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Ad Hoc Committee on Equipment Interoperability

Documents in the AC/297 chronological series report on Committee's work and its relations with the Council and the five working groups."Documents" (D) are reports (provisional or final) to the Committee from the working groups, or to the Council from the Committee.Notes (N) are organizational in nature. They prepare forthcoming meetings (planning, list of participants, agenda).Records (R) are reports on the regular meetings...

Ad Hoc Committee on Equipment Interoperability

Ad Hoc Working Group on Pipelines

The records in the AC/111 series deal with subjects concerning the review of the organization of the NATO Pipeline System in the Central European area. They also contain, among other things, comments by SHAPE on France's proposals, a plan to divide up the central European area into divisions and information on the structure and functioning of the Central Europe Operating Agency.

Ad Hoc Working Group on Pipelines

Annual Review

The documents produced over the 15 years under consideration constitute a complete documentary history. They contain the material necessary to carry out a comprehensive study of the defence effort by the Alliance nations.The Annual Review series contains questionnaires and replies by member nations, as well as analyses of the nations' replies. Also included are documents by the Committee in charge of reviewing questionnaire replies, ...

Annual Review Committee

Armaments Committee

The AC/74 series comprises chiefly studies, projects, reports, notes and corrigenda issued by Committee members and delegations, and records the outcome of Committee meetings.It deals with upholding the European production potential, industrial mobilization, standardization, armaments equipment, the creation of groups of experts or working groups and their activities.

Armaments Committee

Atlantic Community Committee

AC/10 series documents address the topics discussed by the Committee on the North Atlantic Community, i.e. foreign policy co-ordination and discussions, closer economic, financial and social ties and co-operation on culture and information. The movement of labour is also addressed, a topic discussed during the 1952-57 period by the Working Group on Labour Mobility (AC/36).In addition, the series contains many reports presented by the...

Atlantic Community Committee

Atlantic Policy Advisory Group

The records of this series consist of suggestions for topics and themes to be discussed, draft agendas, contributions and background papers prepared by nations, draft reports prepared by the Chairman and various administrative matters.

Atlantic Policy Advisory Group

Central Europe Pipeline Policy Committee

The records in the AC/120 series deal with issues pertaining to the operation and maintenance of the Central Europe Pipeline System. In it can be found the charter of the Central Europe Pipeline Office (CEPO) and the Central Europe Operating Agency (CEOA), the terms and conditions of employment and the status of personnel in the national pipeline offices and divisions, information on linefills, budgetary issues and transportation cos...

Central Europe Pipeline Policy Committee

Civil Protection Committee

Documents in the AC/23(CD) chronological series report on the work of the CPC and its relations with the CEPC, AC/23 and the sub-committees subordinate to it.From the administrative point of view, the work involved mainly: reports on nations' state of preparedness examination of the questionnaire for the annual review issued by the CEP Coordinating Committee selection of candidates for the bodies subordinate to the CPC and NRA organ...

Civil Protection Committee

Committee of Technical Advisors

The documents in the AC/110 series contain information on the problem of economic development in the underdeveloped countries and data on the various economic and technical aspects of the Pineau plan (e.g.: proposal to set up an agency for world economic development), as well as information on the position taken by each NATO member nation vis-à-vis the Pineau plan.

Committee of Technical Advisors

Committee of Three

The documents of the chronological series with the reference CT deal with the situation of NATO and the Organization's past achievementsin the political, economic and military fields. A questionnaire was circulated among the member nations. Consultations were then heldwith the nations to clarify the written responses. Records of these consultations are available (see CT-R/3 to CT-R/14). At the same timeas the questionnaire, explanato...

Committee of Three

Committee of the Annual Review

The records in the AC/19 chronological series contain information concerning the annual review. This includes information on the defence plans (up to 1970) of member nations as regards their forces and defence budget, as well as assumptions concerning the relationship between economic development and their future defence effort. The AC/19 series documents cover the structure of land, naval and air forces, as well as nuclear forces. T...

Committee of the Annual Review

Committee of the Annual Review - Working Group on the Annual Review Procedure

The records in the AC/39 series deal with issues involved in preparing the annual review questionnaire (questionnaire plan, proposed modifications, instructions on drafting memoranda, etc). They also include documents on the defence expenditure of member nations (summary tables of forces and defence expenditure).

Committee of the Annual Review - Working Group on the Annual Review Procedure

Committee on Africa

The documents in the AC/146 series consist of draft reports by the Committee on Africa. They contain information on events occurring on the African continent, information on the communist penetration of Africa, and data on damaging repercussions for the Alliance countries.

Committee on Africa

Committee on Civil Organization in Time of War

Documents (D) present: National reports on the arrangements already made for the protection of refugees; AC/23 studies on creating a new sub-committee, and their terms of reference; AC/23 sub-committees' activity reports; AC/23 activity reports to the Council.Notices (N) present: The composition of AC/23 and of its sub-committees; The agenda of AC/23 meetings.Meeting records (R) include: The selection process and nomination of exper...

Committee on Civil Organization in Time of War

Committee on Information and Cultural Relations

Records in the AC/52 series include notes from Member country delegations on their exchanges with the satellite countries, intelligence on the fight against Communist propaganda in the Member countries, and information about NATO’s overall information policy and the cultural links between Member countries. The series also includes information about the structure and operation of various countries’ information services and about UNESC...

Committee on Information and Cultural Relations

Committee on Information and Cultural Relations - Ad Hoc Meeting of Senior Officers in NATO Countries concerned with Government-Sponsored Cultural Activities

The AC/52(CE) chronological series contains notes communicated by the member states' delegations, and a draft report containing recommendations on the impetus to be given to the Atlantic Alliance's cultural activities at the level of the nations and NATO. It contains information on the NATO research and study fellowship programme, the NATO youth festival which took place in the summer of 1957, the NATO cultural programme and a propos...

Committee on Information and Cultural Relations - Ad Hoc Meeting of Senior Officers in NATO Countries concerned with Government-Sponsored Cultural Activities

Committee on Information and Cultural Relations - Working Group on the Greek Delegation's proposal

The AC/52(CE) chronological series consists of a draft report and notes from the member country delegations. It also includes a draft questionnaire to all member countries designed to gather information on Soviet propaganda. The records in this series also contain data on problems related to East-West relations, and suggestions for a possible change in direction in the work of experts aimed at countering Soviet propaganda.

Committee on Information and Cultural Relations - Working Group on the Greek Delegation's proposal

Committee on the Challenges of Modern Society (CCMS)

The archives of the AC/274 chronological series report on the work of the CCMS, in particular follow-up of the various programmes supported by the Committee. Various types of administrative documents can be found there. Records (R) are reports on the regular or plenary meetings of the CCMS. They address either general policy matters or the review of the pilot study programme over a given period. They are the committee’s reference doc...

Committee on the Challenges of Modern Society (CCMS)

Committee on the Implementation of the NATO Alert System

The documents of the AC/290 chronological series mainly address the working methods of the Committee on the Implementation of the NATO Alert System. However, the options of the various alert systems and how to optimize their use are also covered extensively, as is emergency planning.

Committee on the Implementation of the NATO Alert System

Committee to Reduce Deficiencies

The AC/20 chronological series includes a Note by the Office of the Secretary General. Included in the series are responses from the delegations of the United States, the United Kingdom, Italy and the Netherlands. The final documents of the AC/20 series are records and summaries of the meetings.

Committee to Reduce Deficiencies

Conference of National Information Officers

The AC/124 chronological series contains the records of the fourth, fifth and sixth conferences plus the records of the conferences that took place after 1968.The documents deal firstly with NATO’s information policy and provide information about the Alliance’s information programme, the growth of the NATO Information Service and the relations with Member countries. Information distribution is also addressed, as are the guidelines on...

Conference of National Information Officers

Defence Financial and Economic Committee

The Defence Financial and Economic Committee series consist of just one record: a verbatim record of the second meeting held in London on 29th March 1950. The verbatim record contains the discussion around the four high priority work projects undertaken by DFEC.

Defence Financial and Economic Committee

Defence Planning - Multilateral Discussions

The documents in the AC/100 series are primarily the records of meetings on topics relating to the military defence of NATO’s territory.Several topics were discussed:A- air defenceB- the organization, dispersal and readiness of air force unitsC- the divisional organization of the land forcesD- the duties and organization of the naval forcesE- new weapons and equipmentF- problems caused by ageing equipment

Defence Planning - Multilateral Discussions

Defence Planning Review Questionnaire

The documents produced over these eight years constitute full documentation which clearly highlights the various difficulties encountered by the nations as they strove to collectively satisfy the requirements expressed by the NATO military authorities in their efforts to meet the problems of shared defence together. As a consequence, the DPQ series represents a primary source for historical research, providing matter for a general st...

Defence Review Committee

Defence Planning Working Group

The records in the DPWG chronological series contain information on defence plans. This includes information on the defence plans (up to 1970) of member nations as regards their forces and defence budget, as well as assumptions concerning the relationship between economic development and their future defence effort. The DPWG series documents cover the structure of land, naval and air forces, as well as nuclear forces. They deal with ...

Defence Planning Working Group

Defence Production Board

DPB series records mainly contain DPB Secretariat Memoranda including documents to be circulated from national delegations, Meeting Summary Minutes and Documents as Reports by Divisions (i.e. Production and Programs Division) and outstanding replies to questionnaires.

Defence Production Board

Defence Review Committee

The documents in this series reflect the participation of the DRC in the various defence planning activities of the Alliance. They include questionnaires on forces, reports on the examination of force proposals and force goals for NATO countries, country chapters, analysis of defence expenditure and resource matters. They should be examined in conjunction with the DPC and DPQ (Defence Planning Questionnaire) series.The DRC was princi...

Defence Review Committee

Economic Committee

The documents in the AC/127 series include reports and studies on economic problems specific to the NATO nations (eg: Greece, Turkey, Iceland), as well as economic studies and critical analyses of the Warsaw Pact nations. They contain information on the oil policy of the USSR, oil and oil product exports by the Soviet Union (1966), the construction of pipelines, the transport of petroleum in the USSR (1974), and data on Soviet energy...

Economic Committee - East West Trade

Economic Committee - Ad Hoc Study Group on Soviet Oil Policy

The AC/127(O) chronological series consists of draft reports to the Economic Committee. They include information on oil exports bythe Sino-Soviet bloc, the impact on world markets of Soviet oil and its consequences for the NATO nations, as well as information on the considerations providing a basis for member nations to frame their policy.

Economic Committee - Ad Hoc Study Group on Soviet Oil Policy

Economic Committee - Working Group on the Ex Post Facto Notification of Officially-backed Export Credits of over Five Years to Communist Countries

The documents in the AC/127(NEC) series consist of ex post facto notifications of credits of more than five years made by the member nations.

Economic Committee - Working Group on the Ex Post Facto Notification of Officially-backed Export Credits of over Five Years to Communist Countries

Executive Board of the Temporary Council Committee

The records in the EB chronological series contain analyses of the responses by the nations to the questionnaire circulated by the Temporary Council Committee. In addition, the series contains draft Council resolutions and analyses of the organization of NATO and the Temporary Committee. The Executive Board deals with the military and economic problems of the member nations and the military and economic conditions necessary to carry ...

Executive Board of the Temporary Council Committee

Executive Working Group on the Study of Alliance Defence Problems for the 1970s

The documents of the AC/281 series are chiefly reports, studies and questionnaires produced, in the course of drafting the AD 70 report,by the Executive Working Group and its subordinate bodies, various committees and working groups, the divisions of the International Staff, the International Military Staff, member nations and commands, as well as programmes of work, discussions and results of meetingsof the Working Group.The documen...

Executive Working Group on the Study of Alliance Defence Problems for the 1970s

Expert Working Group on Manpower

The documents in the AC/36(M) chronological series contain activity reports, annual reviews and reports on the issue of manpower. Various questionnaires were sent to the member countries. The replies to the questionnaire on manpower mobilization in the armed forces and civil defence services (see AC/36-D/32) have been kept. Another questionnaire on the same topic was issued to supplement the first (see AC/36(M)D/5). There are also qu...

Expert Working Group on Manpower

Financial and Economic Board

FEB series mainly contain records from the meetings of the Board; documents and memoranda on national defence burdens, seaborne import requirements, armament production in Europe, aircraft production, raw and scarce materials; and notes on national defence programmes and FEB meetings.

Financial and Economic Board

Infrastructure Committee

The documents in the AC/4 chronological series present all the aspects of NATO infrastructure: • Infrastructure programmes: The NATO infrastructure slices were discussed, at their beginning and throughout their completion, in the Committee. Progress on the projects was analysed, status reports were produced and administrative procedures were followed. The International Staff issued reports on the infrastructure slices under way. New ...

Infrastructure Committee

Infrastructure Committee - Infrastructure Payments and Progress Subcommittee

The records of the AC/4(PP) chronological series supplement the documents of the Infrastructure Committee (AC/4). Although the same topics are addressed, the documents of the Infrastructure Committee’s Infrastructure Payments and Progress Subcommittee focus more on the practical aspects of projects. • Financial aspects: To start with, this includes requests for authorization to commit funds to projects, plus the authorizations themse...

Infrastructure Committee - Infrastructure Payments and Progress Subcommittee

International Staff Documents

The main subject matters of this series concern the work at NATO Headquarters for the MBFR consultations in Vienna and the multilateral preparatory talks in Helsinki on the CSCE. Other topics such as a Swiss proposal on peaceful settlement of disputes, internal development in the Soviet Union, Sino-Soviet relations, Libyan passport policy and successive drafts of the Atlantic Relations Declaration are also included in the series. Thi...

ISD - International Staff

International Staff Team on Additional Aircraft Production

The AC/22 series includes the report on the meeting of the Staff Team, a copy of the statement made by the United States representative in the Council and an information notice for delegates. The series also contains a report on the funding requested by individual nations, as well as the number of aircraft recommended by NATO staff, compared against deficiencies and costing.

International Staff Team on Additional Aircraft Production

Joint Working Group on Production, Finance and Military Requirements Problems

The AC/8 chronological series includes reports on meetings of the Joint Working Group. During these meetings the Joint Working Group discussed the problems surrounding defence production, such as military requirements and defence expenditure.The series also includes reports on the production, finance and military requirements problems, and the terms of reference for the Statistical Coordinating and Screening Committee.

Joint Working Group on Production, Finance and Military Requirements Problems

Legal Working Group on Reciprocal Engagements between members of NATO and members of EDC

The AC/14 chronological series reports on the work of the Legal Working Group and its relations with the Council Deputies. It contains copies of the draft texts produced by the Delegations of the United Kingdom, France and the United States that were discussed by the Council Deputies, who requested a revision. Special attention is paid to Articles 3, 4 and especially 5 and 6 of the North Atlantic Treaty (see D-D(52)35-FINAL and AC/14...

Legal Working Group on Reciprocal Engagements between members of NATO and members of EDC

Long Term Planning for the 1960’s (Ten Years Plans)

TYP series consist of 36 records mainly containing memoranda from the Secretary General and national contributions from Delegations with recommendations and comments on the four main items of the Long-Term Planning Report for the 1960’s: Political Consultation, The Competence and Objectives of NATO in the Economic Field, Psychological Action and Emergency Planning.

Long-Term Planning Report for the 1960’s

MBFR Ad Hoc Group in Vienna

The AGV series consists of reports prepared by the Chairman of the MBFR Ad Hoc Group in Vienna which were then circulatedby the Secretary General to the members of the NATO Council. The reports were issued on a weekly basis and summarized the various discussions taking place in Vienna.

MBFR Ad Hoc Group in Vienna

Memoranda of the Working Group on Trends of Soviet policy

The TSP series documents contain notes communicated by the Member Nation Delegations. They contain information on the process of destalinization in the satellite countries, the evolution of employment in the Soviet Union during the period 1949-1956, the reactions to Khrushchev' speech in Italy, and information on the probable effects of the reduction in the Armed Forces in the Soviet Union and on relationships between Yugoslavia and ...

Working Group on Trends in Soviet Foreign Policy

Military Production and Supply Board

The MPSB series comprises directives, notes, reports by members of the Military Production and Supply Board (Chairman, Secretary, representatives of Treaty signatories), members of the Permanent Working Staff and delegations. They trace the discussions and decisions of Board meetings.They show how the Board was set up and make clear its workings and activities and its links with the military entities and the Financial and Economic Co...

Military Production and Supply Board

Mutual and Balanced Force Reductions Working Group

While the Council, the Senior Political Committee, the Military Committee and other Military Authorities were involved in setting out NATO's position in the negotiations, most of the detailed work on MBFR was carried out by the Working Group and its sub groups. It developed models of reduction and provided technical analysis and evaluation to the North Atlantic Council on matters related to MBFR. It also supervised the work of the va...

Mutual and Balanced Force Reductions Working Group

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