Peace and Security

UN court increases sentence of former Bosnian-Serb leader to life imprisonment A United Nations appeals court on Wednesday increased the 40-year sentence initially imposed on Radovan Karadžić, former leader of the Republika Srpksa region of Bosnia and head of the Bosnian-Serb Army, to life imprisonment.
Libya stands at a ‘critical juncture’, UN mission head tells Security Council Predicting that the “days ahead will prove foundational to the years ahead for Libyans and the region”, the top United Nations official in the country told the Security Council on Wednesday, that it was no exaggeration to describe the oil-rich ...
Georgian defence minister attends multinational workshop on Non-Commissioned Officers Levan Izoria, the Georgian Minister of Defence, opened the 3rd Multinational Non-Commissioned Officer (NCO) Workshop in Tbilisi, on 19 March 2019. Entitled “Developing an Educated NCO Corps”, the event was organised by NATO’s Defence Education Enhancement Programme (DEEP) together with ...
First peaceful transfer of power in DR Congo ‘an extraordinary opportunity’ for advancing rights The election of President Felix Tshisekedi in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), marks “an extraordinary opportunity” for the country to advance civil and political rights, said a senior UN official, on Tuesday at the Human Rights Council in ...
North Atlantic Council discusses energy security challenges In a meeting with external experts, the North Atlantic Council today (19 March 2019) discussed global energy developments and their security implications.
NATO Secretary General welcomes the Prime Minister Zoran Zaev of North Macedonia Following a meeting with Prime Minister Zoran Zaev on Tuesday (19 March 2019), the NATO Secretary General said that the signature of the Accession Protocol for the Republic of North Macedonia in February was a historic moment for the country ...
US B-52 bombers conduct training in Europe The U.S. Air Force has sent six B-52 long-range bombers to the United Kingdom for a series of training activities over Europe. The aircraft and over 450 airmen arrived at Royal Air Force base Fairford on Thursday (14 March 2018) ...
Gaza investigators call on Israel to review ‘rules of engagement’ as Gaza protest anniversary looms Human Rights Council-appointed investigators urged Israel on Monday to revise its military rules of engagement, shortly before the one-year anniversary of the start of mass demonstrations at the country’s border fence with Gaza, that have left hundreds of Palestinians dead and ...
UN will do ‘utmost to prevent and mitigate any risk of violence’ in DR Congo, pledges Mission chief Despite the relatively peaceful passage of December’s presidential election in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the UN Special Representative to the country told the Security Council she “remained concerned” over developments in the east, where dozens of armed ...
Visit to NATO by the Prime Minister of North Macedonia The NATO Secretary General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg will meet the Prime Minister of North Macedonia, H.E. Mr. Zoran Zaev, on Tuesday, 19 March 2019.
Colombia’s demining centre joins NATO network On 15 March 2019, the North Atlantic Council welcomed Colombia’s International Demining Centre (CIDES) into the network of NATO Partnership Training and Education Centres (PTEC).
UN Middle East Coordinator strongly condemns ‘arrests and violence’ by Hamas security forces during Gaza protests The UN’s Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process has strongly condemned the violent response by security forces in the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip during the past three days, towards Palestinian protests over the deteriorating economic situation there.
‘Moral obligation and political imperative’ to support Syria on path to peace: Guterres Governments across the world have a “moral obligation” to help Syrians “unite around a vision for their common future”, finally bringing an end to eight years of brutal conflict, said the UN Secretary-General on Friday.
‘Stand united against anti-Muslim hatred’ urges Guterres, after mosque shootings in New Zealand leave 49 dead The UN Secretary-General António Guterres has urged the international community to ‘stand united against anti-Muslim hatred’ following a mass shooting in New Zealand on Friday targeting two mosques, which has left at least 49 dead and many others wounded, some ...
What’s in the kit of a 🇪🇸 Spanish Pizarro gunner? What does a Pizarro gunner carry in their backpack when they’re deployed?
Private Gonzalo Moreno Vecino is a gunner of a Pizarro armoured vehicle in the Mechanised Infantry Brigade “Extremadura XI”. In 2018, Spain deployed his unit in Latvia for ...
Bulgaria is NATO, We Are NATO - #WeAreNATO Every day, NATO’s Allies work and train together to keep you safe. Through partnership and cooperation, NATO has secured peace and freedom for 70 years.
Bulgaria has been a member of NATO since 2004 and is an equal Ally in ...
Why does NATO exercise? Exercises are important tools through which the Alliance tests and validates its concepts, procedures, systems and tactics. More broadly, they enable militaries and civilian organisations deployed in theatres of operation to test capabilities and practise working together efficiently in a ...
Pack Animals - the 🇩🇪 German Mountain Infantry Brigade The German Mountain Infantry Brigade are the last brigade in the Bundeswehr that use horses and mules. The mules are used to carry heavy loads and supplies to troops in the mountains. To work together as successfully as possible, the ...
Guidance: MAA course dates information Course dates for Military Aviation Authority (MAA) general courses, human factors and safety training for error prevention (STEP) courses.
Press release: Brokenshire announces funding boost for homeless veterans Veterans who have become homeless, or at risk of it, will be supported through an extra £1 million boost.

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