NATO is continuing to adapt to keep us safe in this decade and beyond. The NATO 2030 initiative is about making sure our Alliance remains ready today to face tomorrow's challenges.
On 9 November 2020, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed young people from across the Alliance to the NATO 2030 Youth Summit. Organised in cooperation with the Munich Security Conference, the Youth Summit brought together hundreds of young people for an online conversation with the Secretary General and other NATO leaders, and a series of interactive debates focused on keeping NATO strong militarily, making it stronger politically and taking a more global approach.
In December 2019, NATO Leaders asked Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg to lead a forward-looking reflection process to strengthen NATO.
In June 2020, the Secretary General laid out his priorities for NATO 2030: making sure NATO remains strong militarily, becomes even stronger politically and takes a more global approach.
To support the Secretary General’s work, NATO 2030 is bringing together Allied parliamentarians, civil society, public and private sector experts, and youth to provide fresh thinking on how to make NATO an even stronger Alliance.
The Secretary General will put forward his proposals to NATO Leaders when they meet in Brussels in 2021.
As the world changes, NATO will continue to change. Jens Stoltenberg, NATO Secretary General
NATO has reached out to civil society and the private sector for ideas and solutions on NATO 2030, including through a series of NATO-Private Sector Dialogues held in cooperation with GLOBSEC.
These dialogues look at how NATO-private sector relations should evolve in a world where NATO has to continue to compete as conflicts are increasingly defined by bytes and big data as much as by bullets and battleships.
The launch event for these dialogues was held on 25 November 2020 and explored The Future of Warfare and the Role of New and Emerging Technologies. The event consisted of three parts, covering the future of Artificial Intelligence, making smarter investments in defence, and the role of venture capital in Allied defence and security.