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15 Dec. 2016

Group of Allies sign off on initial multinational Precision Guided Munitions order

Today (15 December 2016) the NATO Support and Procurement Agency signed an agreement with the United States to acquire Precision Guided Munitions (PGMs) on behalf of a multinational cooperation framework that brings together eight NATO Allies - Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Greece, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, and Spain.

15 Dec. 2016

Secretary General stresses importance of NATO-EU cooperation

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg met with EU leaders on Thursday (15 December 2016) for talks on European defence and closer NATO-EU cooperation. Mr. Stoltenberg stressed that closer cooperation between NATO and the EU is important today because of new security threats, efforts to strengthen European defence and to build the partnership between Europe and North America.

15 Dec. 2016

NATO Allies and Partners condemn North Korea’s nuclear programme

The North Atlantic Council on Thursday (15 December 2016) strongly condemned North Korea's continued development of nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles and its inflammatory rhetoric, saying North Korea’s actions are breaching relevant UN Security Council resolutions and posing an increasing threat to international peace and security. NATO Allies were joined in session by the Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea, Mr. AHN Chong-ghee, and by representatives from Australia, Japan, and New Zealand.

14 Dec. 2016

Demonstration of unique counter-IED analysis laboratory at NATO Headquarters

In Iraq, Afghanistan or elsewhere, improvised explosive devices (IEDs) are among the main causes of military and civilian casualties. To counter this type of threat, France has created a counter-IED analysis laboratory.

13 Dec. 2016

The Three Wise Men Report and the origins of the NATO Science for Peace and Security Programme

On 13 December 1956, the North Atlantic Council endorsed a report to enhance non-military cooperation and coordination within NATO. Known as the Report of the Three Wise Men, it proposed concrete activities to enhance cooperation in the areas of politics, economics and science. One of the direct results of the Report was the creation of the NATO Science Programme. Sixty years later, the legacy of the Report lives on in the NATO Science for Peace and Security Programme.

13 Dec. 2016

NATO Secretary General commemorates 60th anniversary of the Three Wise Men Report

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg delivered a keynote address at Norway House in Brussels on Tuesday (13 December 2016) to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the landmark Three Wise Men Report. Speaking at a conference organised by Carnegie Europe, the Secretary General outlined the importance of political consultation and non-military cooperation in strengthening NATO’s unity and cohesion.

13 Dec. 2016

Taking EU-NATO cooperation to a new level

In a joint opinion article, written with the President of the European Council, Donald Tusk, and the President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg outlines how NATO and the EU are stepping up cooperation. This article was published on Monday and Tuesday (12-13 December 2016) in newspapers belonging to the LENA group. Any use of this opinion piece should give attribution to the publishing outlets.

11 Dec. 2016

Statement by the NATO Secretary General on Istanbul bombs

I condemn the horrific acts of terror in Istanbul. My thoughts are with those who lost their loved ones in the bomb attacks, with those wounded and with the people of Turkey.

9 Dec. 2016

NATO trains Iraqi experts in cyber defence

Iraqi experts were trained on cyber defence at the Middle East Technical University (METU) in Ankara, Turkey to improve their expertise and technical knowledge and to contribute to the strengthening of Iraqi national cyber defence capabilities. This course was supported by the Science for Peace and security (SPS) Programme and took place from 21 November to 2 December 2016.

9 Dec. 2016

NATO marks UN International Anti-Corruption Day

December 9th is UN International Anti-Corruption Day, aimed at raising awareness of corruption and the role of the United Nations Convention Against Corruption in combatting it. This year’s theme is ‘United Against Corruption for Peace, Development and Security’ – and NATO’s anti-corruption work makes a real contribution to UN efforts in this regard.

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