1. The NATO Parliamentary Assembly concluded its Annual Session hosted by the Danish Folketing in Copenhagen from 6 to 9 October 2023, and gathering over 240 lawmakers from the 31-nation NATO Alliance and 20 partner countries and parliamentary bodies. 
  2. The Session focused on the Assembly’s unwavering support for Ukraine and NATO’s adaptation to the new strategic reality including decisions to strengthen defence and deterrence taken by Alliance leaders at their summit July 11-12 in Vilnius
  3. Members condemned unequivocally the Hamas-led terrorist attack on Israel and expressed their full solidarity with Israel. 
  4. The Plenary Sitting adopted six Resolutions with policy recommendations for Allied governments on Protecting Critical Maritime Infrastructure; Protecting Allied Democracies and Partners from Disinformation; Implementing NATO’s New Deterrence and Defence Baseline; Strengthening Stability and Security in the Black Sea Region; Reconstruction of Ukraine; and delivering on the Vilnius Summit Decisions. 
  5. The meeting underscored the NATO PA’s complete rejection of Russia’s unprovoked, unjustified, brutal and illegal war and its strong resolve to step up support for Ukraine’s democracy, independence, sovereignty, territorial integrity and Euro-Atlantic integration. 
  6. Faced with authoritarian powers seeking to undermine democracies, the NATO PA reiterated its call for the establishment of a Democratic Resilience Center at NATO Headquarters to operationalise the renewed commitment to shared democratic values. 
  7. The gathering also underlined the Assembly’s determination to further strengthen deterrence and defence and countering other threats and challenges with its 360-degree approach. 
  8. The Assembly elected Michal Szczerba of Poland as President of the NATO PA and elected or re-elected other members of its Bureau (its 5 Vice-Presidents and the Treasurer). 
  9. The Assembly awarded the 2023 Women for Peace and Security Prize to Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, National Leader of Belarus and Head of the United Transition Cabinet. 
  10. Other speakers at the final plenary sitting included Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada Ruslan Stefanchuk - who both addressed the Assembly by video-link from Kyiv, Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederikssen, Deputy Secretary of NATO Mircea Geoana, Supreme Allied Commander Transformation General Philippe Lavigne and  Speaker of the Folketing Soren Gade.
  11. Committee debates covered topics ranging from the security implications of climate change to the situation in the Western Balkans and the future of NATO’s Open-Door policy.

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NATO PA POLICY RECOMMENDATIONS IN 2023
RESOLUTION 483 - PROTECTING ALLIED DEMOCRACIES AND PARTNERS FROM DISINFORMATION
RESOLUTION 484 - IMPLEMENTING NATO’S NEW DETERRENCE AND DEFENCE BASELINE
RESOLUTION 485 - STRENGTHENING STABILITY AND SECURITY IN THE BLACK SEA REGION
RESOLUTION 486 - TOWARDS THE RECONSTRUCTION OF UKRAINE
RESOLUTION 487 - DELIVERING ON THE VILNIUS SUMMIT DECISION
RESOLUTION 488 - ENHANCING THE PROTECTION OF ALLIED CRITICAL MARITIME INFRASTRUCTURE

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