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July 2005

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OWINF update

The CWINF held the annual Meeting in NORWAY, OSLO from 12 until 17 June 2005.  The Meetings` theme was: “Women in Uniform – An integral part of NATO Operations”.  Participants from 24 NATO member countries shared information on national policies concerning service women deployed in operations and the invited civilian speakers, as well as the military Person LtGen KAMMERHOFF contributed their experiences relative to the theme of the Meeting.  Speech of LtGen Kammerhoff

Observers from seven PfP countries (Armenia, Albania, Croatia, Ireland, Sweden, Switzerland, and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia*) and two MD countries (Israel and Jordan) provided their national reports on military service women and exchanged relative information within the plenary.

Working within the three Sub-Committees: Quality of Life, Recruitment and Employment, Training and Development, the national Delegates concluded that there is a need for a NATO code of conduct covering both, the behaviour of Service and Coalition personnel within the deployed multinational force and their interaction with the local population.  All national Delegates of the Committee on Women in the NATO Forces agreed that the MC should consider a NATO policy on gender perspective in NATO operations. 

The Delegates of the CWINF voted for the next Deputy- Chairs.  Following the results of the voting the new Executive Committee for the years 2006 and 2007 consists of: Germany (Chair), Belgium (Chair Elect:), Portugal and Denmark (Deputy Chairs).

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

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