NATO Latest Newshttp://www.nato.intWhat´s new at NATO Headquarters?enNATOSecretary General reaffirms NATO’s commitment to counter terrorism at a meeting of Defence Ministers from the Global Coalition against ISISToday (22 October 2021), NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg joined an in-person meeting of Defence Ministers from framework nations of the Global Coalition against ISIS, chaired by the United States, in Brussels. https://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_187613.htm18761322 Oct. 2021 12:00:00 GMTNATO sharpens its technological edgeOn Friday (22 October 2021) Allies launched the NATO Innovation Fund to invest in cutting-edge technologies. The fund is expected to invest 1 billion euros with innovators across the Alliance working on emerging and disruptive technologies.https://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_187605.htm18760522 Oct. 2021 12:00:00 GMTNATO releases first-ever strategy for Artificial IntelligenceOn Thursday (21 October 2021), NATO Defence Ministers agreed to NATO’s first-ever strategy for Artificial Intelligence (AI).https://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_187934.htm18793422 Oct. 2021 12:00:00 GMTNATO Allies take the lead on the development of NATO’s Innovation FundOn Friday (22 October 2021), at a signing ceremony hosted by NATO’s Secretary General, Defence Ministers from 17 Allied countries* agreed to take the lead on the development of NATO’s first Innovation Fund. https://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_187607.htm18760722 Oct. 2021 12:00:00 GMTNATO Deputy Secretary General to participate in Meridian Summit (online)On Friday, 22 October 2021, the NATO Deputy Secretary General, Mr. Mircea Geoană, will participate in the 10th Annual Meridian Summit: Prioritizing People and Planet, organized by Meridian International. Mr. Geoană will take part in an online conversation titled “Military Efforts to Combat Climate Change”.https://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_187940.htm18794022 Oct. 2021 12:00:00 GMTNATO releases new Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security On Thursday (21 October 2021), NATO Defence Ministers endorsed NATO’s 2021-2025 Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security (WPS). https://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_187547.htm18754722 Oct. 2021 12:00:00 GMTNATO Defence Ministers address key issues for Allied securityOn Thursday (21 October 2021) NATO Defence Ministers discussed how to further strengthen the Alliance’s deterrence and defence, continuing NATO’s adaption to a more complex and competitive world. Ministers endorsed a new overarching plan to defend the Alliance in crisis and conflict. This will make sure NATO continues to have the right forces and capabilities, at the right place and at the right time, to protect our one billion people from any threat.https://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_187611.htm18761121 Oct. 2021 12:00:00 GMTNATO Defence Ministers lay ground for Madrid SummitNATO Defence Ministers on Thursday (21 October 2021) will take decisions to strengthen the Alliance’s security and lay the ground for the NATO Summit in Madrid next June. Speaking at the start of the two-day meeting, Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said that Ministers will adopt a new set of capability targets for all Allies.https://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_187601.htm18760121 Oct. 2021 12:00:00 GMTSecretary General welcomes US Secretary of Defense to NATOSecretary General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin to NATO Headquarters on Thursday (21 October 2021), ahead of meetings of Allied Defence Ministers. Mr. Stoltenberg thanked Secretary Austin for his leadership and the strong commitment of the United States to NATO, saying he looked forward to taking important decisions on the future of the Alliance.https://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_187603.htm18760321 Oct. 2021 12:00:00 GMTLearning to be a Gender Focal Point on strategic level The International Military Staff (IMS) Gender Advisor team collaborated with NATO’s Crisis Management and Disaster Response Centre of Excellence (CMDR COE) to deliver Gender Focal Point (GFP) training 4-7 Oct 21 in order to prepare GFPs for their role in the Divisions and independent offices across IMS. 21 participants took part, including one GFP for each IMS division and independent office.https://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_187733.htm18773321 Oct. 2021 12:00:00 GMTFifteen Allies deepen cooperation on Ground Based Air DefenceDefence Ministers from 15 NATO Allies reaffirmed their commitment to multinationally develop, acquire and deliver Ground Based Air Defence capabilities, which will protect Allied personnel, equipment and facilities from air based threats. This was done in the margins of the NATO Defence Ministers Meeting on 21 October 2021.https://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_187698.htm18769821 Oct. 2021 12:00:00 GMTEleven Allies launch multinational projects to boost CBRN defenceThe Ministers of Defence from 11 NATO Allies launched three multinational High Visibility Projects to provide CBRN protection equipment, develop and procure CBRN detection and identification systems, as well as potentially establish a network of CBRN defence facilities. The letters of intent launching these initiatives were signed in the margins of the NATO Defence Ministers’ meeting on 21 October 2021.https://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_187694.htm18769421 Oct. 2021 12:00:00 GMTVisit to Finland and Sweden by the North Atlantic CouncilAt the invitation of the Finnish and Swedish authorities, the North Atlantic Council will visit Finland and Sweden from Monday, 25 October, to Wednesday, 27 October 2021.https://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_187546.htm18754620 Oct. 2021 12:00:00 GMTSecretary General previews meetings of NATO Defence MinistersNATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg introduced the agenda of this week's in-person meetings of NATO Defence Ministers in a press conference on Wednesday (20 October 2021). Ministers will take decisions to strengthen our collective security and lay the ground for NATO Summit in Madrid next June.https://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_187557.htm18755720 Oct. 2021 12:00:00 GMTNATO and Ukraine hold workshop on use of hybrid tactics in multilateral diplomacyOn Friday (15 October 2021), NATO and Ukraine held a workshop on the use of hybrid tactics in multilateral diplomacy at NATO Headquarters in Brussels. Organised as part of the NATO-Ukraine Platform on Countering Hybrid Warfare, the workshop brought together decision-makers and experts from government, think tanks and academia. Participants addressed the risks of hybrid tactics, as well as possible responses.https://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_187559.htm18755919 Oct. 2021 12:00:00 GMTAppointment of Daniela Morgante as IBAN ChairThe North Atlantic Council reappointed Ms. Daniela Morgante, Italian Board Member, as Chair of IBAN with effect from 01 November 2021 to the end of her mandate on 31 July 2023. https://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_187619.htm18761919 Oct. 2021 12:00:00 GMTItaly hosts NATO-Industry Forum 2021The NATO-Industry Forum is the primary venue for strategic dialogue with industry on NATO capability planning, development and delivery. Sponsored by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, the Forum is co-organised by Supreme Allied Commander Transformation, General Philippe Lavigne, and NATO Assistant Secretary General for Defence Investment, Camille Grand.https://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_187535.htm18753519 Oct. 2021 12:00:00 GMTNATO launches annual deterrence exerciseNATO kicked off its annual deterrence exercise on Monday (18 October 2021), with dozens of aircraft from across the Alliance practicing the defence of NATO’s European Allies. The week-long exercise, called “Steadfast Noon”, is taking place over southern Europe, and involves aircraft and personnel from 14 NATO countries.https://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_187041.htm18704118 Oct. 2021 12:00:00 GMTNATO Deputy Secretary General meets with Hungary’s Minister for Innovation and TechnologyOn Monday (18 October 2021), NATO’s Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoană met with Hungary’s Minister for Innovation and Technology László Palkovics at NATO Headquarters to discuss how the Alliance will maintain its technological edge.https://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_187489.htm18748918 Oct. 2021 12:00:00 GMTMedia access to NATO HQIn light of the progressive relaxation of COVID-19 restrictions in Belgium and in accordance with the space available for media and current social distancing rules, (a limited number of) media representatives will be allowed to enter physically the NATO HQ for media coverage purposes as of 1 Sept 2021.https://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_174457.htm17445715 Oct. 2021 12:00:00 GMT