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6 Apr. 2018

NATO Secretary General in Texas: Europe and North America stand strong together

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg began a visit to the United States on Thursday (5 April 2018) with a speech at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, where he stressed the importance of North America and Europe standing strong together to face common challenges.

4 Apr. 2018

Secretary General marks 69th anniversary of NATO, thanks Canada for its contributions

Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg marked the 69th anniversary of NATO’s founding with an official visit to Ottawa on Wednesday (4 April 2018). Speaking alongside Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Mr. Stoltenberg called the Alliance “a guarantor of peace, providing security and preventing conflict.” He welcomed Canada’s role as a founding member of NATO, and that Canada continues to make essential contributions to the transatlantic bond and to international security.

29 Mar. 2018

SPS - Still Pretty Smart @ 60: NATO’s Science for Peace and Security Programme celebrates its 60th Anniversary

Exactly 60 years ago, on 29 March 1958, the North Atlantic Council met in Paris where the then 15 NATO Ambassadors formally announced the establishment of a NATO Science Committee and the position of a Science Advisor to the Secretary General. Professor Norman F. Ramsey, a renowned US physicist from Harvard University who had once worked on the Manhattan Project, was appointed Science Advisor and chaired the first meeting of the NATO Science Committee, marking the foundation of the NATO Science Programme. Against the background of the launch of Sputnik1 by the Soviet Union, one of the Programme’s major goals was to promote the training of scientists within NATO countries to facilitate exchanges, build networks, and increase returns on research investments.

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.

27 Mar. 2018

Statement by NATO Secretary General on further decisions following the use of a nerve agent in Salisbury

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23 Mar. 2018

NATO Assistant‎ Secretary General for Political Affairs and Security Policy visits Morocco

On 21-23 March 2018, Ambassador Alejandro Alvargonzález, NATO Assistant Secretary General for Political Affairs and Security Policy paid an official visit to Morocco, in the framework of the Alliance's Mediterranean Dialogue.

22 Mar. 2018

Secretary General praises the Czech Republic’s commitment to NATO

Meeting the Prime Minister Andrej Babiš on Thursday (22 March 2018), NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg thanked the Prime Minister for the Czech Republic’s strong contributions to the Alliance.

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.

21 Mar. 2018

Canadian Armed Forces contribute to strengthen Iraqi forces capabilities in dealing with explosive hazards

In February and March this year, a Canadian Armed Forces Explosive Threat Training Team conducted an Explosive Threat Search training course for trainers of the Iraqi Security Forces.

20 Mar. 2018

North Atlantic Council discusses challenges to Energy Security

In a meeting with external experts, the North Atlantic Council today (20 March 2018) discussed global energy developments and their security implications. The International Energy Agency’s Executive Director, Dr. Fatih Birol, the EU Commission Vice President, Ambassador Maroš Šefčovič, and US State Department Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Diplomacy, Ms. Sandra Oudkirk, discussed major upheavals in the global energy landscape, examined the security implications of the energy transition away from oil, and reviewed the current challenges to energy security in Europe.

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