Updated: 02-Oct-2007 November 2006

2-4 Nov. 2006
NATO Transformation: Revitalization for the Future. Conference in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, 2-4 November 2006
NATO Secretary General, Jaap de Hoop Scheffer
As part of the preparations for NATO's upcoming Summit in Riga, Latvia, the Centre for Military and Strategic Studies at the University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada will host the flagship conference: "NATO Transformation: Revitalization for the Future."
2 Nov. 2006
Afghanistan reconstruction in focus at NATO meeting
NATO hosted on 2 November an informal meeting on Afghanistan reconstruction with senior representatives from the UN, EU, World Bank and the Partner countries that contribute forces to NATO’s Afghanistan mission.
2 Nov. 2006
New NATO intelligence technology on trial in Greece
NATO tested new methods for conducting joint intelligence operations in Trial Spartan Hammer in Greece, 2-16 November 2006.
3 Nov. 2006
Secretary General discusses Riga Summit in Copenhagen
The upcoming NATO Summit in Riga, the Alliance’s Afghanistan mission and NATO-EU relations were the focus of a visit by NATO Secretary General Jaap de Hoop to Copenhagen on 3 November.
6 Nov. 2006
Six steps needed to counter instability, says NATO chief
In a major speech in Brussels, NATO Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer outlined six steps NATO needs to take in order to defend its members against global threats.
6 Nov. 2006
NATO-ISAF supports education in Afghanistan
NATO’s Provincial Reconstruction Teams continue to provide support to the education sector in Afghanistan.
7 Nov. 2006
NATO-supported pesticide destruction project opens in Moldova
The opening ceremony of the NATO-OSCE Trust Fund project for the destruction of dangerous pesticides in Moldova was held on 7 November in Chisinau. The event was attended by Moldovan President Vladimir Voronin and other high-level officials from Moldova, NATO, the OSCE and the contributing countries.
8 Nov. 2006
President of Azerbaijan addresses NATO Council
The President of Azerbaijan, lham Aliyev, visited NATO HQ on 8 November to discuss NATO-Azerbaijan relations as well as regional security issues.
8 Nov. 2006
NATO and Kabul police capture bomb plotters
Kabul City Police, with the support of NATO-ISAF, have dismantled a criminal bomb-making cell responsible for bomb attacks in the Afghan capital.
8-9 Nov. 2006
Technologies for countering improvised explosive devices demonstrated in Madrid
Cutting-edge technologies to protect NATO forces against improvised explosive devices were the focus of a symposium and demonstration held in Madrid, 8-9 November 2006.
10 Nov. 2006
Secretary General visits Lithuania
NATO’s Afghanistan mission and the upcoming Alliance Summit in Riga, Latvia, were the focus of a visit by NATO Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer to Vilnius, 10 November.
10 Nov. 2006
NATO Secretary General visits Estonia
NATO Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer discussed the agenda of the upcoming Summit meeting of NATO Heads of State and Government in Riga, Latvia, during a visit to Talinn, 10 November.
11 Nov. 2006
Statement on “referendum” and “presidential elections” in South Ossetia/Tskhinvali region of Georgia
On behalf of NATO, I join other international leaders in rejecting the so-called “referendum” and “elections” conducted in the South Ossetia/Tskhinvali region of Georgia.  Such actions serve no purpose other than to exacerbate tensions in the South Caucasus region.
13 Nov. 2006
Riga Summit in focus during Hungary visit
NATO Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer visited Budapest on 13 November, as part of the continuing political preparations for upcoming NATO Summit in Riga, Latvia.
15 Nov. 2006
NATO’s highest military body concludes meetings in Brussels in the lead up to the Riga Summit
NATO’s Chiefs of Defence wrapped up two days of formal meetings at Alliance Headquarters to shape and confirm the Military Committee’s consensus-based advice that will inform military-related discussions at the Riga Summit.
17 Nov. 2006
First visit by top Pakistani officer to NATO
The Pakistan Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Ehsan UI Haq, discussed increasing military cooperation with NATO, as well as efforts to bring stability to Afghanistan, during a historic first visit to NATO Headquarters.
17 Nov. 2006
Qatar's Emir pays first visit to NATO
On 17 November, the Emir of the State of Qatar, His Highness Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al-Thani, visited NATO Headquarters to meet with NATO Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer.
17 Nov. 2006
Secretary General visits Romania
NATO Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer visited Bucharest on Thursday, 16 November, as part of the continuing preparations for the Riga Summit.
17 Nov. 2006
NATO trains the trainers in Iraq
NATO’s Training Mission in Iraq has helped to design course to train and educate Iraqi instructors who will then train officer cadets at the Iraqi Military Academies.
20 Nov. 2006
NATO-led forces aid flood victims in Afghanistan
NATO-ISAF forces have launched a large-scale relief mission in Badghis Province, western Afghanistan, where 50 Afghans are reported dead, 100 missing and 250 homes destroyed due to heavy flooding.
21 Nov. 2006
Iraq’s Deputy Prime Minister meets NATO Secretary General
The Deputy Prime Minister of Iraq, Barham Salih, visited NATO Headquarters on 21 November, to meet with NATO Secretary General, Jaap de Hoop Scheffer.
22 Nov. 2006
Statement by NATO Secretary General
Like other representatives of the international community I am profoundly shocked and appalled by news of the brutal assassination of Mr. Pierre Gemayel, Lebanese Minister of Industry.
23 Nov. 2006
NATO Secretary General visits Netherlands
NATO Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer continued his round of visits to NATO member countries ahead of the Riga Summit with a visit to The Hague on 23 November.
27 Nov. 2006
C17 airlift capability for NATO displayed
NATO Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer, the President of Latvia, Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga, and senior Alliance military officials attended of a display of C17 airlift capability in Riga on 27 November.
28 Nov. 2006
NATO boosts efforts in Afghanistan

Meeting in Riga at the highest political level, NATO Heads of State and Government strengthened their commitment to NATO’s Afghanistan mission, but also called for broader international engagement.
28 Nov. 2006
NATO on track for 2010 theatre missile defence
On 28 November, a contract has been signed that puts NATO on track for having, by 2010, a system to protect troops on missions against ballistic missiles.
28 Nov. 2006
NATO Secretary General addresses Riga conference
In a keynote speech at a major conference on the margins of the NATO Summit in Riga, NATO Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer outlined his vision for the way ahead for NATO.
29 Nov. 2006
NATO sets priorities for new capabilities for next 15 years
Meeting in Riga, NATO Heads of State and Government endorsed the Comprehensive Political Guidance, a major policy document that sets out the priorities for all Alliance capability issues, planning disciplines and intelligence for the next 10 to 15 years.
29 Nov. 2006
Alliance honours veterans of operations
On 29 November, at the beginning of the formal session of their Summit meeting, NATO Heads of State and Government paid tribute to veterans of NATO operations.
29 Nov. 2006
NATO Response Force declared fully operational
At the Summit meeting in Riga, 29 November, NATO Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer announced that NATO’s cutting-edge Response Force is at full operational capability.
29 Nov. 2006
New countries could be invited to join NATO in 2008
At the Riga Summit, NATO Heads of State and Government declared that the Alliance intends to extend further invitations to countries that meet NATO standards to join NATO at the next Summit, in 2008.
29 Nov. 2006
Alliance offers partnership to Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia and Montenegro
The NATO Secretary General announced at the Riga Summit that the Alliance has agreed to offer the Partnership for Peace programme to Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro and Serbia.
29 Nov. 2006
NATO launches training initiative for Mediterranean and Middle East
On the second day of the Riga Summit, NATO leaders launched a Training Cooperation Initiative offering to share NATO training expertise with partners in the Mediterranean and in the broader region of the Middle East.

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