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15 Mar. 2017

NATO launches call for interns for 2018

As an international organisation, NATO is characterised by diversity. People from different backgrounds and cultures, work styles and ways of thinking work here. This is reflected in the Alliance’s internship programme, which offers opportunities in a variety of fields, including communications, finance, human resources, international relations, IT, law and political science. The 15th cycle of the programme opened on 13 March 2017 and applications will be accepted until 18 April 2017.

13 Mar. 2017

NATO Secretary General’s Annual Report shows how the Alliance is adapting to face a more dangerous world

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg published his annual report today (Monday 13 March), showing how in 2016 the Alliance, “took further steps to keep our almost one billion citizens safe.”

13 Mar. 2017

Defence Expenditure of NATO Countries (2009-2016)

NATO collects defence expenditure data from Allies on a regular basis and presents aggregates and subsets of this information. Each Allied country’s Ministry of Defence reports current and estimated future defence expenditure according to an agreed definition of defence expenditure. The amounts represent payments by a national government actually made, or to be made, during the course of the fiscal year to meet the needs of its armed forces or those of Allies. NATO also makes use of up-to-date economic and demographic information available from the Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs of the European Commission, and the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development.

9 Mar. 2017

International Women’s Day at NATO: #BeBoldForChange

Various events took place at NATO Headquarters to celebrate International Women’s Day (8 March) and to raise awareness of gender perspectives and the principles of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security.

9 Mar. 2017

Secretary General welcomes Estonia’s Prime Minister to NATO Headquarters

The Secretary General, Jens Stoltenberg, had talks about the current security situation in Europe with Estonia’s Prime Minister, Jüri Ratas, and he thanked Estonia for the strong contribution it makes to NATO.

8 Mar. 2017

Chairman of the NATO Military Committee visits Egypt

General Petr Pavel, Chairman of the NATO Military Committee visited Cairo, Egypt on 6-7 March 17. During his visit he met with the Chief of staff of the Egyptian Armed Forces, General Mahmoud Hegazy.

8 Mar. 2017

Chairman of the NATO Military Committee: NATO and Jordan have a strong and longstanding partnership

General Petr Pavel, Chairman of the NATO Military Committee stressed his gratitude for Jordan’s contributions to NATO-led operations over many years when he visited Amman, Jordan on 7-8 March 2017. During the trip, the Chairman met with the Chairman of the Joint Chief of Staff of the Jordanian Armed Forces, Lt General Mahmoud Freihat and the Director of the Military Intelligence Directorate, General Emad Adaileh.

8 Mar. 2017

NATO marks International Women’s Day

“An organisation, society or country can only succeed if it uses the full potential of all of its members – men and women,” said NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, marking the occasion of International Women’s Day on Wednesday (8 March 2017). He stressed that equal participation of men and women is a core security requirement, essential to the resilience of societies, to the effectiveness of NATO forces and to achieving and preserving peace.

8 Mar. 2017

NATO Deputy Secretary General thanks Iceland for its contribution to European security

NATO Deputy Secretary General, Rose Gottemoeller, ended a two day visit to Iceland on Wednesday (8 March 2017) by addressing students at the University of Iceland on how NATO is adapting to a new security environment. Ms Gottemoeller explained how NATO “represents the gold standard in multilateral security cooperation” and how it is strengthening its collective defence in Europe and doing more to fight terrorism.

8 Mar. 2017

Statement by the NATO Secretary General on the Kosovo Security Force (KSF)

Today, I have spoken to Hashim Thaci and Isa Mustafa to convey the serious concerns of NATO Allies about recent proposals by the Kosovo authorities to transform the Kosovo Security Force (KSF) into an armed force, without a constitutional change. I made clear that unilateral steps such as these are unhelpful, and I urged the Kosovo authorities to remain in close contact with Belgrade.

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