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Secretary General praises Germany’s strong contributions to NATO and support to Ukraine

In a visit to Berlin on Tuesday (24 January 2023) NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg thanked Defence Minister Boris Pistorius for Germany’s significant contributions to NATO and strong support to Ukraine.
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Deep Dive Recap: Children and Armed Conflict and the Gender Perspective

On the 17th January 2023, the NATO International Military Staff Office of the Gender Advisor (GENAD) hosted its eighth Deep Dive Session, this time focused on Children and Armed Conflict (CAAC) and the Gender Perspective. The session highlighted NATO’s role in addressing CAAC while integrating a Gender Perspective, along with the military challenges to consider when addressing violations against girls and boys in a conflict setting.
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Chair of the NATO Military Committee commends Portugal for its global security vision

From 20 to 23 January 2023, the Chair of the NATO Military Committee, Admiral Rob Bauer was in Portugal, at the invitation of the Portuguese Chief of Defence, Admiral António Silva Ribeiro. During the visit, Admiral Bauer attended a military ceremony, with Admiral Silva Ribeiro, before heading to the Joint Command for Military Operations. He also met with the Portuguese Minister of Defence, Mrs Helena Carreiras.
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NATO hosts symposium on climate change and military capabilities

On Monday (23 January 2023), NATO hosted its first Industry Symposium on Climate Change and Capabilities, which brought together over 150 representatives from NATO Allies and industry. The participants discussed how NATO’s ambitions on climate change and security can be taken into account in the development of new military capabilities.
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NATO Secretary General accepts Honorary Award of Ukraine’s Verkhovna Rada

Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg accepted the Honorary Award of the Verkhovna Rada, the unicameral Parliament of Ukraine, in a ceremony at NATO Headquarters on Monday (23 January 2023). The Honorary Award is the highest award given by the Verkhovna Rada for “significant contributions to any sphere of life, outstanding socio-political activities, services to the Ukrainian people in promoting and strengthening Ukraine as a democratic, social, legal state”.
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NATO strengthens political dialogue with partners Armenia and Azerbaijan

The NATO Secretary General’s Special Representative for the Caucasus and Central Asia, Javier Colomina, travelled to the South Caucasus this week, visiting Armenia and Azerbaijan. The visit was part of Mr Colomina’s regular political consultations in these two important NATO partner countries.
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NATO Secretary General in Ramstein: we must urgently step up support for Ukraine

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg participated in a meeting of the US-led Ukraine Defence Contact Group in Ramstein, Germany on Friday (20 January 2023). The meeting was chaired by US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin, and started with a video address by the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy.
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NATO Deputy Secretary General addresses junior diplomats of the European Diplomatic Academy

NATO Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoană addressed students of the European Diplomatic Academy on Thursday (19 January 2023), stressing the importance of democratic nations and institutions standing together in a more dangerous world. He also highlighted the unique role of the younger generation in co-designing innovative solutions for the world of today and tomorrow.
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NATO military leadership addresses new era of collective defence

On 18 and 19 January 2023, the NATO Military Committee, joined by Invitees Finland and Sweden, met in Chiefs of Defence format in Brussels. The Chiefs of Defence discussed the strengthening of the Defence and Deterrence posture of the Alliance by increasing readiness, developing capabilities and interlinking national and NATO military planning more closely than ever.
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NATO hosts Belgian and Dutch Invictus teams

On 19 January 2023, on the sidelines of the NATO Chiefs of Defence meeting, NATO hosted members of the Belgian and Dutch Invictus teams for a friendly game of sitting volleyball. This was part of an initiative to help build awareness for the Invictus Games Foundation, which promotes the use of sports to inspire recovery, support rehabilitation and generate a wider understanding and respect for wounded, injured and sick Servicemen and women.

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