Friday, March 22, 2013

This Week From NATO


‎Today, ‎March ‎22, ‎2013, ‏‎19 minutes ago
From 20 to 21 March, senior political and military leaders from the entire Asia-Pacific region and beyond gathered in Jakarta. The Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono welcomed more than 1,300 delegates from 42 nations for the 3rd Jakarta International Defence Dialogue (JIDD). The Director General of the International Military Staff, Lieutenant General Jürgen Bornemann, represented NATO at the defence dialogue.

AAF conducts air assault with ANA Special Ops

‎Today, ‎March ‎22, ‎2013, ‏‎19 minutes ago
KANDAHAR, AFGHANISTAN – The Afghan Air Force’s 379th Rotary Wing Squadron, which is advised by NATO Air Training Command-Afghanistan, coordinated its first air assault mission with the Afghan National Army Special Operations Command Feb. 20, 2013. During the operation, 60 special operations commandos were inserted into a location plagued by insurgent activity.

NATO Secretary General to visit Denmark

‎Today, ‎March ‎22, ‎2013, ‏‎19 minutes ago
The NATO Secretary General, Mr. Anders Fogh Rasmussen, will visit Denmark on Friday, 22 March 2013.

NATO internships open doors for future peace and security professionals

‎Today, ‎March ‎22, ‎2013, ‏‎19 minutes ago
Have you ever wanted to know how the Alliance works from the inside? On 19 March, NATO began taking internship applications for 2014. Young graduates and research students from a wide range of academic disciplines are invited to apply by 19 April 2013.

Estonia praised for its commitment to Allied collective security, operations

‎Today, ‎March ‎22, ‎2013, ‏‎19 minutes ago
Estonia was commended for its commitment to the Alliance’s collective security and its operations on Monday (18 March) during a visit by Estonia’s President Toomas Hendrik Ilves to NATO headquarters. “Estonia is an exemplary Ally,” said NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen.

SENT explores energy efficiency for the military in cold climates

‎Today, ‎March ‎22, ‎2013, ‏‎19 minutes ago
NATO's Smart Energy Team (SENT) was launched at the end of 2012 to advance energy efficiency in the military. As part of its first field-trip, the team of experts from 8 nations visited an energy camp set up by Defence Research & Development Canada near Montréal from February 19-21.

Secretary General sees significant shift in security in Helmand

‎Today, ‎March ‎22, ‎2013, ‏‎19 minutes ago
NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen gave an update on NATO’s Afghan mission and his recent visit to Helmand province during his monthly press conference held at NATO headquarters on Monday 18 March 2013.

Strengthening transparency, accountability and integrity in defence and security

‎Today, ‎March ‎22, ‎2013, ‏‎19 minutes ago
Senior civilian and military leaders and experts met to develop a better understanding of the strategic impact of corruption and identify practical actions to strengthen transparency, accountability in the defence and security sector. The discussions were held at the 2013 Building Integrity (BI) Conference, which took place in Monterey, the United States from 26 to 28 February. Participants also examined NATO’s contribution to promoting good practice in this area.

Spain and NATO look to the future

‎Today, ‎March ‎22, ‎2013, ‏‎19 minutes ago
Madrid - General Knud Bartels, Chairman of NATO's Military Committee, paid an official visit to Spain, where he discussed with the Spanish Chief of Defence, Admiral Fernando García Sánchez, NATO defence priorities post-2014, particularly Smart Defence, and the Connected Forces Initiative.

Women’s role in promoting good governance in the defence and security sector

‎Today, ‎March ‎22, ‎2013, ‏‎19 minutes ago
Experts on gender and building integrity met to discuss women’s role in reducing the risk of corruption and promoting good practices in the defence and security sector at NATO Headquarters on 7 and 8 March 2013. This was the first ever seminar on this subject, organised to coincide with International Women’s Day.

Visit to NATO by the President of Estonia

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The President of Estonia, Mr. Toomas Hendrik Ilves, will visit NATO Headquarters on Monday, 18 March 2013. He will meet with the NATO Secretary General, Mr. Anders Fogh Rasmussen.

Secretary General's Monthly Press Conference

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High-level Policy Makers from Egypt visit NATO to discuss NATO-Egypt Cooperation

‎Today, ‎March ‎22, ‎2013, ‏‎19 minutes agoGo to full article
On 12 and 13 December, a delegation of high-level policy makers from Egypt, including representatives from several Ministries, visited NATO Headquarters for discussions with officials from the Alliance's International Staff and International Military Staff in the framework of the Mediterranean Dialogue.

Serbian parliamentarians visit NATO Headquarters

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In cooperation with the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, NATO’s Public Diplomacy Division hosted a group of Serbian members of parliament on 5 March. The visit is part of efforts to strengthen NATO’s relations with Serbian key decision-makers and to broaden the public debate about Serbia’s partnership and cooperation with the Alliance.

Diplomats from the State of Qatar visit NATO HQ

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On 19 and 20 December, the Political Affairs and Security Policy Division received a delegation of Diplomats from the State of Qatar.

First European theatre missile interceptor system achieves NATO interoperability

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On 6 March, the French/Italian SAMP/T surface-to-air missile system successfully engaged and destroyed a theatre ballistic missile target in a live-fire test at the French Firing Range in Biscarrosse and proved its ability to work with NATO’s interim Ballistic Missile Defence (BMD) command and control system.

Members of Parliament from Morocco visit NATO Headquarters

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On 7 March 2013, Members of Parliament from Morocco visited NATO Headquarters. The distinguished delegation, headed by Dr. Mohamed Cheikh Biadillah, President of the Moroccan Senate, included, among others, the first Vice President of the Chamber of Representatives and the President of the Foreign Affairs Commission of the Chamber of Representatives.

Launch of Two SPS Projects in Mongolia

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The first two civilian cooperation projects between NATO and Mongolia within the framework of the Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme were launched on February 28 in Ulaanbaatar.

Celebrating female leadership at NATO

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An exhibit, ’Celebrating Female Leadership within the International Staff at NATO’ was unveiled on International Women’s Day on 8 March at NATO Headquarters. The aim was to create greater awareness and to demonstrate NATO’s commitment to gender diversity.

Visit of senior think tankers and policy makers from the Asia-Pacific region

‎Today, ‎March ‎22, ‎2013, ‏‎19 minutes ago
A group of senior security experts, think tankers and policy makers from the Asia-Pacific region took part in a four-day study tour from 4 to 7 March 2013, aimed at promoting dialogue and exploring opportunities for further cooperation with NATO.

Involving women in preventing, managing and resolving conflicts

‎Today, ‎March ‎22, ‎2013, ‏‎19 minutes ago
NATO and its operational partners in the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) and Kosovo Force (KFOR) are demonstrating a strong commitment to promoting the important role that women can play in preventing, managing and resolving conflicts.

NATO supports struggle for gender equality

‎Today, ‎March ‎22, ‎2013, ‏‎19 minutes ago
Mari Skåre, the NATO Secretary General’s Special Representative for Women, Peace and Security, underlined NATO’s continued support for the worldwide struggle for gender equality in a video statement to mark International Women’s Day. "Achieving gender equality is our collective task. And NATO is doing its part," she said.

NATO engages young women and men in Afghanistan

‎Today, ‎March ‎22, ‎2013, ‏‎19 minutes ago
Ambassador Kolinda Grabar, Assistant Secretary General for Public Diplomacy, addressed Kunduz, Kandahar and Baghlan Universities via videoconference on the occasion of International Women’s Day. The Director of Gender Issues of Afghanistan’s Ministry of Higher Education, Ms Sohaila Hofyani took part in the event to talk about the policies on women’s issues pursued by her ministry. The audience was made up of lecturers, students and members of sports and cultural associations.

NATO Secretary General meets President of Israel

‎Today, ‎March ‎22, ‎2013, ‏‎19 minutes ago
Today, the NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen held talks with the President of Israel Shimon Peres. They jointly addressed the media afterwards.

Visit to NATO by the President of Israel

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The President of Israel, Mr. Shimon Peres, will visit NATO Headquarters on Thursday, 7 March 2013. He will meet with the NATO Secretary General, Mr. Anders Fogh Rasmussen.

German, Dutch, Turkish and American officials from NATO in Brussels visit Patriot deployments

‎Today, ‎March ‎22, ‎2013, ‏‎19 minutes ago
A multinational delegation from NATO Headquarters in Brussels, with senior officials from Germany, the Netherlands, Turkey and the United States, visited the three deployed Patriot sites in Turkey over the weekend to see first-hand how these Allied units are helping to reinforce Turkey’s air defences against the threat of Syrian ballistic missiles.

Moroccan Minister Delegate for Foreign Affairs visits NATO

‎Today, ‎March ‎22, ‎2013, ‏‎19 minutes ago
Morocco’s Minister Delegate for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation visited NATO headquarters on Tuesday 5 March 2013 and was welcomed by NATO Deputy Secretary General Ambassador Alexander Vershbow. "This is the first time a minister from Morocco has visited the Alliance bilaterally, and it bears witness to our continued commitment to strengthen our political consultation and our practical cooperation," said Ambassador Vershbow.

NATO Secretary General reviews transition progress in Helmand

‎Today, ‎March ‎22, ‎2013, ‏‎19 minutes ago
NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen visited Helmand Province on Tuesday 5 March to see the progress being made in the transition to Afghan security responsibility. “Two years ago, the transition to Afghan security responsibility began and in less than two years from now, Afghan forces will be fully responsible for Afghanistan’s security. Every province. Every district. Every village. And every valley,” said the Secretary General. “This is a great responsibility, but Afghanistan’s forces have shown they can do the job, and they can know they will continue to have our full support.”

NATO Secretary General visits Afghanistan

‎Today, ‎March ‎22, ‎2013, ‏‎19 minutes ago
NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen is currently visiting Afghanistan. The Secretary General will hold meetings with President Karzai, other members of the Afghan government, as well as representatives of the Afghan civil society.

In Kabul, NATO Secretary General relays message of Alliance commitment to Afghanistan

‎Today, ‎March ‎22, ‎2013, ‏‎19 minutes ago
The Alliance will stay committed to Afghanistan after its ISAF combat mission ends at the end of 2014, NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said Monday 4 March after talks with President Hamid Karzai in Kabul. "Let there be no doubt: our commitment is certain, to the end of transition and beyond it. NATO will stand by you," the Secretary General said.

Visit to NATO by the Minister Delegate for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of the Kingdom of Morocco, H.E. Mr. Youssef Amrani

‎Today, ‎March ‎22, ‎2013, ‏‎19 minutes ago
The Minister Delegate for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of the Kingdom of Morocco, H.E. Mr. Youssef Amrani will visit NATO Headquarters on Tuesday, 5 March 2013. He will meet with the NATO Deputy Secretary General, Ambassador Alexander Vershbow.

NATO Deputy Secretary General meets Polish Foreign Minister in Warsaw

‎Today, ‎March ‎22, ‎2013, ‏‎19 minutes ago
The NATO Deputy Secretary General Ambassador Alexander Vershbow visited Warsaw on Friday, 1 March 2013 and met with Minister of Foreign Affairs Radoslav Sikorski and other high-level officials. The Deputy Secretary General thanked his counterparts for Poland’s continued efforts and commitment to the post-2014 mission to train, advise and assist the Afghan security forces.

Chairman Military Committee confirms NATO-Portugal close relationship

‎Today, ‎March ‎22, ‎2013, ‏‎19 minutes ago
Lisbon - General Knud Bartels paid an official visit to Portugal, where he confirmed the strong relationship between Portugal and NATO and engaged with the Chief of Portuguese General Staff, General Luís Araújo, and the Portuguese Minister of Defence, José Pedro Aguiar-Branco, to explore ways for enhancing NATO capabilities.

Heavy weapons training hits the target

‎Today, ‎March ‎22, ‎2013, ‏‎19 minutes ago
It's a snowy day in Kabul up on top of the Darulaman mountains in the west of the city. An Afghan National Army captain crouches on the ground next to a British Army Brigadier, who guides his hand as he aims a 60mm mortar. Tapping him on the shoulder, Capt Khavani Noori grins at the Brigadier, before a popping sound indicates the dummy mortar has been launched off into the hills. Both stare out, cupping hands over their eyes against the white glare, as the mortar hits its target.

Destroying dangerous pesticides in Moldova

‎Today, ‎March ‎22, ‎2013, ‏‎19 minutes ago
Twenty years after independence, Moldova is still grappling with the effects of intensive agriculture production under the former Soviet Union. In the 1970s, large quantities of fertilizers, pesticides and dangerous chemicals were used on Moldovan soil to maximise crop yields. Although their use is now prohibited, large quantities of these pesticides are still stored around the country, including over 3000 tonnes in 450 poorly equipped facilities. A NATO-sponsored project is helping to address this lingering problem.

NATO Information Office in Moscow marks 12th anniversary

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A roundtable discussion on the prospects for NATO-Russia partnership was organised on 20 February by the NATO Information Office (NIO) in Moscow to mark the 12th anniversary of the NIO’s inauguration in 2001. Representatives of the Russian foreign ministry, diplomats from the German and US Embassies, and a number of prominent Russian experts and journalists discussed common interests, new ideas and the need for political will.

NATO Secretary General to attend Transatlantic Dinner in Rome

‎Today, ‎March ‎22, ‎2013, ‏‎19 minutes ago
The NATO Secretary General, Mr. Anders Fogh Rasmussen will travel to Rome on Wednesday, 27 February 2013 to attend the Transatlantic Dinner hosted by the Italian Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr. Giulio Terzi.

NATO Secretary General holds talks with US Secretary of State John Kerry

‎Today, ‎March ‎22, ‎2013, ‏‎19 minutes ago
NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen held talks with the new US Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday 27 February in Rome in the margins of a Transatlantic Dinner on global issues. “Today we discussed many key issues on NATO’s agenda. These include the progress of our mission in Afghanistan, maintaining NATO's robust partnerships, and a fair burden-sharing in our Alliance,” the Secretary General said.

NATO and Russian Federation in Counter Piracy Exercise At Sea

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A boarding team comprising Italian marines from the NATO flagship ITS SAN MARCO, in charge of Operation Ocean Shield, and assault forces of the Russian Federation ship SEVEROMORSK trained together in counter-piracy activities as part of a bilateral exercise between NATO and Russia in the Gulf of Aden on 26 February.

North Atlantic Council discusses priorities with NATO country parliamentarians

‎Today, ‎March ‎22, ‎2013, ‏‎19 minutes ago
The North Atlantic Council hosted representatives of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly (NPA) on Monday 25 February, to discuss this year’s priority issues for the Alliance. “Parliamentarians have a critical role in forging the cooperation and solidarity that is so necessary for us,” said Deputy Secretary General Ambassador Alexander Vershbow, who chaired the meeting.

NATO Defence Ministers visit Patriot deployment

‎Today, ‎March ‎22, ‎2013, ‏‎19 minutes ago
The German, Dutch and Turkish defence ministers paid a joint visit to NATO Patriot batteries in Turkey on Saturday 23 February, in a signal of Alliance solidarity.

Ministers reinforce cooperation in NATO-Ukraine Commission

‎Today, ‎March ‎22, ‎2013, ‏‎19 minutes ago
NATO and Ukraine reinforced their cooperation at a meeting of defence ministers in the NATO-Ukraine Commission on Friday 22 February. “NATO and Ukraine are key security partners. For many years, Ukraine has made substantial and very welcome contributions to all major NATO-led operations, including our engagement in Afghanistan,” said NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen, who chaired the meeting.

Defence Ministers make progress on improving capabilities; take stock of ISAF mission

‎Today, ‎March ‎22, ‎2013, ‏‎19 minutes ago
Defence Ministers took concrete steps to improve Allied capabilities and interoperability and assessed the progress made in Afghanistan during their two-day talks which wrapped up on Friday 22 February.

NATO Parliamentary Assembly visit to NATO

‎Today, ‎March ‎22, ‎2013, ‏‎19 minutes ago
On Monday, 25 February 2013, the Members of the Standing Committee of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly will visit NATO and will have the annual joint meeting with the North Atlantic Council.

Helping Georgia clear mines and unexploded ordnance

‎Today, ‎March ‎22, ‎2013, ‏‎19 minutes ago
On 20th February 2013 a closing ceremony to mark the end of the Georgia III NATO Trust Fund/Partnership for Peace Project was held at NATO HQ. The event was hosted by the Georgian Minister of Defence, Mr. Irakli Alasania with 21 Ambassadors amongst the 60 guests. The project helped to clear mines and unexploded ordnance in Georgia and to improve medical rehabilitation for victims injured by explosions.

ISAF Defence Ministers prepare for transition milestone

‎Today, ‎March ‎22, ‎2013, ‏‎19 minutes ago
Defence Ministers from NATO and partner nations assessed the progress made since the transition to Afghan security responsibility began two years ago, and looked ahead to future tasks at a meeting in Brussels on 22 February. “There have been challenges. But in those two years we have made real progress,” NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said.

NATO and Australia reinforce partnership with new cooperation programme

‎Today, ‎March ‎22, ‎2013, ‏‎19 minutes ago
NATO and Australia reinforced their partnership and set out their priorities for future cooperation by signing an Individual Partnership and Cooperation Programme (IPCP) on Thursday 21 February . This further enhances NATO's partnership with countries in the Asia-Pacific region.

Defence Ministers focus on Allied defence capabilities, interoperability

‎Today, ‎March ‎22, ‎2013, ‏‎19 minutes ago
Allies must make sure they maintain and build on the gains they made in interoperability and capabilities during the Afghan mission, NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said as he arrived for a two-day meeting of defence ministers on Thursday 21 February.

NATO Defence Ministers agree to expand exercises and multinational cooperation

‎Today, ‎March ‎22, ‎2013, ‏‎19 minutes ago
NATO Defence Ministers agreed concrete goals for more ambitious training and exercises to maintain the lessons of interoperability at their meeting in Brussels on 21 February.

Virtual platform connects forces, businesses and communities of interest

‎Today, ‎March ‎22, ‎2013, ‏‎19 minutes ago
NATO member states are using a virtual test platform – the Distributed Networked Battle Labs (DNBL) – to improve combat effectiveness by testing the interoperability of equipment and systems before deployment. The DNBL allows nations to increase the interconnectedness of their forces and to exchange data quickly, efficiently and at a lower cost.

Defence Ministers to focus on capabilities, Afghanistan, Ukraine

‎Yesterday, ‎March ‎21, ‎2013, ‏‎10:14:12 AM
Work to improve NATO’s defence capabilities, the ISAF mission in Afghanistan and relations with Ukraine are the main areas of focus at this week’s two-day NATO defence ministerial which starts on Thursday 21 February.

Project to destroy obsolete munitions in Ukraine enters second phase

‎Yesterday, ‎March ‎21, ‎2013, ‏‎9:35:37 AM
A signing ceremony to launch the second phase of a NATO-sponsored project for the destruction of conventional munitions, small arms and light weapons in Ukraine took place in Kyiv on 1 February.

Women’s role in promoting good governance in the defence and security sector

‎Friday, ‎March ‎15, ‎2013, ‏‎5:56:16 PM
Experts on gender and building integrity met to discuss women’s role in reducing the risk of corruption and promoting good practices in the defence and security sector at NATO Headquarters on 7 and 8 March 2013. This was the first ever seminar on this subject, organised to coincide with International Women’s Day.

Visit to NATO by the President of Estonia

‎Friday, ‎March ‎15, ‎2013, ‏‎5:56:16 PM
The President of Estonia, Mr. Toomas Hendrik Ilves, will visit NATO Headquarters on Monday, 18 March 2013. He will meet with the NATO Secretary General, Mr. Anders Fogh Rasmussen.

Spain and NATO look to the future

‎Friday, ‎March ‎15, ‎2013, ‏‎5:56:16 PM
Madrid - General Knud Bartels, Chairman of NATO's Military Committee, paid an official visit to Spain, where he discussed with the Spanish Chief of Defence, Admiral Fernando García Sánchez, NATO defence priorities post-2014, particularly Smart Defence, and the Connected Forces Initiative.

Serbian parliamentarians visit NATO Headquarters

‎Friday, ‎March ‎15, ‎2013, ‏‎5:56:16 PMGo to full article
In cooperation with the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, NATO’s Public Diplomacy Division hosted a group of Serbian members of parliament on 5 March. The visit is part of efforts to strengthen NATO’s relations with Serbian key decision-makers and to broaden the public debate about Serbia’s partnership and cooperation with the Alliance.

Secretary General's Monthly Press Conference

‎Friday, ‎March ‎15, ‎2013, ‏‎5:56:16 PMGo to full article

Visit of senior think tankers and policy makers from the Asia-Pacific region

‎Friday, ‎March ‎15, ‎2013, ‏‎5:56:16 PM
A group of senior security experts, think tankers and policy makers from the Asia-Pacific region took part in a four-day study tour from 4 to 7 March 2013, aimed at promoting dialogue and exploring opportunities for further cooperation with NATO.

High-level Policy Makers from Egypt visit NATO to discuss NATO-Egypt Cooperation

‎Friday, ‎March ‎15, ‎2013, ‏‎5:56:16 PM
On 12 and 13 December, a delegation of high-level policy makers from Egypt, including representatives from several Ministries, visited NATO Headquarters for discussions with officials from the Alliance's International Staff and International Military Staff in the framework of the Mediterranean Dialogue.

First European theatre missile interceptor system achieves NATO interoperability

‎Friday, ‎March ‎15, ‎2013, ‏‎5:56:16 PM
On 6 March, the French/Italian SAMP/T surface-to-air missile system successfully engaged and destroyed a theatre ballistic missile target in a live-fire test at the French Firing Range in Biscarrosse and proved its ability to work with NATO’s interim Ballistic Missile Defence (BMD) command and control system.

Celebrating female leadership at NATO

‎Friday, ‎March ‎15, ‎2013, ‏‎5:56:16 PM
An exhibit, ’Celebrating Female Leadership within the International Staff at NATO’ was unveiled on International Women’s Day on 8 March at NATO Headquarters. The aim was to create greater awareness and to demonstrate NATO’s commitment to gender diversity.

Members of Parliament from Morocco visit NATO Headquarters

‎Friday, ‎March ‎15, ‎2013, ‏‎5:56:16 PM
On 7 March 2013, Members of Parliament from Morocco visited NATO Headquarters. The distinguished delegation, headed by Dr. Mohamed Cheikh Biadillah, President of the Moroccan Senate, included, among others, the first Vice President of the Chamber of Representatives and the President of the Foreign Affairs Commission of the Chamber of Representatives.

Diplomats from the State of Qatar visit NATO HQ

‎Friday, ‎March ‎15, ‎2013, ‏‎5:56:16 PM
On 19 and 20 December, the Political Affairs and Security Policy Division received a delegation of Diplomats from the State of Qatar.

NATO engages young women and men in Afghanistan

‎Friday, ‎March ‎15, ‎2013, ‏‎5:56:16 PM
Ambassador Kolinda Grabar, Assistant Secretary General for Public Diplomacy, addressed Kunduz, Kandahar and Baghlan Universities via videoconference on the occasion of International Women’s Day. The Director of Gender Issues of Afghanistan’s Ministry of Higher Education, Ms Sohaila Hofyani took part in the event to talk about the policies on women’s issues pursued by her ministry. The audience was made up of lecturers, students and members of sports and cultural associations.

Involving women in preventing, managing and resolving conflicts

‎Friday, ‎March ‎15, ‎2013, ‏‎5:56:16 PM
NATO and its operational partners in the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) and Kosovo Force (KFOR) are demonstrating a strong commitment to promoting the important role that women can play in preventing, managing and resolving conflicts.

NATO supports struggle for gender equality

‎Friday, ‎March ‎15, ‎2013, ‏‎5:56:16 PM
Mari Skåre, the NATO Secretary General’s Special Representative for Women, Peace and Security, underlined NATO’s continued support for the worldwide struggle for gender equality in a video statement to mark International Women’s Day. "Achieving gender equality is our collective task. And NATO is doing its part," she said.

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