Updated: 02-Oct-2007 October 2006

3 Oct. 2006
Transformation Command Industry Day in Paris
NATO Secretary General, Jaap de Hoop Scheffer
Under the leadership of NATO's Transformation Command, more than 200 NATO and industry leaders gathered today in Paris to discuss the way ahead for the partnership in the face of new demands on NATO operational forces.
4 Oct. 2006
Development funds for southern Afghanistan
NATO Secretary General, Jaap de Hoop Scheffer
Between 5 and 7 million USD have been committed by the aid agencies of the US, Canadian and German Governments as part of the development phase of NATOs Operation Medusa.
4 Oct. 2006
NATO officers lecture at Moscow Academy
NATO Secretary General, Jaap de Hoop Scheffer
A two-week course by NATO officers at Moscow Combined Arms Academy is part of a programme of cooperation between Russian and NATO forces.
4 Oct. 2006
Kazakh Foreign Minister visits NATO
NATO Secretary General, Jaap de Hoop Scheffer
The Foreign Minister of Kazakhstan, Kassymzhomart Tokayev, visited NATO HQ on 4 October, for talks on the implementation of his country's Individual Partnership Action Plan with NATO.
5 Oct. 2006
Expansion of NATO's operation in Afghanistan
NATO Secretary General, Jaap de Hoop Scheffer
Today, the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force has expanded its operations to include the East of Afghanistan.
5 Oct. 2006
NATO-Ukraine defence cooperation gathers pace
The fifth Informal High-Level NATO-Ukraine Consultations with participation of Defence Ministers and other senior officials from Ukraine and NATO countries were held in Sintra, Portugal, on 5 October.
9 Oct. 2006
Defence reform in Bosnia-Herzegovina on track
NATO Secretary General, Jaap de Hoop Scheffer
Defence reform, NATO's main role in Bosnia and Herzegovina, is proceeding apace, according to a joint meeting of the North Atlantic Council and the Political and Security Committee of the European Union.
10 Oct. 2006
New technology to protect helicopters
NATO Secretary General, Jaap de Hoop Scheffer
NATO countries moved a step closer to providing their helicopters with added protection from rocket-propelled grenades (RPGs) with the successful demonstration of prototype technology in Bulgaria.
11 Oct. 2006
Further NATO support for Kandahar development
Supported by NATO-ISAF, the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development opened bids for five major infrastructure projects, which will affect more than half a million people in Kandahar province.
11 Oct. 2006
Transformation Command works to enhance civil-military cooperation
Allied Command Transformation is developing new methods to work with civil organizations, which will soon be integrated into Alliance training and operations.
11 Oct. 2006
First Pakistani students attend courses at NATO School
For the first time in NATO and NATO School history, the first Pakistani students attended a course at the NATO School, 25 to 29 September 2006.
16 Oct. 2006
NATO and Russia test missile defence concepts
The third NATO-Russia Theatre Missile Defence command exercise is taking place from 16 to 25 October at the Russian Simulation Facility of the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation.
16 Oct. 2006
NATO global intelligence centre opens in Britain
A new NATO Intelligence Fusion Centre, opened on 16 October, will provide NATO missions and operations with comprehensive intelligence drawn from across the member countries.
16 Oct. 2006
Israel and NATO step up cooperation
On 16 October, NATO and Israel finalised the Individual Cooperation Programme (ICP) under the enhanced Mediterranean Dialogue as well as the modalities of Israel's contribution to the NATO maritime Operation Active Endeavour.
18 Oct. 2006
Continuing NATO commitment to Kosovo
NATO remains committed to Kosovo, said NATO Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer, during a visit to NATO by Mr. Martti Ahtisaari, United Nations Special Envoy for the Future Status Process for Kosovo, 18 October.
18-19 Oct. 2006
NATO supports arms control seminar in Kazakhstan
Transparency of arms control, particularly in Central Asia, was the focus of a NATO-supported seminar, hosted by Kazakhstan in Almaty, 18 and 19 October.
18-20 Oct. 2006
Protecting civilian populations against CBRN attacks
Over 100 experts and emergency service personnel met in Oslo, 18-20 October, to put into practice NATO-recommended Minimum Standards and Non-Binding Guidelines for responses to chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) incidents.
19 Oct. 2006
Conference looks at NATO, global challenges
NATO Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer called for the international community to take advantage of opportunities created by NATO’s military actions in Afghanistan at a NATO conference in London, 19 October.
19 Oct. 2006
Three schools open in Ghazni Province, Afghanistan
On 18 October three schools in the Gelan District of Ghazni Province re-opened yesterday having closed their doors over a year ago because of security concerns.
19 Oct. 2006
NATO-Russia to practise anti-terrorist response
From 23 to 26 October 2006, a NATO-Russia consequence management exercise Lazio 2006 will be held in Montelibretti (Italy), with the participation of emergency response teams from Italy, the Russian Federation, as well as Austria, Croatia, Hungary and Romania.
19 Oct. 2006
NATO-trained Iraqi cadets tested in exercise
New cadets at the NATO-supported Iraqi Military Academy recently marked the completion of the first three-month part of their training with a major, nine-day exercise.
23 Oct. 2006
NATO Public Diplomacy Conference in Israel
On 23 October 2006, the Deputy Secretary General of NATO Ambassador Alessandro Minuto Rizzo and the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Israel Ms. Tzipi Livni opened a two-day conference on: “NATO’s Transformation, the Mediterranean Dialogue, NATO-Israel Relations", co-sponsored by NATO Public Diplomacy Division and the Atlantic Forum of Israel in Herzliya.
24 Oct. 2006
Record drug seizure in Afghanistan
Joint efforts of the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), the Afghan National Army and the Afghan National Police have permitted the recent record seizure of two loads of drugs in Afghanistan.
25 Oct. 2006
Hungarian Revolution commemorated at NATO
A special exhibition marking the 50th anniversary of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution was opened at NATO Headquarters on 25 October.
25 Oct. 2006
OSCE Chairman briefs NATO Council
The Chairman-in-Office of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), Belgian Foreign Minister Karel De Gucht, addressed the North Atlantic Council on 25 October.
25 Oct. 2006
NATO chief discusses Riga, Afghanistan in Berlin
During a visit to Berlin, 25 October, NATO Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer repeated his call for the entire international community to remain engaged in Afghanistan.
25 Oct. 2006
NATO-ISAF in fighting in southern Afghanistan
In three separate incidents, starting with an attack on ANA and ISAF forces in the Panjwayi district of Kandahar province, ISAF forces were engaged in heavy fighting with large groups of Taliban on 24 October.
26 Oct. 2006
NATO Secretary General visits Russia
On 26 October the NATO Secretary General met with President Putin and discussed the key issues on the NATO-Russia agenda, including how to deepen military-to-military cooperation and how to further stimulate political exchanges between the Allies and Russia.
26 Oct. 2006
NATO and Russia ‘counter’ dirty bomb
Emergency teams from NATO and Russia tackled the consequences of a simulated “dirty bomb” attack in Italy in exercise “Lazio 2006”, which ended on 26 October.
26 Oct. 2006
Missile defence and ground surveillance progress
Armaments Directors from the 26 NATO countries moved forward on two key NATO capabilities initiatives, Alliance Ground Surveillance and Active Layered Theatre Ballistic Missile Defence.
27 Oct. 2006
Secretary General visits United States
NATO Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer met on 27 October with President Bush, with Secretaries Rice and Rumsfeld, as well as with Stephen Hadley, Assistant to the President For National Security Affairs.
27 Oct. 2006
Progress on NATO chemical defence centre
Eight NATO countries and NATO’s Strategic Commander for Transformation signed an agreement on October 26 marking a key step towards creating a Joint Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Defence Centre of Excellence.
30 Oct. 2006
NATO Secretary General visits Czech Republic
Continuing the political preparations for NATO’s upcoming Summit in Riga, NATO Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer visited Prague on 30 October.
30 Oct. 2006
NATO Secretary General visits Slovakia
NATO Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer discussed NATO’s Riga Summit and the Alliance’s mission in Afghanistan during a one-day visit to Bratislava, 30 October.