Updated: 12-Jul-2006 June 2006

1 June 2006
Albania honours NATO medical officer
Lt Col Dr. Roberto Isabella, former head of a NATO Partnership for Peace military medicine team in Tirana, was awarded the Medal for Special Services during the 26th plenary meeting of NATO military medical services, held early June in Florence in Italy.
4 June 2006
Statement on the Montenegrin declaration of independence
NATO takes note of Montenegro’s declaration of independence, which follows a referendum which was certified free and fair both by Montenegrin officials and international observers. The Alliance respects the result of that referendum, as it represents the democratic will of the Montenegrin people.
7 June 2006
NATO eyes watch over World Cup
At the request of Germany, NATOs special radar aircraft are helping to patrol the countrys airspace during the FIFA World Cup from 7 June to 9 July.
7 June 2006
African Union asks further NATO assistance for Darfur
In a letter to the NATO Secretary General on 7 June, the Chairperson of the African Union, Alpha Oumar Konare, asked for enhanced NATO assistance to the African Union’s peacekeeping force in Darfur.
8 June 2006
NATO reconfirms Afghanistan expansion
NATOs expanded security presence in Afghanistan must be matched by Afghan and international efforts to ensure that Afghan people enjoy the benefits of security, NATO Secretary General said at a meeting of Defence Ministers.
8 June 2006
NATO sets new level of ambition for operations
Meeting in Brussels on 8 June, NATO Defence Ministers approved new planning targets for NATO countries, to be able to conduct a greater number of smaller-scale operations than NATO has planned for in the past.
12 June 2006
Secretary General visits former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia(1)
NATO Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer visited Skopje on 12 June, the first of a round of visits to the three countries that are part of NATOs Membership Action Plan.
14 June 2006
Armenian officials brief on reform efforts
The Foreign and Defence Ministers of Armenia discussed the country’s reform efforts with NATO decision-makers in the North Atlantic Council in Brussels, 14 June 2006.
14 June 2006
NATO Secretary General visits Canada
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NATOs expanding role in Afghanistan and the agenda of the upcoming Alliance Summit in Riga were among the issues discussed during a visit by NATO Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer to Ottawa, 14-15 June.
15 June 2006
Launch of Bosnia and Herzegovina Trust Fund project in support of defence reform
Today at NATO Headquarters, the South Eastern Europe Initiative Trust Fund project was launched to support the defense reform efforts of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
15 June 2006
NATO tests expeditionary force
A major exercise in the Cape Verde Islands, 15-28 June, will test the readiness of NATOs cutting-edge Response Force to carry out missions anywhere required at very short notice.
16 June 2006
Secretary General discusses NATO Summit agenda in Iceland
NATO Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer visited Reykjavik on 16 June, for discussions on the preparations for the November Summit of NATO Heads of State and Government in Riga, Latvia.
16 June 2006

Exhibition celebrates Slovenia’s independence

Celebrating Slovenia's 15th anniversary of independence as well as the 15th anniversary of the Slovenian Armed Forces, the Slovenian Mission to NATO opened an exhibition “Defending Democratic Slovenia 1991” at NATO HQ.
18-22 June 2006

NATO Week in Kazakhstan

A series of youth seminars, scientific workshops, essay competitions and high-level roundtables and press conferences, described as NATO Week, took place in Kazakstan from 18 to 22 June 2006, starting in Almaty and ending in Astana.
19 June 2006
Largest ever demilitarization project launched in Ukraine
A contract was signed on 19 June 2006, at the NATO Liaison Office in Kyiv, between Ukraine’s Ministry of Defence and the NATO Maintenance and Supply Agency for the destruction of 1000 Man-portable Air Defence Missiles (MANPADS).
19 June 2006
NATO and partners practice joint maritime missions
From 19 to 30 June, over 2000 personnel and some 25 ships from NATO and Partner countries are rehearsing joint operations at sea in and around Constanta, Romania.
19 June 2006
Inferno threat in exercise scenario
As part of an exercise scenario, elements of the NATO Response Force have been called on to help evacuate residents of Cape Verde Island Fogo as its volcano threatens to erupt.
19 June 2006
Science Committee Meets in Kazakhstan
NATOs Science Committee (SCOM) held its summer meeting in Almaty, Kazakhstan, on 19 June 2006. The meeting followed an invitation from the Kazakh government and kicked off a week of NATO-related events in the country.
19 June 2006
Jordanian Parliamentarians visit NATO HQ
On 19 June, NATO’s Public Diplomacy Division organised, in the context of the public diplomacy activities for the Mediterranean Dialogue, a visit to NATO Headquarters of Members of the Parliament of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan who met with NATO Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer.
20-22 June 2006
Allies and Russia attend U.S. Nuclear Weapons Accident Exercise
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From 20 till 22 June 2006, NATO and Russian experts observed a U.S. nuclear weapon accident response capabilities demonstration exercise, CAPEX 06. The event was held at a military site near the city of Cheyenne in Wyoming, U.S.A, as part of the NATO-Russia Council (NRC) work programme.
21 June 2006
Iraqi Army receives more supplies donated by NATO countries
Since the NATO Training Mission in Iraq began in 2004, member nations have not only provided military trainers and advisors, but have also generously donated equipment to the Iraqi Security Forces (ISF).
21 June 2006

Seminar in Stavanger focuses on transformation

US Air Force General Lance L. Smith, Supreme Allied Commander Transformation (SACT), hosted a press conference in Stavanger, Norway, on 21 June, following this years SACT Seminar.
22 June 2006
Moldovan President visits NATO
The President of Moldova, Vladimir Voronin, visited NATO HQ on 22 June for talks with NATO Deputy Secretary General Alessandro Minuto Rizzo.
22 June 2006
Top officials witness Response Force demonstration
Over 200 journalists and senior officials witnessed a major show of force by the NATO Response Force, 22-23 June, including an amphibious landing, precision fighter jet bombing, special forces assaults and naval bombardment.
25 June 2006
NATO Partnership Running Festival gets off to a fast start
The first NATO Partnership Running Festival took place on 25 June between the Serbian town of Kanjiza-Horgos and Szeged in Hungary. Held under the patronage of NATO Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer, the half-marathon Partnership Run was the first event of its kind.
26 June 2006
Conference on Mediterranean Dialogue in Amman, Jordan
The NATO Deputy Secretary General and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Jordan opened a two-day conference on: "NATO's Aims and Actions for the Mediterranean Dialogue and the Broader Middle East Region"
26 June 2006
NGOs operating in Afghanistan visit NATO
Representatives of Afghan and international non-governmental organisations (NGOs) operating in southern Afghanistan visited NATO Headquarters and the Joint Force Command in Brunssum, on 26 and 27 June.
28 June 2006
NATO Response Force passes its last test
With the conclusion of the active phase of Exercise Steadfast Jaguar on 28 June, the NATO Response Force (NRF) passed its last test before it is due to become fully operational in October.
28 June 2006
NATO Council approves new Committee on Science for Peace and Security
On 28 June 2006, the North Atlantic Council approved the establishment of a new Committee on Science for Peace and Security (SPS).
29 June 2006
Fighting the illegal trade in small arms
A report presented at a major UN conference highlights how NATO and its Partners are contibuting to the fight against the illicit trade in small arms, also through the destruction of millions of surplus arms and munitions.

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