|16 Dec. 2019
NATO renews pledge to strengthen training on International Humanitarian Law
Last week in Geneva (9-12 December 2019), a NATO delegation attended the 33rd International Conference of the Red Cross and Red Crescent, in an observer capacity. The Organization formally pledged to continue a substantive dialogue with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) to identify areas where training and education provided by NATO on international humanitarian law may be further enhanced.
|25 Jun. 2018
Secretary General welcomes stronger NATO-EU cooperation
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed strengthened cooperation between the EU and NATO ahead of a meeting with EU Defence Ministers on Monday (25 June 2018). The Secretary General noted that he will sign a new Joint Declaration with the Presidents of the European Council and the European Commission at the NATO Summit, setting out a shared vision for further cooperation.
|22 Jun. 2018
NATO and EU Senior Military Officials deepen military EU-NATO cooperation
On 19 June 2018, Lieutenant General Jan Broeks, Director General of the NATO International Military Staff (DGIMS) hosted Lieutenant General Esa Pulkkinen, Director General of the European Union Military Staff (DGEUMS) for the bi-annual IMS-EUMS Director Generals’ Conference at the new NATO Headquarters in Brussels.
|08 Jun. 2018
NATO Defence Ministers build momentum toward stronger NATO-EU cooperation
Joined by High Representative Federica Mogherini and Defence Ministers from Finland and Sweden, NATO Defence Ministers met today to review the unprecedented progress that has been achieved over the past two years in NATO-EU cooperation. The two organisations have been working together on 74 concrete areas of cooperation, including hybrid and cyber, maritime operations, exercises and military mobility, and the fight against terrorism. NATO and EU leaders plan to sign a new joint declaration in July to further enhance their level of cooperation.
|21 Mar. 2018
President of the International Committee of the Red Cross visits NATO Headquarters
The President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Peter Maurer, was welcomed to NATO Headquarters by Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on Wednesday (21 March 2018). The visit comes just over a year after the Secretary General’s historic first visit to ICRC Headquarters in Geneva. Wednesday’s meeting marked a continuation of regular dialogue between the leaders and touched on shared priorities for NATO and the ICRC, and the collaboration between the two organizations. President Maurer also addressed the North Atlantic Council.
|10 Dec. 2015
NATO pledge to strengthen training on international humanitarian law
This week in Geneva, NATO attended for the first time the 32nd International Conference of the Red Cross and Red Crescent, in an observer capacity. The Organization formally pledged to continue a substantive dialogue with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) to identify areas where training and education provided by NATO on international humanitarian law may be further enhanced.
|10 Jun. 2015
Improving international conflict management
International organisations like NATO, the European Union (EU) and the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) have an integral role to play in conflict resolution and crisis management – but each has different strategies and visions of how to approach a conflict.
|12 Dec. 2014
NATO forum supports enhanced comprehensive approach
Policy makers and practitioners in the field of crisis management attended the third informal “Community of Interest” workshop at NATO Headquarters on 11 and 12 December.
|30 Jun. 2014
Strengthening international networks for crisis management
Working with representatives from a widening circle of international organisations is a boost for NATO’s efforts to help reinforce a comprehensive approach to crises. Involving political, civilian and military instruments, this type of approach capitalises on the complementarity of the different participating actors. As such, it is a logical target to set when faced with complex crises that have potentially long-term consequences.
|23 Sep. 2013
Five years of strengthened cooperation with the United Nations
This week the focus is on New York as world leaders, including NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen, gather for the annual plenary session of the United Nations General Assembly. It also marks five years since the signing, on 23 September 2008, of the Joint Declaration on UN/NATO Secretariat Cooperation, which has taken staff cooperation between the two organisations to a new level.