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NATO launches challenge for women and girls in science

In celebration of the International Day of Women and Girls in Science on 11 February, the NATO Science and Technology Organization (STO) is proud to launch a challenge for female university students and early career researchers up to 35 years of age. The Women and Girls in Science 2024 challenge aims to inspire young women to pursue and/or further their careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), to highlight NATO’s support for women in STEM-related disciplines, and to contribute to the diversity and inclusivity of women in this field.
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NATO headquarters welcomes the NATO Committee on Gender Perspectives Executive Committee

On 29-31 January 2024, NATO headquarters welcomed the NATO Committee on Gender Perspectives (NCGP) Executive Committee for their annual Plenary Session, to discuss NATO’s priorities for the integration of the gender perspective and outline the NCGP’s work plan for the upcoming year.
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NATO starts talks with civil society on Women, Peace and Security Policy update

On 18-19 January 2024, NATO held its first talks with Civil Society representatives on the update of NATO’s policy on Women, Peace and Security. The talks were carried out as part of the first meeting of the new Civil Society Advisory Panel (CSAP) on Women, Peace, and Security (WPS) under the leadership of NATO Secretary General’s Special Representative for WPS Irene Fellin.
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Deep Dive Recap: The Balkans and the Gender Perspective

On 17 January 2024, the NATO International Military Staff (IMS) Office of the Gender Advisor convened its fourth regional Deep Dive session, which discussed the Balkans and the Gender Perspective. It focused on the Balkan countries’ progress implementing the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) agenda, as well as ongoing challenges. It also explored the significant advancements in regional WPS cooperation, and NATO KFOR mission’s efforts to advance the gender perspective.
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NATO community supports diversity and inclusion at the NATO Run for All

Under a sunny blue sky at the NATO Headquarters in Brussels, people of various ages, nationalities and backgrounds recently gathered to support diversity at the NATO Run for All. Organised by three NATO staff resource groups that advocate for a more inclusive work environment for racial minorities, LGBTQ+ staff and working parents, the Run for All was an inspirational race dedicated to promoting diversity and fostering unity, embodying the values at the heart of the Alliance.
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The 47th NATO Committee on Gender Perspectives Annual Conference focuses on “Gender Analysis in Action” and celebrates the 25th Anniversary of the IMS Office of the Gender Advisor

From 3 to 5 October 2023, approximately 200 participants from 44 Allied and Partner Nations attended the NATO Committee on Gender Perspectives (NCGP) Annual Conference online and in-person at NATO Headquarters. This year‘s theme focused on “Gender Analysis in Action”.
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Deep Dive Recap: Indo-Pacific and the Gender Perspective

On 5 October 2023, the NATO International Military Staff (IMS) Office of the Gender Advisor convened its second regional Deep Dive session on the Indo-Pacific and the Gender Perspective. The discussion focused on the integration of the Women, Peace, and Security (WPS) agenda into Australia and Japan's respective initiatives, highlighting best practices in terms of their broader regional relations. It also explored how NATO works with its regional partners to promote the Gender Perspective.
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Deep Dive Recap: MENA and the Gender Perspective

To mark the upcoming 23rd anniversary of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325, the NATO International Military Staff Office of the Gender Advisor (IMS GENAD) has launched a new series of deep dives focusing on the Gender Perspective in different geographical regions. On 13 September 2023, the first session of this series was held with a focus on the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. It explored where and how the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) agenda is prevalent among military and peacekeeping forces in the region, as well as the challenges that remain on its way. The discussion further examined what NATO is doing and can do in the future to support a comprehensive Gender Perspective in the region, highlighting specific best practices learned from different national contexts.
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"NATO’s strength is its diversity" - Secretary General on International Day against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia

On the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia on Wednesday (17 May 2023), Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said that NATO's mission extends beyond protecting territories to safeguarding our diverse populations. "NATO’s strength is our diversity,” he said, stressing that "it is important that we reflect and celebrate the extraordinary diversity of our populations."
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NATO officials and staff discuss racial diversity at NATO HQ

On 8 May 2023, NATO HQ hosted a panel discussion titled “We Are All Allies in the Face of Racial Discrimination”. In the first event of its kind, participants explored the challenges and opportunities derived from racial diversity at NATO HQ. The Staff Group NATO Elevate Diversity spearheaded the event. Admiral Rob Bauer, Chair of the NATO Military Committee and Mr Angus Lapsley, Assistant Secretary General for Defence Policy and Planning division are executive champions for the topic and they took part in the panel session with staff members, Ms Solange Ndagijimana-Munezero, from the NHQC3S and Ms Patricia Nguyen, from the IMS Gender Advisor’s Office.

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