Joëlle GARRIAUD-MAYLAM (France)
01 April 2021
For Allied societies, the COVID-19 pandemic has painfully demonstrated the importance of strengthening their preparedness and capacity to respond to crises. Faced with an increasingly complex security environment and the multiplication of military and non-military threats affecting all of our societies, it appears more vital than ever to consolidate our resilience through civil preparedness.
Despite substantial efforts by NATO and Allied countries over the past two decades, vulnerabilities persist in this area. This preliminary draft report therefore calls on the Alliance to develop a whole-of-society approach to resilience, through which all civilian and military actors would function with greater synergy. It notably suggests taking inspiration from the successes of several Member States and partner countries. Finally, it offers recommendations to strengthen the capacities of our societies to counter present and future risk.
The preliminary draft report will be discussed by the Civil Dimension of Security Committee (CDS) at the Spring Session of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly.