7 October 2020 NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg spoke about the importance of technology and resilience at the yearly Global Security Bratislava Forum. The forum was held as a virtual event.
In his address, Mr. Stoltenberg underscored the importance to keep our societies resilient, given the security implications of COVID-19. “Having a strong military is fundamental to our security, but our military cannot be strong if our societies are weak; so our first line of defence must be strong societies able to prevent, endure, adapt and bounce back from whatever happens,” he said. He went on to say that “as part of NATO 2030, I want to see how we can strengthen and broaden our commitment to resilience; we should use NATO more to hold each other accountable on issues that affect our shared security”.