Peace and Security

UN launches new project to address link between terrorism, arms and crime Cheap and easily accessible small arms are increasingly becoming the “weapon of choice” for many terrorist groups, the UN counter-terrorism chief told an event on Friday aimed to raise awareness of the nexus between terrorism, organized crime and illicit small ...
Cameroon: UN officials raise alarm over escalating violence, call for civilian protection Four senior UN officials issued a joint statement on Friday deploring the continued human rights abuses committed against civilians, including women and children, in the south-west and north-west regions of Cameroon.
UN chief appeals for end to Syria’s ‘man-made humanitarian nightmare’ In a tersely delivered statement on Friday, the UN Secretary-General appealed for an end to the “man-made humanitarian nightmare” currently unfolding in Syria, where ongoing military operations in the north-west have displaced hundreds of thousands amid bitter winter temperatures. 
Haitian leaders urged to end political impasse Leaders in Haiti must step up and end the political impasse between President Jovenel Moïse and a surging opposition movement that has paralyzed the island nation since July 2018, the top UN official there said on Thursday in a briefing to the UN Security Council in New York.
Central African Republic: Security Council reflects on peace deal anniversary One year after the signing of a peace deal in the Central African Republic (CAR), State authority is being extended throughout the country, violence against civilians has decreased, and an inclusive Government remains in place, the UN Security Council heard on Thursday. 
End hostilities, ‘preserve lives’: UN refugee chief makes appeal for people trapped in Syria’s Idlib As the already dire situation in north-west Syria dramatically continues to worsen in Idlib province, the head of the United Nations refugee agency called on Thursday for an end to the hostilities and appealed for urgent action to allow the ...
Turkey is NATO, We Are NATO - #WeAreNATO Every day, NATO Allies work and train together to keep you safe. Through partnership and cooperation, NATO has secured peace and freedom for 70 years.
Turkey has been a member of NATO since 1952 and is an equal Ally in ...
Millions of children and families in Niger struggle as humanitarian needs mount – UNICEF Malnutrition, disease, floods, droughts and displacement in Niger have put nearly three million people, more than half of them children, in need of humanitarian assistance, UNICEF said on Wednesday, calling for increased attention to their plight.
Amid ‘devastating scale’ of suffering in Syria’s north-west, UN Security Council urged to find political way forward With progress stalled on both the peace and political fronts in Syria, UN Special Envoy Geir Pedersen urged ambassadors in the Security Council on Wednesday to “put their weight” into finding a solution to end nearly nine years of conflict. 
The science of flight - wind tunnels and military aircraft Have you ever wondered how aircraft are designed? Aerodynamics, and its use in the development and optimisation of military aircraft, is vital to the success of NATO air missions. Here to explain more is Kerstin Huber, Project Aerodynamicist at German-Dutch ...
5 ways NATO makes camps sustainable NATO is testing energy-saving technologies to make the military more efficient, save money and reduce reliance on fossil fuels when in the field.
Here are five different technologies NATO Allies and partners regularly test in the field during military exercises.
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Tank vs Tank | 🇬🇧UK Challenger 2 and 🇫🇷French Leclerc go head to head British and French soldiers who are part of NATO’s enhanced Forward Presence Battlegroup in Estonia pitted their respective tanks, the UK Challenger 2 and the French Leclerc, against each other in a test of accuracy and speed of destruction at ...
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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’s 70th anniversary year – a look back As 2019 comes to an end, NATO celebrates a year when we looked back at our history and forward to our future. We reflect on the past year with a video showing the innovations, successes and significant moments—both solemn and ...
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 ...
Guidance: Businesses who have signed the Armed Forces Covenant (company names beginning with T) Find out which businesses have signed the Armed Forces Covenant and what they are pledging to do to support you and your family.

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