|14 Jul. 2021 ||
NATO Partners are invaluable assets to our security and our Alliance, underscores director of the NATO International Military Staff
On 13 July 2021, the Director General of the NATO International Military Staff (IMS), Lieutenant General Hans-Werner Wiermann under the auspices of the Cooperative Security Division hosted the first in-person meeting with NATO Partners at NATO HQ since the start of pandemic. The meeting provided an opportunity to present the outcomes of the NATO Summit and explore ways to enhance existing partnerships.
|25 Jun. 2021 ||
Chair of the NATO Military Committee, Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach completes his mandate - “We must work together to protect our values and the global world order”
Chair of the NATO Military Committee, Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach ends his three-year tenure today, 25 June 2021. Elected in 2017 by the Allied Chiefs of Defence, Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach, UK Royal Air Force, has led the Military Committee at a time when threats and challenges from both state and non-state actors have created an increasingly unstable global security environment.
|25 Jun. 2021 ||
Admiral Rob Bauer begins his tenure as Chair of the NATO Military Committee
Today, 25 June 2021, Admiral Rob Bauer of the Royal Netherlands Navy took over as Chair of the NATO Military Committee. Elected in October 2020, Admiral Bauer begins his three-year tenure just one week after the Brussels Summit with Heads of State and Government.
|10 Jun. 2021 ||
Netherlands passes NATO Committee on Gender Perspectives Chair position to Portugal
On 04 June 2021, DGIMS hosted the NATO Committee on Gender Perspectives (NCGP) Handover/Takeover (HOTO). After two years as Chair of the NCGP, Lieutenant Colonel Corine Van Nieuwburg-Hofte (Netherlands) handed over to Chair-Elect Lieutenant Colonel Diana Morais (Portugal). The event will mark the 60th Anniversary of the integration of gender perspective within the Alliance, with the Netherlands as a founding Nation of the Committee on Women in the NATO Forces (CWINF). The small ceremony was an opportunity to wholeheartedly thank Lt Col Van Nieuwburg-Hofte and the Netherlands for their contributions toward increasing awareness of gender perspective within the Alliance over the past decades.
|18 May. 2021 ||
NATO Chiefs of Defence ensure military adaptability
NATO’s 30 Allied Chiefs of Defence met today, 18 May, at NATO Headquarters for their second meeting of 2021. Four weeks away from the Heads of State and Government Summit at NATO Headquarters in Belgium, the Allied Chiefs discussed NATO 2030, Military Strategic adaptation and planning, and NATO-led operations, missions, activities. They also met with the Chiefs of Defence of two of NATO’s Enhanced Opportunity Partners, Ukraine and Georgia.
|07 May. 2021 ||
Chairman of the Military Committee affirms NATO solidarity with Czech Republic during visit to Prague
The Chairman of the Military Committee Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach visited the Czech Republic 3-5 May 2021. While in Prague, the Chairman met with Prime Minister Babis, Defence Minister Mr. Lubomir Metnar, Chair of the Defence Committee of the Chamber of Deputies of Parliament, Ms. Jana Cernochova and the Chief of Defence, General Ales Opata.
|30 Apr. 2021 ||
Chairman of the NATO Military Committee reiterates NATO’s enduring commitment to Georgia
On 28-29 April 2021, the Chairman of the NATO Military Committee, Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach was in Georgia to meet the President, H.E. Salome Zourabishvili, the Prime Minister H.E. Irakli Garibashvili, the Minister of Defence Mr Juansher Burchuladze and the Chief of Defence Major General Giorgi Matiashvili. He also attended a special ceremony to commemorate the 30th Anniversary of the Georgian Defence Forces.
|07 Apr. 2021 ||
NATO Military Committee Chairman visits Ukraine
Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach, Chairman of the NATO Military Committee and senior military advisor to the Secretary General paid a long-planned visit to Kyiv, Ukraine on 6-7 April 2021. Air Chief Marshal Peach met with the President of Ukraine, Mr. Volodymyr Zelenskyy and the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Colonel-General Ruslan Khomchak.
|31 Mar. 2021 ||
NATO International Military Staff teams up with partners to learn valuable lessons about the ongoing pandemic
On Tuesday 30 March 2021, Major General Francesco Diella, Director of the Cooperative Security Division of the NATO International Military Staff, hosted a virtual meeting with partners on the topic of NATO’s COVID-19 Lessons Identified and Lessons Learned.
|08 Mar. 2021 ||
NATO International Military Staff marks International Women’s Day
On International Women’s Day 2021, the NATO International Military Staff acknowledges the importance of incorporating gender equality and gender perspectives in all its work strands. For more than two decades now, NATO has been striving for a more inclusive, diverse and integrated environment throughout its civilian and military structures.