Highly Successful Comprehensive Approach Seminar Hosted by JFC Brunssum

Participants of the Seminar at the International Conference Centre
Jun 16, 2017
Brunssum, Netherlands - JFC Brunssum hosted a Comprehensive Approach Seminar at the International Conference Centre 12-16 June.
The objective of the gathering was to generate a greater awareness of how to contribute to the comprehensive approach whilst, at the same time, develop new relationships with organizations who have not previously participated.  The event was attended by stakeholders from International Organizations, Government Organizations, non-governmental organizations and United Nations Peacekeeping Missions from around the world and over 30 JFC Brunssum staff members.  Additionally, personnel from Allied Command Operations, our sister JFC in Naples, the Italian NATO Rapid Deployable Corps, and the Civil-Military Cooperation and Stability Policing Centres of Excellence participated.  The seminar proved to be highly successful, in no small part due to the enthusiastic contributions of all the participants and the senior mentors – Lieutenant General (Rtd.) Ton van Loon and the JFC Brunssum Political Advisor, Ms Catherine Royle.
Explanatory note:  NATO’s Strategic Concept, adopted at the Lisbon Summit in November 2010, underlines that lessons learned from NATO operations show that effective crisis management calls for a comprehensive approach involving political, civilian and military instruments.  Military means, although essential, are not enough on their own to meet the many complex challenges to Euro-Atlantic and international security.  Allied leaders agreed at Lisbon to enhance NATO’s contribution to a comprehensive approach to crisis management as part of the international community’s effort and to improve NATO’s ability to contribute to stabilzation and reconstruction.
Story by JFC Brunssum Public Affairs Office


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