- 1954 - 1955 (Creation)
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The AC/87 chronological series contains the records of the NATO Conference on Information Policy. This conference, which was chaired by the Chairman of the Committee on Information and Cultural Relations, was held on 25-28 January 1955 in Paris. Its goal was to take stock of the work being carried out by the member nations in the area of information dissemination. The participants noted the delegates' reports and verbal statements on national information programmes on behalf of NATO for 1954 and the projects for 1955, as well as several proposals for future action. On this occasion, the Committee on Information and Cultural Relations was invited to review the Danish proposal seeking to organize exchanges and study tours under NATO sponsorship for the heads of youth movements, as well as proposals from the Director of Information regarding civil defence and those awards which might be given by NATO. A resolution was adopted at the end of the Conference.
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The records in the AC/87 series deal with the subjects discussed at the Conference. They contain reports from the delegations on information activities on behalf of NATO (journalists' tours; distribution of publications and films on NATO, etc), analyses by the governments of member nations of anti-NATO Communist propaganda; a project to set up a "NATO Award", and another project in the area of civil defence.
Also included in this series is a report from the Director of Information on developments within the NATO Information Service since 1950, as well as information on Eurovision.
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The records in the AC/87 series are assembled by type - Document (D), Record (R), Working Paper (WP) and draft resolution - and then by year and number.
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NATO publicly disclosed information is available for research and education purposes. Any commercial use requires the written permission of NATO. Please credit the NATO Archives should any documents be used for publication. Guidelines for the proper citation of NATO publicly disclosed information can be found on the NATO Archives website (http://www.nato.int/archives).
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The documents of the chronological series were circulated in both NATO official languages (English and French).