NATO and United Nations discuss enhancing practical cooperation

On 7 November 2019, the NATO Military Committee hosted the United Nations Military Adviser, Lieutenant General Carlos Humberto Loitey for a briefing on ongoing activities.

The Chairman of the NATO Military Committee, Air chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach started the meeting by welcoming Lieutenant General Carlos Humberto Loitey to the meeting and highlighting the ongoing cooperation between NATO and the United Nations. “Since 2008, our cooperation has grown significantly.  In 2018, we signed a new joint declaration to further enhance our cooperation. Today, we work closely together on Afghanistan and Iraq. And NATO operations are carried out under UN Security Council mandates. NATO has also pledged support for UN peacekeeping operations. There is still more NATO and the UN can do together”, emphasised the Chairman.

Air Chief Marshal Peach then passed the floor to Lieutenant General Loitey who provided a comprehensive briefing on ongoing activities. Currently, NATO Allies contribute over 5000 personnel to UN Peacekeeping Operations, including over 400 women peacekeepers. NATO has also provided support to UN-sponsored operations, including logistical assistance to the African Union’s UN-endorsed peacekeeping operations in Darfur, Sudan, and in Somalia; support for UN disaster-relief operations in Pakistan; and escorting merchant ships carrying World Food Programme humanitarian supplies off the coast of Somalia.

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Source: NATO HQ