|22 Nov. 2022 ||
Republic of Korea opens diplomatic mission to NATO
The Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Belgium, Yoon Soongu, met with Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg at NATO Headquarters on Tuesday (22 November 2022), at an official ceremony marking the establishment of the Republic of Korea’s Diplomatic Mission to NATO. This follows the agreement by the North Atlantic Council in September on the Republic of Korea’s decision to designate its Embassy to Belgium as the country’s Mission to NATO.
|10 Nov. 2022 ||
NATO Environmental Protection Working Group celebrates its 25th meeting
From 9 to 11 November 2022, the NATO Environmental Protection Working Group (EPWG) held its plenary meeting at the NATO Headquarters in Brussels. The plenary centred on the hybrid event marking the 25th meeting of the EPWG, highlighting NATO’s continued stake in environmental protection and its cross-cutting dimension.
|13 Oct. 2022 ||
Independent Scientific Evaluation Group returns to NATO Headquarters
For more than 60 years, NATO's Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme has been supporting and promoting international cooperation on civil science and technology, and the Independent Scientific Evaluation Group (ISEG) is a key part of this vital work. On 10-11 October 2022, the ISEG re-convened in person for the first time since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. For two days, the ISEG reviewed and evaluated over 75 SPS project applications, which were submitted in response to a call for proposals on topics related to the NATO 2030 agenda. The ISEG's recommendations will be presented to the Allies, who will make sure that the proposals align with NATO’s priorities and partnership objectives.
|07 Oct. 2022 ||
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.
|27 Sep. 2022 ||
Using quantum technologies to make communications secure
Innovative projects led by scientists in NATO and partner countries are breaking new ground to harness the power of quantum to make communications impossible to intercept and hack. The application of these quantum technologies in the security and defence sectors could help to future-proof the transmission of information, protecting it from increasingly advanced hacking systems and contributing to NATO’s efforts to maintain its technological edge.
|27 Sep. 2022 ||
Alliance agrees the Republic of Korea’s Mission to NATO
The North Atlantic Council agreed on Monday (26 September 2022) to accept the request of the Republic of Korea to designate its Embassy to Belgium as the country’s Mission to NATO. This is an important step in NATO’s strong partnership with the Republic of Korea.
|25 Aug. 2022 ||
NATO Secretary General travels to the Canadian Arctic
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg is travelling to the Canadian Arctic on Thursday (25 August 2022) as part of a three-day visit hosted by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and accompanied by Foreign Minister Mélanie Joly, Defence Minister Anita Anand, Northern Affairs Minister Dan Vandal, and Chief of the Defence Staff Gen. Wayne Eyre. The Secretary General’s visit serves to underline the High North’s strategic importance for Euro-Atlantic security, especially in the context of a rapidly warming climate and rising geostrategic competition. The trip marks the first time a NATO Secretary General has visited Canada's Arctic.
|29 Jul. 2022 ||
NATO marks 70 years of scientific and technological research
In 2022, NATO marks 70 years of collaborative scientific and technological research at the service of Alliance defence and security.
|25 May. 2022 ||
NATO demonstrates new technology to counter terrorism in crowded venues
Subway stations, airports, and other mass transit and gathering venues across the world have been targeted by terrorist attacks, leading to loss of life and damage to infrastructure. With DEXTER – short for Detection of EXplosives and firearms to counter TERrorism – NATO has developed the prototype of a technology to counter the threat from firearms and explosives in crowded venues. After three years of research supported by the NATO Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme, a one-month testing of the prototype was was successfully completed in a subway station in Rome, Italy.
|06 May. 2022 ||
NATO continues to adapt to rapid environmental changes
Rapid environmental changes resulting from climate change have a direct impact on our shared security and call for innovative technological solutions. NATO has started a new project using Big Earth Datacube Analytics for transnational security and environmental protection. Today (5 May 2022) marked its kick-off, at an event hosted at NATO Headquarters in Brussels by the NATO Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme, featuring the participation of project stakeholders and experts from Denmark, Germany, Israel and Switzerland.