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NATO, UN and Civil Society discuss fight against conflict-related sexual violence

On the International Day for the Elimination of Conflict-Related Sexual Violence, NATO hosted a digital dialogue on Friday (19 June 2020) to address the prevention and response to the use of sexual violence as a tactic of war.
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Eleven Allies launch Multinational Initiative on Pilot Training

Eleven NATO Defence Ministers launched on Friday (19 June 2020) an initiative to create a network of training facilities for pilots across the European continent. The Ministers of Defence of Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Portugal, Romania, Spain and Turkey signed a Letter of Intent confirming the establishment of the NATO Flight Training Europe (NFTE) initiative, in order join forces for the training of fighter jet, helicopter, fixed wing and drone pilots.
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Coronavirus response: NATO Defence Ministers plan for possible second wave of COVID-19

NATO Defence Ministers met by secure video conference on Thursday (18 June 2020), to prepare for a possible second wave of the Coronavirus pandemic. They decided on a plan to provide support to Allies and partners, and they agreed to establish a stockpile of medical equipment and supplies, as well as a new fund to enable Allies to quickly acquire medical supplies and services. Defence Ministers from Finland, Sweden and Australia also joined the discussions, as well as EU High Representative/Vice President Borrell.
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New Disinformation Detection Technology wins NATO’s Innovation Challenge Spring 2020

Verifeye Media, a UK information technology company, won NATO’s Innovation Challenge Spring 2020 on Wednesday, 17 June 2020. Its automated detection of potential misinformation and disinformation for videos and photos, in real time, was considered as the most useful, innovative and feasible solution of the ten proposals pitched to the NATO Innovation Hub, in close coordination with the Dutch Ministry of Defence.
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Coronavirus response: Poland delivers medical aid to Iraq

Today (16 June 2020), the Office of the President of the Republic of Poland donated 50,000 protective face masks to Iraq’s health authorities, following Iraq’s request for support in response to the COVID-19 global pandemic.
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NATO Ministers of Defence meet to discuss global challenges

NATO Defence Ministers will meet by secure video conference tomorrow (17 June 2020) and Thursday (18 June 2020). This two-day meeting will address plans for a second wave of the coronavirus, as well as other key issues such as resilience, missions and operations, and deterrence and defence.
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NATO Secretary General discusses Allied agenda ahead of virtual Defence Ministers Meeting

Today (16 June 2020), NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg delivered an online press conference before a virtual meeting of Allied Defence Ministers on 17 and 18 June. The Secretary General set out what Ministers will discuss, including plans for a possible second wave of the coronavirus and updated resilience guidelines.
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NATO Secretary General consults with Defence Ministers from the Baltic region

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg participated in a teleconference with the defence ministers of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania on Monday (15 June 2020), as part of his ongoing political consultations in the run-up to the meeting of NATO Defence Ministers on June 17-18. The Secretary General updated ministers on plans for the ministerial.
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NATO Defence Ministers agree response to Russian missile challenge, address missions in Afghanistan and Iraq

NATO Defence Ministers met by secure video conference on Wednesday (17 June 2020), making decisions to strengthen the Alliance’s deterrence and defence. In response to Russia’s growing arsenal of nuclear-capable missiles, Allies agreed a balanced package of political and military measures, including strengthened air and missile defence, advanced conventional capabilities, intelligence, exercises, and steps to keep NATO’s nuclear deterrent safe, secure and effective.
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21 years of KFOR: continued contribution to peace and regional stability

On 12 June 2020, the NATO-led Kosovo Force (KFOR) marked its 21st anniversary. KFOR’s mission remains unchanged. Based on UN Security Council Resolution 1244 of 1999, about 3400 troops provided by 27 NATO members and partners continue to contribute towards maintaining a safe and secure environment in Kosovo and freedom of movement for all communities in Kosovo.

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