Peace and Security

Vital UN peace and security work continues amid COVID-19 challenge The military chiefs at three UN missions in Africa and the Middle East have shared how they are protecting peacekeepers from COVID-19 while also fulfilling their mandates in rapidly changing environments.
Security Council extends peacekeeping mission in Darfur, forges new presence in Sudan The Security Council on Thursday extended the deployment of the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) and set out the parameters for a follow-on mission that will start its work on 1 January next year.
Asian countries urged to honour right to freedom of expression, over pandemic fear A dozen countries in the Asia-Pacific region have seen an alarming clampdown on freedom of expression during the COVID-19 crisis, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet said on Wednesday.
NATO eFP Battlegroup 🇵🇱Poland tests out for 🇺🇸Expert Infantryman Badge Throughout the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, NATO enhanced Forward Presence (eFP) Battlegroups maintain readiness. In Poland, soldiers with the NATO eFP Battlegroup recently conducted various tasks to try and earn the Expert Infantryman Badge. They were tested on physical fitness, first ...
FROM THE FIELD: COVID-19-related ‘tragedy’ unfolding in Yemen A “tragedy” fueled by the spread of COVID-19 which is unfolding in Yemen could affect millions of people there, an international UN-backed pledging conference is expected to hear on Tuesday.
From fighting with guns to fighting the pandemic In countries suffering from conflict, readjusting to life in a peaceful society is a challenge, both for former fighters and the wider community. Since the spread of the COVID-19 crisis, the UN is having to refocus many of its programmes, ...
Peacekeepers exemplify ‘service, sacrifice and selflessness’, in face of pandemic To honour the more than 3,900 women and men who have lost their lives under the UN flag since 1948, Secretary-General António Guterres laid a wreath at the Peacekeepers’ memorial on Friday, International Day of UN Peacekeepers.
Security Council: Paralysis and ‘political infighting’ must end, to boost COVID-19 fight: EU foreign affairs chief  The global coronavirus pandemic is testing the multilateral system like never before and the Security Council must stop the “infighting”, and step up to the challenge, the European Union’s foreign policy chief told the 15-member body on Thursday.
On Peacekeepers Day, UN to spotlight vital role of women peace operations In observance of the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers, on Friday, Secretary-General António Guterres will lay a wreath to pay tribute to all the UN blue helmets who have lost their lives since 1948.
An innovative way to fight COVID-19 In Taranto, Italy, a team of the NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA) established a cooperation with an Italian start-up called ISINNOVA that resulted in the production of 25 3D-printed connectors – on a weekly basis – converting snorkelling masks ...
Five things you may not know about NATO’s Euro-Atlantic Disaster Response Coordination Centre The Euro-Atlantic Disaster Response Coordination Centre (EADRCC) is NATO’s first line of defence when natural or man-made disasters strike. Made up of experts from across NATO’s Allied and partner nations, the centre is responsible for coordinating requests for international assistance ...
Isolation tips | The former 🧑‍🚀 astronaut and retired 🇺🇸US Air Force colonel A former space shuttle astronaut uses his experience in space to give tips on how best to cope during isolation. It comes as many NATO nations are asking people to stay at home to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
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How is NATO responding to disinformation on COVID-19? The COVID-19 pandemic is serving as a breeding ground for disinformation, according to NATO scientists. Ritu Gill from the ‘Digital and Social Media Assessment for Effective Communication and Cyber Diplomacy Research Task Group’, which is part of the NATO Science ...
Married to the Navy: Maria’s story - #WeAreNATO María knew how her life was going to be when she married Juan, a Lieutenant in the Spanish Navy. When he embarked on board the Spanish Frigate “Alvaro de Bazán”, deployed with NATO Standing Naval Forces, it was about a ...
Poland takes charge of NATO high readiness force The Polish army will take the lead of NATO’s Very High Readiness Joint Task Force (VJTF) on Wednesday (1 January 2020), placing thousands of soldiers on standby and ready to deploy within days. Poland takes over from Germany, which provided ...
NATO and African Union exchange views on furthering Counter-Terrorism Cooperation The first dialogue on counter-terrorism cooperation between NATO and the African Union was held at NATO Headquarters in Brussels (Belgium) on 18 and 19 December 2019. This initiative followed on a Memorandum of Understanding recently signed by the two organizations. ...
NATO and North Macedonia strengthen cooperation through consequence management exercise “NATO’s consequence management field exercises are highly recognized internationally and are characterized by their inclusive planning process and wide participation. The contributions and involvement of representatives from Allied and partner nations, International Organisations, Non-Governmental and National Organisations are key to ...
News story: COVID-19: changes to Veterans UK Services Due to ongoing COVID-19 precautions, there are changes to Veterans UK services. You can find the latest information here
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