NATO - North Atlantic Treaty Organization

20 May. 2012 – 21 May. 2012

Summit meetings of Heads of State and Government

Chicago, USA

All timings are local time (GMT-5)
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Friday 18 May 2012 document audio photo video
Evening NATO Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow - NATO Photo Exhibit at the Pritzker Military Library, Chicago ENG photo
  Arrival of the NATO Secretary General photo  

 

Saturday 19 May 2012 document audio photo video
08:30 NATO Secretary General's address to Young Atlanticist summit ENG MP3
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  •   Q&A session   natochannel.tv
10:00 Children fly NATO kites in Chicago     photo natochannel.tv
12:00 Meeting between the NATO Secretary General and the Editorial Board of the Chicago Tribune     photo  
12:45 Meeting between the NATO Secretary General and the Mayor of Chicago     photo  
20:00 NATO recognized during Chicago Cubs game     photo  

 

Sunday 20 May 2012 document audio photo video
09:50 Doorstep statement by the NATO Secretary General ENG MP3
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  Bilateral meeting with the French President     photo  
  Trilateral meeting with the US Secretary of State and the EU High Representative     photo  
  Bilateral meeting with the US President     photo natochannel.tv
13:30 Official greeting by the NATO Secretary General and the President of the United States of Heads of State and/or Government at McCormick Place. ENG MP3
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14.15 Meeting of the North Atlantic Council ENG MP3
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•   Ceremony honouring NATO military personnel for service in operational theatres of the Alliance natochannel.tv
•   Opening remarks by the Secretary General natochannel.tv
•   Welcome by the President of the United States natochannel.tv
17:25 Press Conference by the NATO Secretary General ENG MP3
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18:00 NATO Secretary General visiting the Missile Defence Exhibition in IMC photo
19:40 Official Portrait of Allies' Heads of State and Government, Soldier Field, Chicago photo
19:15 Working Dinner of the Ministers of Foreign Affairs  
20:00 Working Dinner of Heads of State and Government photo
20:00 Working Dinner of Ministers of Defence  

 

Monday 21 May 2012 document audio photo video
07:30 Arrivals of the Heads of State and Government and leaders participating in the Meeting on Afghanistan  
08:30 Bilateral meeting between the NATO Deputy Secretary General and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan photo
09.00 Meeting on Afghanistan in Heads of State and Government Format photo  
•   Secretary General's Opening Remarks ENG MP3
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•   Welcoming Remarks by the President of the United States ENG natochannel.tv
11:00 Meeting of the NATO Foreign Ministers with Foreign Ministers of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Montenegro and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia¹. photo
•   Opening remarks by the NATO Deputy Secretary General ENG MP3
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11:55 Official photo of participants at the meeting on Afghanistan photo
12:15 Press Conference by the NATO Secretary General ENG MP3
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13:00 Bilateral meeting between the NATO Deputy Secretary General and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Morocco photo
13:20 Meeting with Partners in Heads of State and Government Format photo  
•   Opening remarks by the NATO Secretary General ENG MP3
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14:45 Press Conference by the NATO Secretary General ENG MP3
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15:00 Bilateral meeting between the NATO Deputy Secretary General and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic photo
15:15 Press Conference by the US President MP3
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  Closing Remarks by NATO Deputy Secretary General Ambassador Alexander Vershbow at the Chicago Young Atlanticists' Summit ENG      
1. Turkey recognizes the Republic of Macedonia with its constitutional name.

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NATO Chicago Summit

07 Jun. 2012

Highlights of the NATO Summit held in Chicago on 20 and 21 May 2012.

  • Play audio NATO Chicago Summit

    07 Jun. 2012

    Highlights of the NATO Summit held in Chicago on 20 and 21 May 2012.

  • Play audio Youth Summit mirrors NATO Summit

    22 May. 2012

    Young professionals and students from around the world participate in the Young Atlanticist Summit that takes place in parallel to the NATO Summit in Chicago. It provides the decision-makers of tomorrow the opportunity to engage with the leaders of today.

  • Play audio Veterans honored at Chicago baseball game

    20 May. 2012

    The evening before the start of the two-day NATO Summit in Chicago, the cross-town match between the Chicago Cubs and the White Sox was dedicated to all those who have taken part in NATO operations like the ISAF mission in Afghanistan.

  • Play audio Protests against NATO Summit in Chicago

    19 May. 2012

    As NATO leaders make their way to Chicago for the upcoming NATO Summit, protests have already begun. Activists are gathered in the city centre to rally and raise awareness of their cause.

  • Play audio NATO`s future – Chicago, IL

    19 May. 2012

    In the final episode of our ”Road to Chicago” series, we’ve arrived in Chicago, Illinois, where we meet up with university students for a debate about the Summit and the future of the Alliance.

  • Play audio The Road to Chicago – Talking to Veterans

    18 May. 2012

    On day five of our Road to Chicago series we’re in Cleveland talking to US veterans about serving their nation and why America needs its NATO Allies.

Last updated: 09-Oct-2012 14:21

NATO Review

NATO Chicago Summit special edition 30 May. 2012 This edition represents several firsts. For NATO, it is the first time it has held a Summit in North America this century. For NATO Review, it is the first time we have produced a tablet version of the magazine, available when the Summit begins. And it is also the first time we have the President of the United States writing for us. 
Chicago: right city, right time 15 May. 2012 NATO Secretary General, Anders Fogh Rasmussen, explains why he feels there is no better place than Chicago for celebrating the bond between North America and Europe. 
Message from President Obama 15 May. 2012 US President Barack Obama welcomes NATO to Chicago, his hometown. Here he describes how important the Alliance has been for our common security, our freedom and our prosperity for the past 63 years. 
Making the concept a reality 15 May. 2012 NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander Europe, Admiral James Stavridis, outlines how NATO’s new Strategic Concept’s ideas have been put into action. 
Afghanistan snapshot: how the experts see it 15 May. 2012 Four prominent Afghans give their views on the country’s elections, priorities, women’s rights and fight against corruption. 
Mr TransAtlantic 15 May. 2012 Ivo Daalder, US Ambassador to NATO, has crossed many divides. From being a European to an American, an academic to a diplomat - and more. Here he explains how it’s helped him at NATO. 
Standing in line: what NATO means to me 15 May. 2012 Stanislava Mladenova has spent half her life in Europe, half in the US. Here she describes the role NATO has played in bringing the strands together. 
From Cronkite to Korea: lessons learned 15 May. 2012 Alexander Vershbow, NATO Deputy Secretary General, talks about coming back to NATO again – and what he learnt on his travels. 
The US: at the heart of NATO since day 1 15 May. 2012 NATO was created by a treaty signed in Washington, DC in 1949. As NATO returns to the US 63 years later for its Chicago Summit, NATO Review highlights some of the key moments of the shared history of the Alliance and its biggest member. 
How well do you really know NATO? 15 May. 2012 This 10 question quiz will find out how well you know the Alliance. 
Václav Havel: remembering the big little man 15 May. 2012 Czech Minister of Defence, Alexandr Vondra, remembers one of Europe’s and NATO’s political giants, Václav Havel. 
Mission impossible? 15 May. 2012 US bloggers, journalists and communications experts reveal how they would try to bring NATO closer to the US public. 
Social media and NATO: it's complicated 15 May. 2012 The US is the home of social media. Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and many others were born there. So could social media be the means that brings NATO closer to US people? We asked a number of communications experts what progress they feel has been made - and what more needs to be done. 
NATO Summit 2012: what does it mean to Chicago 15 May. 2012 NATO Review asked the Governor of State of Ilinois, Pat Quinn, about Chicago's preparations for the NATO's 2012 Summit, how the Alliance is perceived in the city and why Chicago represents the best backdrop for NATO's first Summit in North America this century. 
Two decades of NATO operations: Taking stock, looking ahead 15 May. 2012 NATO’s Diego A. Ruiz Palmer analyses the 20 years of NATO operations that started in 1992 – and looks at how the ones over the next 20 years may look. 
Inside out: a different perspective 15 May. 2012 Italian Minister of Defence, Admiral Giampaolo Di Paola, talks about switching from being at the heart of an international alliance to a minister in a national government. 

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