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2004

The following videos can be viewed on-line and/or ordered from NATO's Media Library. Videos can be ordered by recognised members of the press and media and educational institutions. All other requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Arrival of the new Secretary General
The new Secretary General of NATO, Mr. Jaap de Hoop Scheffer of the Netherlands, took up his duties on 5 January 2004, beginning an initial four-year term in office. This video shows his arrival at NATO Headquarters and his first press conference followed by a brief Q&A session.
On-line only - January 2004. (.WMV/6079Kb)
First North Atlantic Council meeting

On 7 January 2004, the new Secretary General of NATO, Mr. Jaap de Hoop Scheffer held his first meeting as President of the North Atlantic Council at the level of Permanent Representatives.

On-line only - January 2004. (.WMV/1762Kb)
Video briefing: NATO this month - January 2004

Briefing on current issues by the NATO Spokesman

NATO this month:
Arrival of the new Secretary General
Visit to Bosnia (SFOR)
Visit to Kosovo (KFOR)
Afghanistan
The month ahead
On-line only - January 2004 English
The future of the NATO Response Force

On 22 January on the eve of the Allied Reach 04 study seminar devoted to the future of the NATO Response Force, a video teleconference was held linking NATO HQ in Brussels, Pentagon Press Corps in Washington and the Joint Training Analysis and Simulation Center (JTASC) in Suffolk, Va., USA.

On-line only - January 2004. English
Interallied Confederation of Reserve Officers (CIOR)
On-line only - January 2004.  
The NATO Response Force: Concept to Reality

A NATO milestone towards capabilities based transformation

Introduction video to the NATO Response Force (NRF) produced by the SHAPE Public Information Office (Duration 4min 30 sec)

On-line only - February 2004. (.WMV/2632Kb)
Visit of H.R.H. Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark to NATO HQ

His Royal Highness, Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark, visited NATO Headquarters on Wednesday, 11 February 2004.

  • Arrival at NATO HQ (.WMV/841Kb)
  • Welcoming remarks by NATO Secretary General, Mr. Jaap de Hoop Scheffer (.WMV/1721Kb)
  • Speech by the Crown Prince at the meeting of the North Atlantic Council (.WMV/3467Kb)
On-line only - February 2004.  
Video briefing: NATO this month - February 2004

Briefing on current issues by the NATO Spokesman

NATO this month:
"NATO is back"
Afghanistan
Bosnia and NATO-EU Relations
Iraq
The Greater Middle East
Crisis Management Exercise CMX 2004
Enlargement
On-line only - February 2004 English
Inauguration of New Building at NATO Headquarters

The Secretary General of NATO, Mr. Jaap de Hoop Scheffer, inaugurated the new NG building at NATO Headquarters where the seven new members of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization will have their offices.

On-line only - March 2004. (.WMV/2991Kb)
Visit to NATO by the Prime Minister of Serbia, Mr. Kostunica

The Prime Minister of Serbia, Mr. Vojislav Kostunica, visited the NATO Headquarters on Tuesday, 23 March to meet with the Secretary General Mr. Jaap de Hoop Scheffer.

On-line only - March 2004. (.WMV/3985Kb)
Video briefing: NATO this month - March 2004

Briefing on current issues by the NATO Spokesman

NATO this month:
Violence in Kosovo
Afghanistan
NATO Enlargement
   
On-line only - March 2004 English
Accession to NATO Ceremony - Washington DC - 29 March 2004

On 29 March, Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia formally became members of NATO by depositing their instruments of accession with the United States Government.

On-line only - March 2004.  
Interview with Catherine Vendat

In this video interview, Ms. Vendat, the Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Human and Financial Resources, talks about how NATO is improving the working conditions for its staff, what qualities are needed to be a member of NATO staff, loyalty to the Organization and ones nation, and how managers' approach to human resource is changing at NATO.

On-line only - April 2004. English
SHAPE Flag raising ceremony

The Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe held a formal ceremony on 15 April 2004, to welcome its seven newest members. Gen. James L. Jones, the Supreme Commander Allied Powers Europe, presided over the ceremony in which the flags of Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia were proudly raised into the NATO family of nations.

On-line only - April 2004. (.WMV/9318Kb)
Interview with Hikmet etin

Minister Cetin, NATO's Senior Civilian Representative in Afghanistan, explains his role and responsibilities, talks about the challenges NATO faces in Afghanistan and his priorities for the months ahead. He describes the support and assistance NATO is providing to the Afghan Transitional Authority, the state of play of the expansion of the mission and the Alliance's role in the preparation of the upcoming elections.

On-line only - April 2004. English
Video briefing: NATO this month - April 2004

Briefing on current issues by the NATO Spokesman

NATO this month:
About Room 1
Visits to Russia and Ukraine, reaffirming partnership
Violence in Kosovo, discussions on handover in Bosnia
Supporting Afghanistan, gearing up for Istanbul Summit
On-line only - April 2004 English
Interview with Christian Lambert

Curious to know how much NATO costs? In this interview, Mr. Lambert, NATO's Financial Controller, talks about how much NATO costs, how it is financed and what expenses make up NATO's total budget. He explains how the recent enlargement will affect the Alliance's budget and cost shares paid by each member, and how NATO finances crisis management operations when they happen.

On-line only - April 2004. English
Français
Interview with Marshall Billingslea

Marshall Billingslea, NATO's Assistant Secretary General for Defence Investment, talks about the role of his Division in NATO's fight against terrorism. He specifically describes a recently-launched packet of projects and programmes aimed at developing cutting-edge capabilities for combating terrorism.

On-line only - May 2004. English
Video briefing: NATO this month - May 2004

Briefing on current issues by the NATO Spokesman

In this video briefing, NATO Spokesman James Appathurai, explains the issues on the agenda of the Summit of NATO Heads of State and Goverment, to be held in Istanbul on 28 and 29 June.
On-line only - May 2004 English
"Protecting NATO" - Interview with Wayne Rychak

Wayne Rychak, the Director of NATO's Office of Security, explains what the office does, how it deals with the threat of terrorism, our sense of security today, as well as the kind of security scenarios that keep a Director of Security awake at night.

On-line only - June 2004. English
The Istanbul Agenda

NATO Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer talks about the decisions that can be expected from the Istanbul Summit of NATO Heads of State and Government, 28 and 29 June. He describes the importance of the meeting, the first Summit after NATO's enlargement to 26 members, NATO meeting its commitments in Afghanistan and what Heads of State and Government are likely to decide about Iraq.

On-line only - June 2004. English
Public diplomacy for Istanbul Summit

Stefanie Babst talks about some of the public events that are being organised on the margins of the Summit meeting of NATO Heads of State and Government in Istanbul on 28 and 29 June. This will include a number of exhibitions, a visit by NATO's naval forces, high-level conferences, and a parallel Youth Summit.

On-line only - June 2004. English
Press Conference by NATO Secretary General

At the eve of the Summit Meetings of Heads of State and Government in Istanbul, Turkey (28-29 June 2004), NATO Secretary General, Jaap de Hoop Scheffer, gave a press conference at NATO HQ.

The video file of his opening statement of the press conference is available..

On-line only - June 2004. .WMV/9434Kb
Exercise "Kaliningrad 2004"

Exercise Kaliningrad 2004 took place between 22 - 25 June 2004 in Kaliningrad Oblast of the Russian Federation. It was a field and strategic-level Tabletop Exercise/Seminar. Its main objective was to examine existing national, regional and multi-national arrangements and interrelationships for consequence management and response to a mass casualty and environmental disaster situation caused by a terrorist attack.

On-line only - June 2004. .WMV/6420Kb

Video clips recorded the Summit Meetings of NATO Heads of State and Government in Istanbul, Turkey (28-29 June 2004) are available separately


Video briefing: NATO this month - July 2004

Briefing on current issues by the NATO Spokesman

NATO Spokesman James Appathurai talks about the achievements of the Summit and outlines the decisions made by NATO Presidents and Prime Ministers in Istanbul on 28 and 29 June.
On-line only - July 2004 English
La Bibliothque de l'OTAN

Jean-Arthur Creff, le bibliothécaire de l'OTAN, présente la bibliothèque, son fonctionnement, son mode d'accès, ses collections ainsi que les coopérations futures et en cours.

On-line only - July 2004. Français
NATO's assistance to the 2004 Olympics

Ms. Despina Afentouli, NATO Public Information Officer for Greece, explains how NATO is assisting Greece in providing security during the Olympic Games, held 13-27 August in Athens. She explains what the security package will consist in, the logistics of this mission and who will cover the costs.

On-line only - August 2004. English
The NATO Archives

Paul Marsden describes the work of the NATO Archives section. He talks about records are kept in the Alliance's archives, which of the information is available to the public, and how researchers and interested persons can access this information.

On-line only - August 2004. English
Celebrating 10 years of Partnership for Peace

Video celebrating 10 years of Partnership for Peace, shown during the Meeting of the Euro-Atlantic Partnership Council at the level of Heads of State and Government during the NATO Summit in Istanbul, Turkey - 29 June 2004

On-line only - September 2004. WMV/2857Kb
Cooperation with the Caucasus and Central Asia

Robert Simmons, NATO's first ever Special Representative for the Caucasus and Central Asia talks about what his tasks and priorities will be, why NATO created the post and how his work will look like in practice. He also describes how the Alliances is working together with partner countries in these two regions.

On-line only - September 2004. English
NATO's expanding role in Afghanistan

Diego Ruiz-Palmer talks about how the Alliance is expanding its presence on the ground in Afghanistan, and the support that NATO will provide for the conduct of the October elections. He also talks about the way ahead for NATO in Afghanistan and the Alliance's posisiton on key issues, such as the drugs trade.

On-line only - September 2004. English
Video briefing: NATO this month - September 2004

Briefing on current issues by the NATO Spokesman

In this month's video briefing James Appathurai, NATO Spokesman, talks about the decision to expand the Alliance's training assistance to Iraq, NATO's support for the upcoming elections in Afghanistan and Kosovo. He also describes the future of NATO's engagement in Bosnia and Herzegovina and key upcoming meeting on NATO's transformation.
On-line only - September 2004 English
NATO-Russia relations
Rolf Welberts, outgoing Director of the NATO Information Office in Moscow talks about the evolution of NATO's image in Russia, the governments attitude toward NATO and the NATO Information Offices relations with the general public. He also talks about his experience as Director of the NATO Information Office.
On-line only - October 2004. English
Eliminating deadly weapons in Georgia

Several hundred old anti-aircraft missiles have now been safely destroyed in Georgia, as part of a NATO-led project to dispose of decommissioned military equipment and unexploded ordnance. This project, part of the NATO's Partnership for Peace Trust Fund initiative and due to be completed in January 2005, will see the disposal of over 300 missiles stored at the Ponichala and Chaladid bases in Georgia.

On-line only - October 2004. WMV/9009Kb
On the way to Moscow

Isabelle Francois, the newly appointed Director of NATO's Information Office in Moscow, talks about her background, and past experience in working on NATO-Russia issues, as well as her expectations and priorities as she prepares to take up her post in Moscow.

On-line only - November 2004. English
Prime Minister of Iraq visits NATO

Opening statement at the North Atlantic Council by Deputy Secretary General of NATO, Minuto Rizzo followed by the opening statment of H.E. Ayad Allawi, Prime Minister of Iraq.

On-line only - November 2004. WMV/3069kb
Video briefing: NATO this month - October - November 2004

Briefing on current issues by the NATO Spokesman

James Appathurai looks back at NATO's support to the historic presidential election in Afghanistan, talks about NATO's expanded assistance to Iraq and cooperation between NATO and the UN. He also previews two key upcoming events, the handover of NATO's Bosnia operation to the EU on 2 December and the upcoming meeting of NATO Foreign Ministers in Brussels.
On-line only - November 2004 English
Operations in Afghanistan and beyond

General Harald Kujat, Chairman of NATO's Military Committee, looks back on NATO's support for the elections in Afghanistan, talks about the Alliance's expanding training assistance to Iraq, as well as the future on NATO's engagements in Bosnia and Kosovo.

On-line only - November 2004. English
Fighting the war against landmines

In this video interview, Ms. Williams talks about what inspired her to get involved in the International Campaign to Ban Landmines and the findings of the 2004 edition of the Landmine Monitor report, which was officially launched at NATO on 17 November.

On-line only - November 2004. English
SFOR Transfer of Authority ceremony

Ceremony at Camp Butmir marking the end of NATO’s SFOR Operation and the establishment of the EU Operation “ALTHEA”

3 December 2004. .wmv/2458kb
NATO in Bosnia and Herzegovina

NATO in Bosnia and Herzegovina
9 years supporting peace

On-line only - December 2004. .wmv/2785kb
Partnership for Peace Trust Fund

TRUST
Together Reducing Unsafe Surplus Tools of War

This four-minute video gives an overall picture of completed and ongoing Trust Fund projects.

On-line only - December 2004. .wmv/2418kb

Video clips recorded at the Foreign Ministers meeting at NATO HQ
(9 December 2004) are available separately

Video briefing: NATO this month - December 2004

Briefing on current issues by the NATO Spokesman

In the last video briefing of 2004, James Appathurai, NATO Spokesman, talks about the decisions made by NATO Foreign Ministers during their meetings in Brussels, on 8 and 9 December. This included the first ever high-level political meeting with countries from NATO's Mediterranean Dialogue, new decisions on NATO's role in Iraq and Afghanistan, and steps forward for cooperation between NATO and Russia.
On-line only - December 2004 English
Georgia working with NATO

The Foreign Minister of Georgia talks about Georgia's cooperation with NATO, the country's Individual Partnership Action Plan, the significance of the appointment of a Special NATO Representative for the South Caucasus and Central Asia, as well as Georgia's contribution to NATO-led operations and partnership activities.

On-line only - December 2004. English
Austrian contribution to the Partnership for Peace Trust Fund

Ambassador Franz Cede talks about how his country is contributing to the destruction of landmines through the Partnership for Peace Trust Fund and why this is a priority for Austria. He also describes a new project, launched jointly with Canada, for the destruction of landmines in Serbia and Montenegro.

On-line only - December 2004. English
End of year message by General Harald Kujat


I want to use this opportunity to send you Season's Greetings and all the best in the coming year 2005.

On-line only - December 2004. .wmv/666kb
End of year message by NATO Secretary General


With the Holiday Season now approaching it's time to look back over the past year.

On-line only - December 2004. .wmv/1246kb
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