Peace and Security

Belarus: UN rights chief condemns violence against protesters, calls for grievances to be heard The flow of free information is “crucial” in a democratic society, the UN human rights chief said on Wednesday, spotlighting the landlocked eastern European nation of Belarus, “especially in a context of crisis and social unrest”.
Amid COVID-19, UN commitment to peace ‘more urgent than ever’ COVID-19 threatens not only hard-won development and peacebuilding gains, but also “risks exacerbating conflicts or fomenting new ones”, the UN chief reminded the Security Council on Wednesday, during a briefing on the challenges to achieving sustainable peace, while pandemics ravage ...
Second aircraft in NATO’s future multi-role tanker transport fleet arrives in the Netherlands The second aircraft in NATO’s future fleet of multi-role aircraft arrived in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, on Monday (10 August 2020). The milestone follows the arrival of the first aircraft from the production facility in Getafe, Spain on 30 June. By ...
Violence in Sudan’s Western Darfur forces 2,500 into Chad: UN refugee agency Recent clashes in Sudan’s Western Darfur region has driven more than 2,500 people across the border into neighbouring Chad, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) has reported.
UK troops from NATO eFP Battlegroup Estonia train in Latvia UK troops from NATO’s enhanced Forward Presence (eFP) Battlegroup Estonia travelled to Latvia to conduct armoured vehicle drills and training. In an exercise that included a live-fire display from the UK Challenger 2 tanks, the battlegroup demonstrated its continued readiness ...
Political crisis in Guinea-Bissau: UN Representative urges political leaders to enact reforms Entrenched political divisions in Guinea-Bissau pose a serious threat to stability in the West African country, the top UN official there told the Security Council on Monday, as she called for continued international engagement and for reforms outlined in a four-year old agreement, ...
Belarus: UN chief following post-election developments ‘with great concern’ The UN Secretary-General has appealed for restraint in Belarus, where ongoing clashes between police and demonstrators continue following disputed elections held on Sunday.
Dutch search and rescue team deploys to Lebanon, facilitated by NATO strategic airlift The Netherlands has deployed its Dutch Urban Search and Rescue Team to Beirut, following the devastating explosions which rocked the Lebanese capital on 4 August.
Young people have a major role to play in ridding the world of nuclear weapons Nuclear weapons are still one of the most serious threats to mankind, and the dangers are growing. Young people can play an important role in ensuring that they are eliminated once and for all, says the UN’s top disarmament official, ...
Lessons of Nagasaki survivors should motivate the world to eliminate all nuclear weapons – UN chief UN Secretary General António Guterres on Sunday marked 75 years since the atomic bombing of Nagasaki with praise for the hibakusha, the survivors, who transformed their decades-long plight into a warning about the perils of nuclear weapons and an example of ...
Beirut blast: Here’s how you can help the UN aid Lebanon's recovery After a devasting blast ripped through Beirut Port in Lebanon on Tuesday, wounding thousands and rendering hundreds of thousands homeless, the UN moved rapidly to step up its relief effort. 
NATO boosts scientific cooperation with Ukraine The long-standing partnership between NATO and Ukraine includes strong scientific cooperation in a variety of domains, such as counter-terrorism, advanced technologies, cyber defence, energy security, and defence against chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear agents. Tailored cooperation and dialogue with Ukraine ...
Meet Tim De Zitter, a Belgian expert working on multinational procurement of munitions Tim De Zitter is a system manager at the Belgian Ministry of Defence. He works with experts from other NATO Allies to procure land combat missile and rocket systems for use on the battlefield.
Strengthening the Baltic Sea security | BALTOPS 2020 Around 3,000 personnel from 19 NATO Allies and partners took part in the annual maritime exercise Baltic Operations, or BALTOPS, in the Baltic Sea.
This year’s exercise was the first major European maritime event since the outbreak of COVID-19 and ...
Meet Michael Brasseur, a US Navy officer promoting use of drones to protect the seas Michael Brasseur is a naval warfare expert at the US Mission to NATO. This former captain of two warships who has sailed and served all over the world, now works at NATO Headquarters in Brussels, Belgium. Together with experts from ...
Deputy Secretary General Geoană addresses the Symi Symposium Speaking at the online Symi Symposium on the “The World post COVID-19” on Tuesday (28 July 2020), NATO Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoană stressed the importance to remain vigilant, prepared and engaged in the face of traditional and new security ...
HALO jump with the Lithuanian🇱🇹 Special Forces What does it feel like to freefall jump into thin air, four kilometres above the earth alongside Lithuanian Special Forces operators?
High-altitude, low-opening (HALO) freefall jumps are a useful but risky method of infiltrating Special Operations Forces into dangerous territory. ...
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Guidance: Millpool firing times Warning notice of firing at Bodmin Training Area and Millpool Range.
Guidance: Ash Dieback on the Ministry of Defence Estate Ash dieback affects ash trees across the country and has infected many woodlands across the Ministry of Defence (MOD) training estate.

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