NATO appoints special representative for women peace and security

NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen has today appointed the Norwegian diplomat Mari Skåre as the Alliance’s first special representative for women peace and security. 

 

Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs Jonas Gahr Støre commented, “Women are severely affected by conflicts today, and are often targeted directly. Promoting women’s participation in peace and security issues has been a high priority for Norway. I therefore welcome the appointment of a special representative for women, peace and security in NATO. Norway has played a proactive role in bringing these important issues onto the Alliance’s agenda. Mari Skåre is well qualified for the job, and we wish her every success in her new position.” 

NATO’ s new special representative will follow up UN Security Council resolution 1325 on women, peace and security and related resolutions in NATO. 

Minister of Defence Espen Barth Eide commented, “The involvement of women is crucial for achieving peace and reconciliation. The appointment of a special representative for women, peace and security reflects both the international community’s greater understanding of conflicts and NATO’s broad approach to security. The new special representative will play an important role in ensuring that women’s rights, role and participation in preventing and resolving conflicts become an integral part of the Alliance’s work.” 

Prior to her appointment, Mari Skåre was deputy head of the Norwegian Delegation to NATO. She has previously served in the Norwegian Embassy in Kabul and at the Norwegian UN Delegation in New York.

 

Related news

Latest news

USCG confirms OPtimarin in Line for Ballast Water Approval

The United States Coast Guard (USCG) has confirmed that Norwegian ballast water treatment specialist Optimarin has become the first supplier to submit an application for type approval.

New order for Servogear

Servogear announces that they have received a new order from Brødrene Aa. 

Norwater AS reports boost in sales

The Norwater team reports of great interest and busy days in 2016. In a press release, they state that as of the first 8 months of the year, 2016 sales are already beyond target for the year as a whole.

Gaia-facts reaching ground control

The European Space Agency (ESA) has released the first data from the Gaia mission, which has the tremendous task of building the most precise 3D map of the Milky Way.

Polish delegation for Norwegian circular waste management

Against the background of the EU's ambitious waste management targets, Norwegian and Polish stakeholders met on Wednesday 14 September in Drammen.

Milestone at Mongstad Water Treatment Plant

SAR AS reports that an extensive upgrade to the water treatment plant at Mongstad reached a new milestone July. 

Servogear signs new contract with Özata Shipyard

Servogear has announced the signing of a new contract with Özata Shipyard in Turkey. The contract includes the delivery of Servogear Ecoflow PropulsorTMfor two 39 meter passenger catamarans (YN 41 & YN 42).

Statoil and Petrobras strengthen strategic partnership

Statoil reports that they have strengthened their cooperation in Brazil by signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Petrobras.

TechInvent and Island Offshore/Centrica announced winners of ONS Innovation Award

TechInvent and Island Offshore/Centrica were announced winners of the ONS 2016 Innovation Awards, at the Innovation Awards Ceremony Tuesday 30 August.