The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), also called the North Atlantic Alliance, is an intergovernmental military alliance based on the North Atlantic Treaty which was signed on 4 April 1949. The organization constitutes a system of collective defense whereby its member states agree to mutual defense in response to an attack by any external party. NATO's headquarters are located in Haren, Brussels, Belgium, where the Supreme Allied Commander also resides.
During the Prague Summit in November 2002, member countries tasked the IS to form a Task Force that would recommend to Council ways of improving gender balance and diversity in the NATO IS and civilian IMS workforce. Under the direction of the Deputy Secretary General, the Task Force started work in February 2003. The first report proposed an Action Plan, which was noted by Foreign Ministers on 2nd June 2003. In consultation with national delegations, the IS and the IMS, the Task Force defined four guiding principles for actively pursuing a diversity policy at NATO HQ: Ensuring fairness in recruitment and promotion; Ensuring the high quality of NATO personnel; Respecting the diversity of all Alliance members.
The KMC Top 3 Council presented the annual Cross-Cultural Awareness Professional Development Seminar Nov. 5 in the U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa Kisling NCO Academy auditorium. During the four-hour seminar, NATO leaders gave their perspective on cross-cultural awareness and engagement to KMC Airmen of all tiers and career fields.
Quote from NATO's Twitter profile (@NATO): "Diversity makes our open societies stronger & safer #IDAHOT #NATO"
Rose Gottemoeller (Politics)
Jens Stoltenberg (Politics)
Linda Curika (Business)
Policy Association For An Open Society ⁕ (Business)
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