N A T O ' s  G r o w i n g

Humanitarian Role

" . . . It is not written in stone that the transatlantic bond will survive forever. But I believe we will preserve it . . .

We stand together. We protect each other."

Above Quote, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg at Lancaster House - 21 June 2018

C o u r t e s y ,   N A T O

There should never be any doubt or confusion as to the reason NATO was formed.  The North Atlantic Treaty Organization's purpose is clearly defined: "NATO’s purpose is to guarantee the freedom and security of its members through political and military means." [https://www.nato.int/nato-welcome/index.html]

With that clearly understood, NATO and its Members are ever vigilant:   keeping careful watch for possible dangers or difficulties in  a now - more than ever before - fast-changing world wherein new and unprecedented challenges not only threaten NATO Members, but also the whole of Human existence including the very environment that all of Humanity inhabits.

The earliest years of the 21st Century have already presented alarming events  evidencing heinous acts of terror, violence and brutalities against innocent and helpless populations  of vulnerable men, women and children:  cruelties against Humanity  which must be concertedly  addressed - and even forcefully halted - with the joint efforts of Nations great and small. 

With tremendous burdens of extreme hardships yet being thrust upon large populations of the helpless and vulnerable, i.e. millions being subjected to forced displacements throughout diverse areas around the world, extensive Humanitarian needs are also growing globally.  


As the world continues its journey further into this new Century and Millennium, "Partnerships for Humanity" and it's life-sustaining environment must lead the way!

Thanks to the growing "Helping Hands of NATO and it's Members" Humanity in its entirety can continue to  look forward to a secured, peaceful and prosperous co-existence  within a healthy environment NOW . . . and for future generations to come!

- EPACHA Foundation -

* * Keeping Up With NATO * *

  Special Announcements / Updates Continued Below . . .

Speaking ahead of a virtual address to German Christian Social Union (CSU) parliamentarians on Wednesday (6 January 2021), Secretary General

Jens Stoltenberg explained that 2021 will be a crucial year for NATO.

At a press point with Alexander Dobrindt, Chairman of the

CSU Parliamentary Group,

Mr. Stoltenberg praised Allied armed forces for supporting

civilian efforts to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic.

Text / Image Courtesy, NATO 

Looking Back on 2020 . . . March 20, 2020

Must See Video

Video Courtesy, NATO - #NATO #WeAreNATO #Coronavirus


Special Announcement

NATO Summit . . . Update

Brussels, Belgium – 14 June 2021

“A strong NATO is good for Europe, but it’s

also good for America”

NATO SUMMIT 6.14.2021.jpg

Image / Text Courtesy, NATO

Mr. Stoltenberg thanked President Biden for his strong commitment to the Alliance, and his support for the ambitious NATO 2030 agenda. “A strong NATO is good for Europe, but it’s also good for America,” said the Secretary General.

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Important Question?

Is a "strong NATO" good for the

whole of "Humanity" & its

"Life-sustaining Environment?"


Throughout our world of a new era, 

history-making events continue to remind 

us all that the whole of Humanity must be secured, protected and sustained within

an Environment that ensures a healthy

and peaceful co-existence leading the

way for future generations 

already with us today. 

Yes!  "strong NATO" is good for all!

- EPACHA Foundation - 

Special Announcement

NATO Summit

Brussels, Belgium – 14 June 2021

"NATO 2030: A Transatlantic Agenda for the Future"

Image / Text Courtesy, NATO

On Friday 4 June 2021, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg will give a keynote speech to preview the NATO Summit in Brussels on 14 June. His speech “NATO 2030: a transatlantic agenda for the future” will be made online at an event organised by NATO together with the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP) and The Brookings Institution. 


Important NoteIn order to comply with COVID-19 safety measures, NATO will allow a limited number of media representatives to cover the event in person, in accordance with the physical space available.

See You There!


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See Also:  https://twitter.com/belgiumnato

Special Announcement

Peace & Security for All of Humanity!

NATO’s Key Role in Maintaining Peace and

Security Across the World


Courtesy, NATO

His Majesty King Abdullah of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan met on Wednesday with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg

in Brussels - May 5, 2021

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Special Announcement


22 April 2021

 Must See Video 

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on Thursday (22 April 2021) set out how NATO is stepping up its efforts to deal with climate change. He was attending the Leaders Summit on climate, at the invitation of President Joe Biden and Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin.

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Special Announcement

25 - 26 February 2021


Courtesy, NATO

The high-level [digital] dialogue on Thursday 25 February will be opened  by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg. This will be followed by a panel discussion with the Chairman of the NATO Military Committee, Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach, Professor Mary Kaldor of the London School of Economics, Dr. Walter Dorn of the Royal Military College of Canada, and Ms. Eva Svoboda, Deputy Director of International Law and Policy and the International Committee of the Red Cross. The discussion will be moderated by Dr. Jamie Shea of the University of Exeter. . . event will take place via Zoom.

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Special Announcement

Special Edition: 

February 19, 2021

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Special Announcement

It's that time again . . .


Howard University, Washington, D.C.

February 12 - 14, 2021


Courtesy, NATO / Howard University

A Virtual Conference . . .

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Special Announcement

Safeguarding Peace in an Unpredictable World”

On Monday, 18 January 2021, the NATO Secretary General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg will take part in the 6th edition of the Sciences Po Youth & Leaders Summit, organised online by its School of International Affair

Mr. Stoltenberg will also participate in a Q&A session

moderated by Mr. Enrico Letta, Dean of the

Paris School of International Affairs at Sciences Po.

18-19-20 January 2021

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WATCH . . . NATO Secretary General at

Sciences Po Youth & Leaders Summit, 18 JAN 2021

Courtesy, NATO / SciencesPo

Special Announcement

NATO Secretary General:  We need

to work together to find

common solutions.

Speaking at the annual Riga Conference on Friday

(13 November 2020), NATO Secretary General

Jens Stoltenberg stressed the importance of

Alliance unity and Allies’ continued

investment in defence to ensure

peace and prosperity for the future.

 Must See Video 

Text & Video Courtesy, #NATO #OTAN #RigaConf2020

While the COVID-19 pandemic has brought up new challenges, it has not swept away other security challenges. “None of our countries, even the biggest ones, can deal with the challenges we now face, alone”, Mr. Stoltenberg said, “we need to work together to find common solutions”.

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Remember. . .

Special Announcement

Do You Know About . . .

NATO 2030 Youth Summit?


  Now is the time to . . .

Learn more about the Youth Summit

November 9, 2020 - Virtual Event:  Start Time 3:30  p.m.

Courtesy, NATO


Is NATO continuing to keep its Alliance . . .

and all of Humanity safe  in the

next decade and beyond?


NATO Secretary General announces #NATO2030 video contest winners

Courtesy, NATO

Remember. . .

It's up to "YOUTH" to learn more:

Special Announcement

 NATO Secretary General Launches

 NATO 2030


8 June 2020

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg today (Monday 8 June) launched his outline for NATO 2030 in an online conversation with the Atlantic Council and the German Marshall Fund of the United States. “This is an opportunity to reflect on where we see our Alliance ten years from now, and how it will continue to keep us safe in a more uncertain world” the Secretary General said.

To do this, the Secretary General said, NATO must “stay strong militarily, be more united politically, and take a broader approach globally.” 

Text/Image Courtesy, NATO

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Special Announcement

Welcome Macedonia!

North Macedonia joins NATO as 30th Ally

Today (27 March 2020),

North Macedonia became NATO’s newest member,

upon depositing its instrument of accession to

the North Atlantic Treaty with the US State 

Department in Washington DC. NATO

Allies  signed North Macedonia's protocol

in February 2019, after which all 29 national

parliaments voted to ratify the country’s membership.


Text/Image Courtesy, NATO

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Press Office

5 MARCH 2020

Courtesy, NATO 

" Fifty years ago today, the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) entered into force. We, as NATO Allies, celebrate this visionary Treaty and its remarkable achievements. The NPT remains the essential bulwark against the spread of nuclear weapons, the cornerstone of the global non-proliferation and disarmament architecture, and the framework for international cooperation in sharing the benefits of the peaceful uses of nuclear energy, science, and technology. Allies remain strongly committed to full implementation of the NPT in all its aspects. . .  "

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Press Point . . .

by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg following the North Atlantic Council meeting at Turkey’s request for

Article 4 consultations on the situation in Syria

28 February 2020

Courtesy, NATO 

" . . .The North Atlantic Council has just met, following a request by Turkey to hold consultations under article 4 of NATO’s founding Washington Treaty on the situation in Syria.

Under article 4 of the Treaty, any Ally can request consultations whenever, in the opinion of any of them, their territorial integrity, political independence or security is threatened.

I spoke to the Turkish foreign minister Mevlut Cavusoglu last night about the situation in Syria.

And he requested these consultations. Today Turkey briefed on the serious security situation in Syria.

Allies offer their deepest condolences for the death of Turkish soldiers in last night’s bombing in Idlib. And expressed their full solidarity with Turkey.

Allies condemn the continued indiscriminate air strikes by the Syrian regime and Russia in Idlib province.

I call on them to stop their offensive. To respect international law. And to back UN efforts for a peaceful solution.

This dangerous situation must be deescalated and we urge an immediate return to the 2018 ceasefire. To avoid further worsening of the horrendous humanitarian situation in the region. And to allow urgent humanitarian access for those trapped in Idlib.  


Today’s meeting is a clear sign of solidarity with Turkey. Turkey is a valued NATO Ally and Turkey is the NATO Ally most affected by the terrible conflict in Syria, which has suffered the most terrorist attacks, and which hosts millions of refugees . . .  "


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NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg

Opening Remarks at the

Munich Security Conference

MSC2020 - 15 February 2020

Courtesy, NATO 

" . . . This year’s conference raises the question "has the West lost its way?"  Indeed, questions are being asked on both side of the Atlantic about the strength of our transatlantic bond. People wonder where we are heading.  And whether we will continue to go together. But does this mean that we are lost? It’s true, the path is not easy.  And sometimes we stumble.  But we have not lost our way.  And more importantly, our values have not lost their value.  Freedom, democracy and the rule of law.  They have brought unprecedented peace and prosperity.  And they remain, the values remain a beacon of hope for people around the world.  Whenever they have been threatened, we have stood up for them . . . "

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Special Announcement

Do You Know About . . .


Howard University, Washington, D.C.

February 13 - 16, 2020

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April 4, 1949 - April 4,  2019

  Important Question . . . for a new era!

Does "Humanity" need NATO?


 In this new era of modern-day advancements in technological capabilities intended for the furtherance of global human

development and sustainability within a  safe  and 

healthy environment, unforeseen - and even 

unimagined - adversities which threaten the

whole of Human existence are unavoidable

challenges that cannot be ignored.


In fact, the preparedness of all

Nations must be readily joined together in

efforts toward a secured and peaceful world for all!  

"All of Humanity" needs NATO!

EPACHA Foundation - 

April 2, 2019

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg visited the White House

on Tuesday  (2 April 2019)  for  a  meeting  with  US

President Donald Trump.  The Secretary General

thanked President Trump for his

strong leadership and commitment to NATO.

Courtesy, NATO

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Update . . .

28 March 2019

NATO Allies agreed today (28 March 2019) to extend the mandate of Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg by

a further two years, until 30 September 2022.

Courtesy, NATO

Allies expressed their support for the Secretary General's work to adapt and modernise NATO and ensure it remains fit for the future.

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Update . . .

15 February 2019

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg gave a keynote speech to the Munich Security Conference. 

Courtesy, NATO

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L e a r n   m o r e   a b o u t . . .


NATO's Growing Humanitarian Role

on the following web page:

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