NATO Committee on the Challenges of Modern Society (CCMS)

OTAN Comité sur les défis de la société moderne
NATO Rat den Umweltausschuss

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1969-11-06 Washington DC USA


6 Nov 1969, Washington DC (USA), following suggestion of President Nixon at 20th Anniversary Meeting of C-XC3005 - NATO, Apr 1969. Continues work commenced by Science Committee created as a result of report of 'Committee of Three', set up 1956. NATO Council agreed, Apr 1990, that CCMS should expand its programme mechanisms beyond pilot studies and fellowships and expand to include Partner countries in C-XC0004 - Euro Atlantic Partnership Council (EAPC). Ceased to exist following merger with the 'Science Committee' to form 'Science for Peace and Security Committee (SPS)'.


Reduce the environmental impact of military activities; conduct regional studies including cross-border activities; prevent conflicts in relation to scarcity of resources; address emerging risks to the environment and society that could cause economic, cultural and political instability; address non-traditional threats to security.


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GOAL 1: No PovertyGOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and CommunitiesGOAL 14: Life Below WaterGOAL 15: Life on LandGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions



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