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llied and Partner countries are
therefore strongly committed
to making this principle
an integral part of NATO’s
everyday business, from both a political
and a military point of view. Civilians
and militaries have been working side
by side for better implementation of the
Women, Peace and Security agenda
and the achievement of concrete and
sustainable results.
In the road map that will redefine the
position taken by the Alliance in the
global security scenario beyond 2014, the
Women, Peace and Security agenda will
certainly play a major role.
The year 2000 was not only the beginning
of the Millennium, but it also opened
a new chapter in the field of security
issues. With the adoption of United
Nations Security Council Resolution
UNSCR) 1325 in October 2000, the
role of women and their responsibilities
officially became part of the international
security agenda. This landmark resolution
not only represented an historic moment
in the recognition of the role that women
play during a conflict and its aftermath,
but it also changed the global concept of
security. Through the adoption of UNSCR
the Security Council acknowledged
the changing nature of contemporary
conflicts that increasingly affect civilians
more than soldiers.
The different roles played by men and
women within every society are defined
by the society itself. Gender roles
determined by legislation and social
norms define what women can or cannot
do. The discrimination that women still
Women, Peace and Security at NATO
Story by Irene Fellin, Office of the Secretary General - NATO
NATO firmly believes in the pivotal role that women can play during all phases of a conflict.
From conflict prevention to conflict management, the inclusion of women in peace resolutions
is one of the key factors for achieving sustainable peace and security in a democratic country.
JFC Brunssum Communications:
Story by Joseph Hochstenbach, NCI Agency.
elecommunication is a commonly
usedword in our environment and
is often shortened to Telecom.
Telecom means every subscriber has
at his work a telephone, computer or
laptop to communicate world-wide,
without such privileges we can hardly
work at this moment.
All sections, from COM to BSG, National
Support Element, etcetchavea telephone,
workstation or related equipment, and
are using it as their normal equipment
to fulfil their job. But does the user know
what is behind it!!!!!! The user thinks the
system is working and so he is satisfied.
In reality it has got another aspect.
JFC HQ Brunssum enjoys the telecom
support of NCIA (NATO Communication
Information Agency), This agency is
settled inMons, Belgiumbut a department
exists here in JFC HQ Brunssum in
Building 203. They resource, plan, install,
operate, protect, maintain and support
CIS capabilities.
One of their sub sections is SSG (Service
Support Group) who is responsible for the
installation, operation, and maintenance
of all assigned CIS in accordance with
the Service Level Agreements (SLA’s)
and for the provision of limited support to
corporate customers as directed.
The working floor of supporting customers
with CIS capacities is IIM (Infrastructure
Installation and Maintenance). IMM are
responsible for providing installation
and maintenance of local area network
infrastructure and related equipment.
All communications users at JFC HQ
Brunssum are supported by the CIS
services of NCIA department Brunssum;
Services such as of installing telephones,
camera systems etc ,etc. All requests for
CIS capability comes back to IIM with
required work orders.
With a team of 6 technicians, Captain
Robert Zal leads his personnel which
are responsible for communications
network infrastructure installation and
maintenance. Together with Jan Vliexs, a
Nato Civilian, (with 34 years experience
on this Camp), they take care of Providing
the most efficient solution and service to
the customer. One of Jan Vliex’s duties is
to support the Configuration Management
process by assisting the Identification,
Change Control, Status Accounting and
auditing of Configuration Items.
The customer should remember;
All movements within their section;
Reorganizations or new buildings need
to be evaluated via IIM. This section is
responsible for engineering/installation of
Fiber and Copper cabling as used with
automated information systems and other
infrastructure equipment in the area of
support. These technicians are highly
qualified workers and have experience
in repairs, troubleshooting, fibre optics ,
telephone cables, outlets and connectors.
Via the Configuration Management data
base called Itracs, a complete overview
of the cabling routing is maintained.
Technicians are running all over the
Camp, from Building 100 (backgate) to
H603/H604 (ABSL) to ICC. They are
crawling under floors, climbing stairs to
the ceiling, all to provide the customer
CIS capability.
IIM is an efficient team, qualified in CIS
service provision. It is tested with the
implementation or decommissioning and
removal of cabling, wiring, equipment,
hardware and appropriate software,
following plans and instructions and in
accordance with agreed standards.
In other words IIM technicians are the
telecom specialists; who are working
on the level of the subscriber. They
install and document the results in their
database, contribute to the investigation
of problems and faults concerning the
installation of hardware and/or software
and confirm the correct working of
installations. So customers of JFC HQ
Brunssum, this is a short explanation of
how your telephone and workstation
If you have any problems please call
the Helpdesk on ext: 3000 and the IIM
technicians will come as soon as
possible to solve them.
IIM stands also for Customer Services,
Quality Services, so in other words: We
are friendly and helpful to our users
NATO Communications and Information Agency