy and Action Plan by Allied leaders in July. She said: "the Women, Peace and Security agenda needs collective action to ensure tangible progress. We must be courageous in our work together to achieve sustainable and lasting peace, not only for women, but for everyone."

25 Oct. 2018

Explore Trident Juncture 2018

It is happening in the air, on land, at sea and in cyberspace. NATO Allies are testing their ability to defend our populations and territories, deter potential adversaries and work together with partners in NATO's biggest exercise in recent years.

24 Oct. 2018

NATO Secretary General briefs on exercise Trident Juncture

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg briefed media on Wednesday (24 October 2018) ahead of Trident Juncture, NATO’s biggest exercise since the end of the Cold War. Trident Juncture will include around 65 ships, 250 aircraft, 10,000 vehicles and 50,000 personnel from across the Alliance. All 29 Allies are participating, as well as NATO partners Finland and Sweden. “This is a strong display of our capabilities and of our resolve to work together,” said the Secretary General.

23 Oct. 2018

Secretary General welcomes President of Colombia to NATO

Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed President Iván Duque Márquez of Colombia to NATO headquarters on Tuesday (23 October 2018) for talks on strengthening the cooperation between Colombia and the Alliance. Colombia is NATO’s first partner in Latin America. “Our cooperation is good for Colombia and it is good for NATO,” said the Secretary General.

21 Oct. 2018

NATO helps Iraq to strengthen its force planning capacity

NATO conducted a four-day workshop on 15-18 October 2018 to strengthen the Iraqi Security Forces’ ability to plan and conduct missions and tasks outlined in the country’s national security strategy. Called ‘strategic guidance mission analysis’, this is the first step of a comprehensive defence planning process aiming to help the Iraqi Security Forces adapt their current force structure to future security challenges. “NATO is one of the crucial partners helping Iraq with this process in the upcoming years,” Major General Adel, Commander of the Iraqi Army Planning Directorate said.

18 Oct. 2018

Formal Accession Talks with Skopje begin at NATO Headquarters

The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia¹ marked an important step on its road towards NATO membership on Thursday (18 October 2018), beginning two days of formal Accession Talks at the NATO headquarters in Brussels.

18 Oct. 2018

NATO-ICI Regional Centre Holds First Annual Review in Kuwait

On 30 September – 1 October 2018, NATO and Kuwait held the first annual review of activities at the NATO-Istanbul Cooperation Initiative (ICI) Regional Centre. An inter-ministerial delegation from the State of Kuwait, who are the focal points for implementation of the NATO-ICI Regional Centre’s Action Plan, met at the Centre in Kuwait with their counterparts from different NATO International Staff divisions, International Military Staff and Strategic Commands. The meeting was chaired by Sheikh Fawaz Meshal Al-Sabah on the Kuwaiti side, and the Alliance’s inter-divisional delegation was led by Mr. Nicola de Santis, Head of the NATO Middle East and North Africa Section of the Political Affairs and Security Policy Division.

17 Oct. 2018

NATO Deputy Secretary General: “Security does not come for free”

NATO Deputy Secretary General Rose Gottemoeller laid out the importance of defence spending at a time of unprecedented security challenges in a speech at the annual NATO Resource Conference in Paris on Tuesday (16 October 2018).

17 Oct. 2018

US Marines land in Iceland in initial phase of exercise Trident Juncture

Around 90 US Marines from the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit landed at Keflavík on Wednesday (17 October 2018), marking the initial phase of NATO’s Exercise Trident Juncture 2018 in Iceland. The main phase of Trident Juncture will start in Norway on October 25. Arriving by MV-22 Osprey and CH-53 Sea Stallion helicopters from the USS Iwo Jima, the Marines practised securing the airfield and key infrastructure, in cooperation with the Icelandic Police.

17 Oct. 2018

Berlin hosts NATO-Industry Forum 2018

The NATO-Industry Forum is the primary venue for strategic dialogue with the defence and security industry on NATO capability planning and development. Sponsored by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, the Forum is co-organised by Supreme Allied Commander Transformation, General André Lanata, and NATO Assistant Secretary General for Defence Investment, Mr Camille Grand.

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