Updated: 27-Feb-2003 November 2002

1 Nov. 2002
Promoting Russia-Baltic dialogue
Russia-Baltic relations were the focus of a two-day conference held in St Petersburg on 1 and 2 November, entitled Promoting a Win-Win Relationship for Democracy and Security Growth in the Baltic Sea Region: Agenda for the Future.
4 Nov. 2002
NATO Secretary General visits Berlin
Lord Robertson travelled to Berlin on 4 November to meet with Chancellor Gerhard Schröder and discuss key issues on NATO’s agenda ahead of the Prague Summit.
4 Nov. 2002
Training troops to face new security threats
A number of military exercises are currently being run by NATO to train troops in conducting multinational operations based on scenarios related to today's new security threats. They include ARRCADE Fusion 2002, Cannon Cloud 2002 and Bright Future.
6 Nov. 2002
Seminar in Ukraine focuses on NATO enlargement
"Security and stability in Post-Communist Europe in the context of NATO enlargement" was the theme of a regional seminar in Chernivtsi, Ukraine. It was held on 6-8 November and was organised by the "Civic Initiative Foundation" to assess illusions and realities with respect to the prospect of NATO enlargement.
9 Nov. 2002
NATO-Russia cooperation and the war on terror
The Volgograd Regional Public Foundation for the Prevention of Conflict and Crisis Situations organised a two-day conference, 9-10 November, in Volgograd to discuss the nature and perspectives of NATO-Russia relations in the framework of the war on terror. In pursuit of this goal, more than seventy participants from the regional government, universities, NGOs and local media outlets were assembled.
11 Nov. 2002
NATO Secretary General meets with President Putin
Lord Robertson met with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Brussels today, 11 November, to discuss issues on NATO’s agenda ahead of the Prague Summit and the state of NATO-Russia co-operation.
13 Nov. 2002
Meeting on NATO's communication and information systems
The NATO Consultation, Command and Control Board (NC3 B) is holding its bi-annual meeting at NATO HQ, 13-14 November. This Board oversees the work of NATO agencies with responsibilities in developing allied capabilities in the vital area of communications and information systems.
14 Nov. 2002
Ukraine in the Euro-Atlantic region
A seminar entitled "Ukraine in the Euro-Atlantic Region: Achievements and Perspectives" will take place in Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine, on November 14, 2002. The roundtable discussion will examine new international security challenges before focusing on developments in NATO-Ukraine relations, particularly in the area of defence reform and public perceptions of NATO in Ukraine.
15 Nov. 2002
New security challenges to dominate NATO Parliamentary Assembly meeting
The 48th Annual Session of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly (NATO PA) is taking place from 15 to 19 November in Istanbul. It will focus on NATO's adaptation to new security threats and to the next wave of enlargement, when several new members are expected to be invited.
15 Nov. 2002
Franco-Russian strategic forum
Current international issues were discussed at the second Franco-Russian strategic forum to be organised by the Institut de Relations Internationales et Stratégiques (IRIS), Paris, and the Russian Institute for Strategic Studies.
18 Nov. 2002
Involving partners in mass evacuation operations

For the first time, partner countries were invited to participate in a biennial training seminar of the Civil Aviation Planning Committee (CAPC) held in Athens, 18-20 November. The seminar focused on mass evacuation and, more particularly, on responses to potential disasters. Furthermore, the gathering of aviation information to facilitate a rapid response if needed and the role of partner expertise in NATO's crisis management arrangements were also addressed.

20 Nov. 2002
Youth to join NATO leaders in debating security issues
When NATO leaders meet in Prague to discuss future security challenges, young people who will live with the legacy of those decisions will hold their own summit in the city. The Prague Atlantic Student Summit, 20-23 November, will bring together approximately 180 university and graduate-level students from 37 European countries to discuss the future of the Alliance.
20 Nov. 2002
NATO Secretary General addresses conference on NATO’s transformation
NATO has not only been at the centre of change, it has also promoted and shaped this change, and will do so again during these meetings underlined Lord Robertson on the eve of the Alliance’s Summit in Prague.
21-22 Nov. 2002
Countdown to Prague Summit
Next week, 21 and 22 November, Heads of State and Government from NATO and partner countries are meeting in Prague to decide on the Alliance’s future roles and tasks.
21 Nov. 2002
Lord Robertson addresses Youth summit

On the first day of the Alliance’s Summit meeting in Prague, NATO Secretary General Lord Robertson addressed young students who are holding their own summit in the city.

21 Nov. 2002
NATO invites seven countries to Accession Talks
NATO Heads of State and Government have formally invited the following countries, Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia, to Accession Talks with NATO.
21 Nov. 2002
NATO transformed: new members, capabilities and partnerships
At their meeting in Prague, NATO Heads of State and Government opened a new chapter in the Alliance’s history by inviting seven countries to Accession Talks and committing themselves to equip NATO with new capabilities to meet the security threats of the 21st century.
22 Nov. 2002
NATO-Ukraine Action Plan adopted at Prague
Relations between NATO and Ukraine took an important step forward with the adoption of the NATO-Ukraine Action Plan by the NATO-Ukraine Commission (NUC) meeting at the level of foreign ministers in Prague on 22 November.
22-24 Nov. 2002
"Europe, the United States and the Mediterranean"
What Conference
Who Organised by the ASPEN Institute Italy and France with the Institut Catal de la Mediterrnia and co-sponsored by the NATO Office of Information and Press
Where Barcelona, Spain
When 22-24 Nov. 2002
22 Nov. 2002
Conference examines the evolution of the Mediterranean Dialogue

An international conference on “Europe, the United States and the Mediterranean" brought together high-level officials, academics and members of the business community from NATO and Mediterranean Dialogue countries to discuss an ambitious agenda of issues covering all aspects of the evolution of the Mediterranean Dialogue.

22 Nov. 2002
Bishkek conference on security issues in Central Asia

The modernisation of military and political collaboration in Central Asia was the focus of a regional conference held in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, on 22 November.

25 Nov. 2002
Discussing the enhancement of NATO's Mediterranean Dialogue

Ambassadors from NATO member countries and the seven Mediterranean Dialogue countries met on 25 November to discuss the important decisions adopted by NATO Heads of State and Government at the Prague Summit last week.

25 Nov. 2002
Observing human rights

Cadets at the Ryazan Airborne Academy of the Russian Armed Forces took part in a two-day conference, co-sponsored by NATO's Office of Information and Press, on The role of the armed forces in observing human rights in the settlement of non-international conflicts, 25-26 November. The aim was to instruct future officers in the laws of armed conflict.

27 Nov. 2002
NATO to support ISAF 3
On 27 November, the Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) in Mons, Belgium, hosted a Force Generation Conference for the International Stabilisation Force in Afghanistan (ISAF). This was the first time that SHAPE had hosted a Force Generation Conference in support of countries who have offered to lead a military operation based on a UN Security Council Resolution that is not a NATO-led mission.
29 Nov. 2002
NATO to continue supporting the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (1)

In response to a request by Skopje, the Alliance has decided to continue supporting the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia with a new peacekeeping mission from 16 December 2002.

29 Nov. 2002
Lord Robertson visits Tirana and Skopje

Lord Robertson travelled to Albania and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (1) on 29 November to deliver the message that the Alliance’s door remained open and to urge the two countries to continue reforms. Neither were invited to begin accession talks for NATO membership at the Prague Summit, but were encouraged to continue work to achieve this ultimate goal.

29 Nov. 2002
Project to destroy surplus munitions and arms in Ukraine

A NATO team of experts met in Ukraine this week to start a project that will result in the safe destruction of 133,000 tons of munitions and 1.5 million small arms and light weapons.


  1. Turkey recognises the Republic of Macedonia with its constitutional name.