|07 Jun. 2022 ||
Deep Dive Recap: Emerging and Disruptive Technologies, and the Gender Perspective
On the 7 June 2022, the NATO International Military Staff (IMS) hosted their fourth Deep Dive Session focusing on the nexus between the Gender Perspective, and Emerging and Disruptive Technologies (EDTs), specifically artificial intelligence (AI). This session discussed the inherent uncertainties of technology development trends and the paramount importance of policies that help pre-empt negative impacts while promoting beneficial applications. NATO’s Principles of Responsible Use for AI exemplify that approach, stressing the need to develop trust and interoperability, as well as the inclusion of a gender perspective in the design of future AI-enabled systems. The presentations were given by Dr Ulf Ehlert, Head of Strategy and Policy in the Office of the Chief Scientist and Zoe Stanley-Lockman from the Innovation Unit of the NATO Emerging Security Challenges Division.
|19 Mar. 2021 ||
NATO Headquarters hosts first-ever conference on LGBTQ+ perspectives in the workplace
NATO Headquarters hosted its first-ever internal conference on LGBTQ+ perspectives in the workplace on Friday (19 March 2021). Organised by the staff-led “Proud @ NATO” volunteer group, the online event brought together around 130 participants across civilian and military staffs, as well as national delegations, to discuss the experiences and challenges of LGBTQ+ people at work.
|18 Mar. 2021 ||
NATO Deputy Secretary General advocates for gender equality and women’s leadership
In a NATO-led online conference on Gender equality and leadership: are today’s leaders leading enough? on 18 March 2021, NATO’s Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoană called for more women in leadership positions, including at NATO.
|19 Oct. 2020 ||
44th NATO Committee on Gender Perspectives
The NATO Committee on Gender Perspectives (NCGP) hosted its annual conference on 13-14 October 2020. The theme of the conference was “Deepening Gender Mainstreaming: Transformation Through Professionalisation” and the event brought together 110 participants, including representatives from NATO Member and Partner Nations, academics, researchers, and international organisations from around the world, virtually and physically. At the conference, participants discussed the current state of affairs and exchanged best practices to continue integrating gender perspectives and the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) Agenda at NATO.
|02 Mar. 2020 ||
Secretary General welcomes gender advisors to NATO Headquarters
Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed gender advisors to NATO Headquarters in Brussels at an event on Monday (2 March 2020). Mr. Stoltenberg thanked them for their important work, “to make NATO more effective and to improve security and stability wherever we operate”. NATO’s gender advisors are military or civilian personnel deployed to NATO commands, operations, and missions.
|30 Jan. 2020 ||
NATO adopts first-ever policy on preventing and responding to sexual exploitation and abuse
NATO has adopted its first policy on preventing and responding to sexual exploitation and abuse.
|24 Jun. 2019 ||
Integrating Gender Perspective and Accountability - 43rd NATO Committee on Gender Perspectives (NCGP) Annual Conference
From 4 to 7 June 2019, approximately 150 participants from 24 NATO Member nations, the Republic of North Macedonia and 11 Partner nations gathered to participate in the 43rd NATO Committee on Gender Perspectives (NCGP) Annual Conference. The Open Conference included three Panel discussions related to integrating gender perspectives in the armed forces - role of strategic military leadership; NATO’s historic engagement with gender in military operations; and Gender Advisors’ and Senior NCOs’ successes and challenges in implementation at the tactical level. A book launch and discussion on “NATO, Gender and the Military: Women Organising from Within” also took place.
|29 May. 2018 ||
NATO and partners focus on strengthening gender perspectives
The annual conference of the NATO Committee on Gender Perspectives (NCGP) took place from 29 May to 1 June 2018, in Brussels, Belgium. This year’s theme was “A 360 degree approach to gender”. The conference aimed to raise awareness of gender initiatives across the political, military and social domains in NATO, the United Nations (UN), the European Union, the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) and their respective nations and partners.
|29 Mar. 2018 ||
NATO organises second workshop on military guidelines on the prevention of, and response to, conflict-related sexual and gender based violence
On 28 March 2018, the Belgium Royal Military Academy in Brussels hosted the second workshop on military guidelines on the prevention of, and response to, Conflict-Related Sexual and Gender-Based Violence.
|15 Dec. 2017 ||
NATO Annual Report on Gender Perspectives in Allied Armed Forces: progress made in pre-deployment training and work-life balance
The third edition of the Summary of the national reports to the NATO Committee on Gender Perspectives (NCGP) is a digest of the statistics and progress made, in 2016, by the 28 NATO members and 13 partners on the implementation of the United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1325 on Women, Peace and Security.