Secretary General launches NATO 2030 to make our strong Alliance even stronger

  • 08 Jun. 2020 -
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  • Last updated: 09 Jun. 2020 15:56

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg today (Monday 8 June 2020) launched his outline for NATO 2030 in an online conversation with the Atlantic Council and the German Marshall Fund of the United States. “This is an opportunity to reflect on where we see our Alliance ten years from now, and how it will continue to keep us safe in a more uncertain world,” the Secretary General said.

To do this, the Secretary General said, NATO must “stay strong militarily, be more united politically, and take a broader approach globally.”  In his speech, Mr Stoltenberg stated that staying strong militarily means continuing to invest in our armed forces and modern military capabilities, which have kept us safe for over 70 years. Strengthening NATO politically means using NATO as the forum to discuss, and where necessary to act, on issues affecting our shared security. Finally, making NATO a more global Alliance means working even more closely with like-minded partners to defend our values in a world of increased global competition.

In December 2019, NATO Leaders invited the Secretary General to lead a forward-looking reflection process to strengthen NATO's political dimension. To support him, Mr Stoltenberg has appointed a group of ten experts. Over the coming months, NATO will engage with Allies, public and private sector experts, and young leaders to provide fresh thinking on how to make sure NATO remains ready today to face tomorrow’s challenges.

Find out more at and join the conversation via #NATO2030.