Nato and UN sign updated joint declaration on cooperation

2 November 2018 (Last Updated November 2nd, 2018 10:46)

Nato and the United Nations (UN) have set out plans to support future cooperation between the two organisations with the signing of a new and updated joint declaration.

Nato and the United Nations (UN) have set out plans to support future cooperation between the two organisations with the signing of a new and updated joint declaration.

The joint declaration builds on the original document that was signed between the two organisations in September 2008.

The updated document is focused on bolstering the commitment for expanded consultation and cooperation between the two organisations.

Major focus areas set out in the document include support for UN peace operations, counter-terrorism, civilian protection, and advancement for the Women, Peace and Security, the Children and Armed Conflict, as well as the Youth, Peace and Security agendas.

“Collaboration between Nato and the UN has been strengthened and expanded significantly over the last ten years and both organisations closely cooperate on missions.”

The new framework was established ten years after the first effort and will help prevent violent extremism, in addition to focusing on lessons learned, planning and support for contingencies, cyber defence, and operational coordination and support.

Nato Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said: “As organisations committed to upholding peace and security, Nato and the UN reinforce one another.

“While our mandates differ, we already cooperate across a range of issues, and there is a lot more that Nato and the UN can do together. So I welcome the conclusion of the updated Joint Declaration, and look forward to putting our ideas into action.”

Collaboration between Nato and the UN has been strengthened and expanded significantly over the last ten years, and both organisations closely cooperate on missions in Afghanistan and Iraq.