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.
These files highlight NATO’s role and involvement in the drafting, negotiating and eventual signature of the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT). The Treaty was opened for signature on 1 July 1968, and came into force on 5 March 1970. NATO, as an organization, is not a formal party to the Treaty but all its member states are signatories.
NATO also was involved with the NPT to ensure that NATO’s existing nuclear sharing arrangements were f...
Volume 1 of the collection highlights 31 so called “Private Records,” detailing the views of NATO Allies during informal sessions. This volume is key to understanding the high level positions of many nations on the topic of disarmament, as well as bilateral conversations between NATO members and the USSR.Many Private Records include discussion about multiple topics, not all having to do with disarmament or the NPT.
Volume 3 of the collection is a curated collection of documents that were not included in the Political Affairs subject file in Volume 2. They include meeting minutes of the Political committee (AC/119). These documents were publicly disclosed as part of NATO’s yearly systematic declassification and public disclosure programme.