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NATO Publications

The PDD Series contains NATO’s official publications from the organisation’s founding until the present.The largest section of the Series includes regularly updated and published Handbooks, which were used to describe the history, goals and functions of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. The Fonds also includes speeches, articles, documents, brochures, pamphlets and informational guides that were collected and published by PDD.

Publications - Public Diplomacy Division (PDD)

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

Study Group on Financial Problems Arising from the Stationing of Forces on the Territory of Other NATO Countries

The Study Group collated relevant background data and set out the possible options whereby other members of the Alliance might relieve the US burden, and more specifically bilateral negotiations between the US and Germany.

Study Group on Financial Problems Arising from the Stationing of Forces on the Territory of Other NATO Countries

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

Study Group on the Alliance and the Problem of Oil Supplies

The AC/288 series comprises principally a questionnaire, reports by the two sub-groups, the draft Study Group interim report, various corrigenda and amendments, and the terms of reference, programme of work, discussions and results of meetings of the Study Group.The documents concern the effects of an interruption or reductions in normal supplies on NATO's overall defence capabilities, the militaryand civil requirements for oil neces...

Study Group on the Alliance and the Problem of Oil Supplies

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

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

Executive Secretariat

This series is comprised of memoranda addressed to Secretaries of Delegation, i.e. Council, and relate to questions examined in Council as well as administrative matters, including appointments of Permanent Representatives and high officials of the Organization, and administrative arrangements for Ministerial Meetings. These memoranda also serve as cover notes for forwarding reports or letters from other political or military bodies ...

Executive Secretariat (1971 - 2003)

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

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

Relocation Group

Documents in the AC/267 series address the measures taken by the Relocation Group regarding the Conversion of Evere into a Permanent Headquarters, based on the instructions of the Council. The series contains: Documents which discuss building requirements (with respect to additional buildings, modifications and supplementary facilities, and embellishments) including visual representation of proposed works, Decision Sheets noting the ...

Relocation Group

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)

International Military Staff Working Memorandum

A draft document was covered by an IMSWM and issued to the MlLREPs by the IMS. The covering memorandum explained the background and specified clearly what action the MlLREPs were asked to take. A target date for replies was quoted and, to give adequate time for consultation with National Authorities, this was not normally less than six weeks from the date on which MlLREPs received the document. If the normal period of six weeks for r...

All IMS Divisions but mostly EXCOCELL

Special Working Group on International Technological Co-operation

Documents in the AC/262 series address the creation and scope of the Special Working Group on International Technological Co-operation. The series contains Notes which outline the first meeting and a list of the possible participants and Working Papers which either served as a basis for discussion on the Terms of Reference agreed upon March 1st, 1967 (C-R(67)10, Item I, paragraph 49) or as Draft reports intended to be presented to th...

Special Working Group on International Technological Co-operation

POLADS

This series includes draft papers for submission to the Political Committee, draft reports of the various expert working groups and more generally preparatory work for the Political Committee as well as contributions by delegations.For the period 1973-1974, the documents include the Mutual and Balanced Force Reductions discussions in Vienna, national contributions on Soviet relations with the West, Sino-Soviet relations, a Swiss prop...

Chairman and the Secretary of the Political Committee

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

International Military Staff Memorandum - Secretariat

This was the normal means of communication between the IMS Secretariat and MODS, MILREPS, Commands, Staffs, Agencies, Offices, Groups, Boards, Committees outside the IMS. They transmitted taskings or information.

Secretariat of the IMS (Currently Executive Coordinator - EXCO)

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

International Military Staff Memorandum

This was the normal means of communication between the IMS and MODS, MILREPS, Commands, Staffs, Agencies, Offices, Groups, Boards, Committees outside the IMS. They transmitted taskings or information.

All IMS Divisions but mostly EXCOCELL

Military Staff Memorandum - Logistics

The normal form of written communication at staff level within the IMS from the Logistics Division to staff members outside the IMS. The views in these documents are those of the originator and do not carry the authority nor reflect the official view of the Director of any IMS division/office. Used to convey summary staff reports of meetings, conferences, working groups, etc., to interested staff agencies.

Logistics Division

Military Committee Working Memorandum

These were temporarily used during 1966-1967. They included topics such as France’s continued participation in NATO, appointment of directors and other general officers, infrastructure reports, military planning factors, various studies, meeting schedules and summaries, and other topics and reports.

All Standing Group Divisions

Senior Communications-Electronics Group

Documents in the AC/260 series address the creation and scope of the Senior Communications-Electronics Group. The series contains Documents, Decision Sheets, Notes, Records and Working Papers detailing the legal, financial and technical aspects of a NATO Satellite Programme.

Senior Communications-Electronics Group

Nuclear Defence Affairs Committee

The NDAC series records contain information about all aspects of nuclear issues that were of concern to NATO. Many of the records comment on or directly reflect the work of the NPG. This includes discussions about issues related to strategic and tactical nuclear forces, anti-ballistic missiles, atomic demolition munitions, the deployment of nuclear weapons and forces in Europe, and arrangements with host countries. The NDAC records a...

Nuclear Defence Affairs Committee

Science Committee Study Group on the Von Karman Institute

Documents in the AC/137(VKI) chronological series address the working method for assessing the Institute and the minutes of the meeting on 5-7 August 1965. At that meeting, the Institute’s services to the NATO community and the direction to give its work were discussed.

Science Committee Study Group on the Von Karman Institute

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

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

Working Group on Economic Counter-Measures

The AC/202 series records contain information on measures involving civil aviation, the total embargo, partial economic counter-measures, assistance and co-operation between member states and the impact of these economic measures on the member states.

Working Group on Economic Counter-Measures

Chairman of the Military Committee (CMC)

Personal business letters from the Chairman of the Military Committee. They included summaries of informal meeting discussions, briefings, letters of congratulations, and other topics.

Chairman of the Military Committee (CMC)

Military Staff Memorandum

The normal form of written communication at staff level within the IMS or from IMS members to staff members outside the IMS. The views in these documents are those of the originator and do not carry the authority nor reflect the official view of the Director of any IMS division/office. Used to convey summary staff reports of meetings, conferences, working groups, etc., to interested staff agencies.

All Standing Group and IMS Divisions

NATO Press Releases

The Series includes a large collection of NATO Press Releases from 1961 to the Present, including official meeting notices, advisories, decisions, speeches, background information, comments, and statements made by press officers, the secretary general and ministers from NATO nations. The series also includes communiqués from the Defence Planning Group, the Eurogroup, NATO Ministerial meetings, the Special Consultative Group, the Nucl...

PR - Public Diplomacy Division (PDD)

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

Science Committee Advisory Group on Space Research

Documents in the AC/137(SR) chronological series contain the list of participants at the group’s first meeting and the minutes of that meeting.Several topics were discussed: the status of national space research activities, ways of intensifying international co-operation on space research, the possibility of co-operative research between Western European countries under the science programme, and the training programme for space scie...

Science Committee Advisory Group on Space Research

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