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NATO stands with the international community to better protect conflict-affected children

“NATO has long recognized that protecting children in conflict is an important aspect of any comprehensive strategy to resolve conflict and a key component of durable peace and security,” Ms Clare Hutchinson, NATO High Level Focal Point for Children and Armed Conflict, noted on Tuesday (23 June 2020) in her written address to the United Nations Security Council open debate on Children and Armed Conflict.
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NATO exercise helps improve interoperability for 22 nations across 10 time zones

The Coalition Warrior exercise - NATO’s largest interoperability event - drew to a successful close on Thursday (25 June 2020). The exercise, which took place virtually this year, saw participants log in from test sites in San Diego on the US West Coast all the way to Ankara, Turkey.
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Coronavirus response: Estonia provides critical aid to Georgia, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Ukraine

Estonia has recently delivered medical supplies to Georgia, Montenegro, North Macedonia, and Ukraine, as part of multiple Allied efforts to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Floods in Western Ukraine

On 25 June the Euro-Atlantic Disaster Response Coordination Centre (EADRCC) received a request for international assistance from Ukraine. Huge floods in Western Ukraine have caused significant damage to critical infrastructure and threaten human lives. Thus far, the floods destroyed 110 km of road infrastructure and 90 bridges.
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Deputy Secretary General Geoană at Jagello Conference: Health and economic downturn should not become a security crisis

Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoană delivered a virtual address to the Jagello Security Conference on Thursday (25 June 2020) and commended the Czech Republic for its generous support to Allies during the COVID-19 pandemic, including with donations of medical equipment to Italy, Spain, and North Macedonia.
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NATO and Tunisian ships exercise together in the Mediterranean

Frigates from Standing NATO Maritime Group 2 exercised with two vessels from the Tunisian Navy in the waters north of Bizerte, Tunisia on Monday (22 June 2020). In a demonstration of deepening cooperation between NATO and Tunisia, the four ships performed a communication drill, followed by a series of maneuvers, and concluded by a traditional ‘sailpast’ and salute.
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Secretary General at Brussels Forum: As the World is Changing, NATO is Changing

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg spoke at the German Marshall Fund’s Brussels Forum on Tuesday (23 June 2020), addressing issues ranging from arms control to plans for a second wave of COVID-19. He said, “NATO has to be able to defend all Allies against any threat from any direction." He continued, "that one of the purposes of NATO 2030, is to make sure that we adapt, that we change as we see the world is changing.”
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Unified Vision 2020 to guide further development of NATO Joint Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance capabilities

NATO Allies joining this year’s Unified Vision (UV) event began today the second week of the operational evaluation of Joint Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance capabilities across the Alliance.
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NATO Allied ships patrol in the Black Sea

The United States Navy dock landing ship USS Oak Hill joined the guided missile destroyer USS Porter in the Black Sea on Thursday (18 June 2020) for maritime security operations and to train with Allies and partners in the region. Porter entered the Black Sea on Wednesday.
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NATO Deputy Secretary General stresses the importance of security partnership for democracy

On 19 June 2020, NATO Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoană participated in an online discussion of the Copenhagen Democracy Summit. The session about the “Military Backbone of Democracy” covered the current global security issues we face today and the resulting new challenges for global multilateral cooperation, including the COVID-19 outbreak. The Deputy Secretary General gave his perspectives on how the military and security partnership is important for democracy.

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