Updated: 03-Oct-2007 November 2005

2 Nov. 2005
NATO doctors and engineers arrive in Pakistan
NATO medical and engineering personnel have begun arriving in Pakistan to join the urgent relief effort for survivors of the 8 October earthquake who remain without shelter as winter approaches.
3 Nov. 2005
NATO Secretary General calls for closer cooperation with OSCE
Addressing the OSCE Permanent Council in Vienna on 3 November, NATO Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer said that NATO and OSCE should work together not just within but also beyond Europe.
9 Nov. 2005
NATO hospital up and running in Pakistan
NATO's medical team near Bagh, Pakistan, already treating hundreds of people a day, reached a new milestone on 9 November as a sophisticated 60-bed inpatient facility opened its doors.
9 Nov. 2005
NATO tests Kosovo reinforcements
At the end of October, NATO completed a series of rehearsals aimed at ensuring that the Alliance can quickly reinforce its peacekeeping forces in Kosovo if and when necessary.
9 Nov. 2005
International organisations join forces to combat terrorist financing
Representatives from a number of organisations, including NATO and the UN Office on Drugs and Crime, met with OSCE officials in Vienna, 9-11 November, to discuss combating the financing of terrorism.
10 Nov. 2005
New Transformation Commander takes up duties
United States Air Force General Lance L. Smith took command of NATO's Allied Command Transformation at a ceremony aboard US aircraft carrier Dwight D. Eisenhower at the Norfolk Naval Station on 10 November.
11 Nov. 2005
Donated T-72 Tanks arrive in Iraq
Seventy-seven tanks and four tank-recovery vehicles donated to the Iraqi armed forces by NATO member country Hungary arrived in Iraq on 11 November.
13 Nov. 2005
Pakistan relief rushes to beat winter
NATO’s assistance to Pakistan is expanding with helicopters evacuating earthquake victims from remote areas, medics treating hundreds of patients and engineers working with the Pakistani army to build winterized shelters.
14 Nov. 2005
NATO and partner commanders hold joint exercise
Personnel from 19 nations will conduct the Partnership for Peace (PfP) Exercise “Cooperative Associate” 2005 in the General Mihailo Apostolski Military Academy , Skopje from 14 to 25 November 2005.
15 Nov. 2005
High-level military consultations at NATO
Top military officials from 54 countries gathered at NATO HQ on 15 and 16 November to discuss taking forward military transformation and enhancing interoperability within NATO, and with partner countries.
16 Nov. 2005
Parliamentarians discuss NATO’s future role
Addressing NATO parliamentarians, NATO Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer said the upcoming 2006 NATO Summit needed to provide more clarity on what Europe and North America want to do together in NATO.
16 Nov. 2005
Fifth anniversary of arms destruction Trust Fund
NATO and partner countries marked the fifth anniversary of the NATO Partnership for Peace Trust Fund Policy, which finances projects to safely destroy surplus arms and munitons, at NATO HQ on 16 November.
16 Nov. 2005
New edition of NATO Review examines efforts to combat terrorism
Ever since passenger aircraft were flown de`liberately into the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York and the Pentagon in Washington DC on 11 September 2001, discussions of terrorism and ways to combat this menace have featured prominently on NATO’s agenda.
16 Nov. 2005
Greece to establish maritime interdiction centre
On 16 November Greece signed an agreement with NATO’s Transformation and Operational commands to establish a NATO Maritime Interdiction Operational Training Centre.
17 Nov. 2005
Top disaster relief officials meet at NATO
NATO’s assistance to relief operations following Hurricane Katrina and the Pakistan earthquake as well as protection from terrorist attacks was the focus of a meeting of civil emergency officials at NATO HQ, 17-18 November.
17 Nov. 2005
Ukrainian celebrities visit NATO
Eurovision song contest winner Ruslana and a group of Ukrainian celebrities visited NATO Headquarters on 17 November to express their support for their country’s Euro-Atlantic integration.
18 Nov. 2005
Defence Against Terrorism programme progresses
NATO is making good progress in its Defence Against Terrorism (DAT) work programme, which has been expanded to include protection of critical infrastructure under the lead of Belgium.
22 Nov. 2005
Now taking questions on NATO’s transformation
Send us your questions now for the fourth Stopwatch video debate this season, which will focus on NATO’s continuing transformation to meet today’s security threats.
23 Nov. 2005
Clearing unexploded ordnance in Azerbaijan
An official opening ceremony of the NATO Partnership for Peace project for the clearance of unexploded ordnance in Azerbaijan was held in Baku on 18 November.
23 Nov. 2005
Afghanistan weapons find
Troops from the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) working with Afghan police have secured further illegal caches of weapons in Kabul.
23 Nov. 2005
Green light for Ukraine arms destruction
During his visit to NATO HQ on 23 November, Ukraine’s Deputy Defence Minister Volodymyr Tereshenko signed the Implementing Agreement for the NATO/PfP Trust Fund project in Ukraine for the destruction of surplus and dangerous munitions and small arms and light weapons.
23 Nov. 2005
New German Chancellor calls for “political” NATO
Twenty-four hours after her appointment, the new Chancellor of Germany, Angela Merkel, visited NATO HQ, stressing the importance of NATO as a political Alliance.
23 Nov. 2005
NATO trains Iraqi officers in strategic planning
On 23 November, fourteen Iraqi officers graduated from a strategic planning course organized by the NATO Training Mission in Iraq.
28 Nov. 2005
Georgian Prime Minister outlines reform agenda
During a visit to NATO HQ on 28 November Georgian Prime Minister Zurab Noghaideli said his country was determined to step up its defence reform process.
28 Nov. 2005
Workshop examines best practices for Provincial Reconstruction Teams in Afghanistan
On 28-29 November 2005, a workshop at NATO HQ brought together the countries and organisations that contribute to NATO-led Provincial Reconstruction Teams in Afghanistan to discuss best practices.
30 Nov. 2005
Albanian Prime Minister visits NATO
The new Prime Minister of Albania, Sali Berisha, visited NATO HQ on 30 November, to outline his government’s reform plans.
30 Nov. 2005
NATO trainees lead new Iraqi centre
Graduates from NATO’s training courses in Iraq are now running a Lessons Learned Centre, which aims to increase the efficiency of the Iraqi Armed Forces.