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Chair of NATO Military Committee highlights Canadian contributions to the Alliance

From 16 to 20 November 2022, the Chair of the NATO Military Committee Admiral Rob Bauer was in Canada, where he met with Canadian Armed Forces officials and civilian representatives. Admiral Bauer gave a lecture at the Canadian Forces College (CFC), visited the Maritime Forces Atlantic (MARLANT), and observed training activities at the 2 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group. He joined Minister of National Defence, Anita Anand, for the announcement of Canada’s offer for the location for the North American Regional Office of NATO’s Defence Innovation Accelerator for the North Atlantic (DIANA).
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The people behind the policies: integrating gender perspectives into the military

NATO, as a political and military alliance, has a robust institutional framework comprised of dedicated civilian and military staff. There are several tools utilised by NATO military staff and Allied armed forces that ensure that gender perspectives are effectively integrated into all analysis, planning, missions and operations.
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Youth, peace and security: What is it and why should we care?

Today’s generation of youth is the largest the world has ever known, and young women and men are often forming the majority of the population in countries affected by violence and armed conflicts. Their input in security is therefore essential.
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The 46th NATO Committee on Gender Perspectives focuses on hybrid threats, disinformation and human security

From 3rd to 5th October 2022, approximately 170 participants from 42 NATO Allies and Partners as well as academic organisations and civil society gathered for the Annual Conference of the NATO Committee on Gender Perspectives (NCGP). The conference focused on “Integrating Gender Perspective – Moving from Policy to Practice” with a series of panels and roundtable discussions.
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Deep Dive Recap: Small Arms and Light Weapons and the Gender Perspective

On the 22nd September 2022, the NATO International Military Staff (IMS) GENAD Office hosted their monthly Deep Dive Session focusing on the relationship between the Gender Perspective and Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW). This session explored the role of gender mainstreaming to fill information gaps and address current challenges in small arms control work, ammunition management and demining.
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NATO Chiefs of Defence discuss operationalisation of Madrid Summit decisions

From 16 to 18 September 2022, the Allied Chiefs of Defence gathered for their annual conference, in Tallinn, Estonia. For the first time, Finland and Sweden attended the Military Committee Conference as NATO Invitees. The agenda reflected the changed security environment as well as the implementation of the decisions taken at the NATO Summit in Madrid, last June.
14 Jun. 2021

Brussels Summit Communiqué issued by NATO Heads of State and Government (2021)

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Netherlands passes NATO Committee on Gender Perspectives Chair position to Portugal

On 04 June 2021, DGIMS hosted the NATO Committee on Gender Perspectives (NCGP) Handover/Takeover (HOTO). After two years as Chair of the NCGP, Lieutenant Colonel Corine Van Nieuwburg-Hofte (Netherlands) handed over to Chair-Elect Lieutenant Colonel Diana Morais (Portugal). The event will mark the 60th Anniversary of the integration of gender perspective within the Alliance, with the Netherlands as a founding Nation of the Committee on Women in the NATO Forces (CWINF). The small ceremony was an opportunity to wholeheartedly thank Lt Col Van Nieuwburg-Hofte and the Netherlands for their contributions toward increasing awareness of gender perspective within the Alliance over the past decades.
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NATO Chiefs of Defence ensure military adaptability

NATO’s 30 Allied Chiefs of Defence met today, 18 May, at NATO Headquarters for their second meeting of 2021. Four weeks away from the Heads of State and Government Summit at NATO Headquarters in Belgium, the Allied Chiefs discussed NATO 2030, Military Strategic adaptation and planning, and NATO-led operations, missions, activities. They also met with the Chiefs of Defence of two of NATO’s Enhanced Opportunity Partners, Ukraine and Georgia.
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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.

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