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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.

NATO pays homage to disaster victims in Asia
At its first meeting of 2005, the North Atlantic Council - NATO's top political decision-making body - started with one-minute's silence in honour of the victims of the recent tsunami that hit Asia.
On-line only - January 2005 (wmv/1279kb)
About the NATO Parliamentary Assembly
The Secretary General of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly talks about the role of the Assembly, the relationship between the Assembly and NATO, and the Assembly's priorities and projects for 2005.
On-line only - January 2005 English
Fighting drugs in Afghanistan
Dr. Qaderi, Afghanistan's first-ever Anti-Narcotics Minister, talks about the fight against poppy cultivation and the drug trade in Afghanistan. He talks about the threat posed by drugs and assesses the counter-narcotics measures taken so far. He also talks about the next steps planned by the government and the long-term factors that will impact the struggle against the illicit industry.
On-line only - January 2005 English
Video briefing: NATO this month - January 2005
James Appathurai previews the high-level transatlantic consultations that will be taking place at NATO in February. First Ministers of Defence, and then NATO Heads of State and Government will meet to discuss the way ahead for the Alliance's missions and operations in Afghanistan, the Balkans and Iraq.
On-line only - January 2005 English
Enhancing the Mediterranean Dialogue
Nicola de Santis talks about how NATO is forging cooperative relations with the Mediterranean and broader Middle East, and how the Mediterranean Dialogue will be enhanced in the months to come.

 

On-line only - February 2005. English
Countering terrorists with technology
Admiral Bartoli talks about the cutting-edge technologies that NATO is developing to defend against terrorist attacks. The Programme consists of nine priority armaments projects that, once implemented, will give the Alliance the capabilities to counter very real, and very specific threats.
On-line only - February 2005 English
STOPWATCH 1: NATO in Afghanistan
The first forum debated the way ahead for NATO in Afghanistan and the challenges the international community faces: drug trafficking, providing security for the upcoming parliamentary elections and stabilisation.
On-line only - February 2005 English
Video briefing: NATO this month - February 2005
James Appathurai looks back at a month of intense and high-level diplomatic action at NATO. He describes important decisions that Foreign Ministers, Defence Ministers and Heads of State and Government made, enhancing NATO's engagement in Afghanistan, Iraq and the Middle East. He also talks about recent proposals to give the Alliance a greater political role.
On-line only - February 2005 English
Why a NATO Science programme?
UK representative on the Science Committee, Professor Sir Brain Heap talks about why NATO sponsors scientific cooperation between NATO and partner countries and how the programme is being refocused to tackle today's security threats. He describes some of the specific benefits the programme offers to NATO and partner countries.
On-line only - March 2005 English
Science in the struggle against terrorism
Italian representative on the Science Committee, Professor Antonino Zichichi, talks about how NATO is promoting scientific collaboration between NATO and partner countries, the benefits this cooperation brings, and how the programme can help contribute to the fight against terrorism.
On-line only - March 2005 English
STOPWATCH 2: Bridging the Mediterranean
The second STOPWATCH forum took a hard look at NATO's efforts to enhance political and practical cooperation with the countries of the Mediterranean and Middle East.
On-line only - March 2005 English
Video briefing: NATO this month - March 2005
James Appathurai talks about the Secretary General's landmark visit to New Zealand, Australia and Japan, and the new security relationships that are being established with these countries. He also previews key upcoming events, including a high-level conference on NATO's transformation and the Vilnius meeting of NATO Foreign Ministers.
On-line only - Arpil 2005 English
Doing an internship at NATO

Interested in doing an internship at NATO? These video interviews present NATO's Internship programme and give you a chance to hear from some of the interns working at NATO.

On-line only - April 2005 English
NATO's transformation in focus

Jean Fournet, Head of NATO's Public Diplomacy Division, previews the upcoming conference on NATO's transformation. He talks about why the Secretary General organizes an annual conference, the theme of this year's conference, the results expected from the conference and how visitors to the NATO Web site will be able to follow it online.

On-line only - April 2005 English
Reflecting on Brosio

Ambassador Moreno talks about the legacy of NATO's former Secretary General Manlio Brosio. He describes the challenges Brosio faced in his term as Secretary General and talks about how lessons from Brosio's time apply to NATO today.

On-line only - April 2005 English
Keeping NATO connected

Dag Wilhelmsen talks about the mission of the NATO C3 Agency, the services it provides to NATO, and why this work cannot be done by national industries. He also shares his thought on the Agency's future..

On-line only - April 2005 English
Ukraine in the spotlight

Michel Duray talks about the work of the NATO Information and Documentation Centre in Kyiv at a time when a lot of attention is focused on Ukraine, and NATO-Ukraine is picking up pace.

On-line only - April 2005

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Video briefing: NATO this month - April 2005
NATO Spokesman James Appathurai looks back on the key events of April. He talks about the outcome of the meeting of NATO Foreign Ministers in Vilnius, Lithuania, which saw a broadening of the political dialogue in the Alliance. He also talks about a request by the African Union for logistic support from NATO for the Union's peacekeeping operation in the Darfur region of Sudan. He then goes to preview an important Euro-Atlantic Partnership Council security forum, due to be held in May in Sweden.
On-line only - April 2005 English
STOPWATCH 3: Tackling terrorism
In this third Stopwatch video forum a panel of experts talks about what NATO is doing and debates whether the Alliance is in fact making an effective contribution to the overall international effort.
On-line only - May 2005 English
Commemorating 50 years of Germany in NATO
On 6 May 1955, the Federal Republic of Germany joined the Alliance. On the occasion of the 50 th anniversary of its membership, the German Ambassador to NATO, Dr. Ruediger Reyels, explains the historical significance of Germany joining the Alliance and how NATO provides a framework for German foreign and security policy.
On-line only - May 2005 English
Visit to NATO HQ by President Karzai
President Karzai and the NATO Secretary General address the North Atlantic Council with non-NATO ISAF troop contributors
Opening statement by NATO Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer .wmv/1889kb
Opening statement by President Karzai .wmv/3961kb
On-line only - May 2005  
“Encouraging signs” in Kosovo
NATO Secretary General, Jaap de Hoop Scheffer at a press conference in Pristina - 13 May 2005
On-line only - May 2005 .wmv/2869kb
STOPWATCH 4: The Transatlantic Link
Today’s security challenges make it seem even more necessary that NATO Allies and partner countries work closely together. However, it will be discussed whether NATO is still important to the United States and to the European Union.
On-line only - May 2005 English
Video briefing: NATO this month - May 2005
NATO Spokesman James Appathurai talks about the North Atlantic Council's visit to Kosovo, and NATO's continuing commitment to peace in the area. He also previews an upcoming high-level security forum in Are, Sweden, and talks about the Alliance's possible support to the African Union in Darfur. In closing, he describes some of the issues that NATO Defence Ministers will discuss in Brussels in June.
On-line only - May 2005 English
NATO joins Horse Parade
Its name is Alliantis and it is unlikely to win the Kentucky Derby. But this is NATO’s horse joining some 200 other decorated horse figures for the Belgian “Horse Parade 2005”.
Introduction by Jean Fournet, Assistant Secretary General for Public Diplomacy .wmv/865kb
Speeches by Mr. and Mrs. de Hoop Scheffer .wmv/3263kb
On-line only - June 2005  
Looking back on three years of military transformation
Farewell video interview with General Harald Kujat, the outgoing Chairman of the NATO Military Committee
On-line only - June 2005 English
Video interview with General Ray Henault, the new Chairman of the NATO Military Committee
On his first day as the new Chairman of the NATO Military Committee, General Ray Henault of Canada takes a moment to give a brief video interview on his priorities and how he sees the challenge of forging consensus among 26 NATO member countries.
On-line only - June 2005 English
Video briefing: NATO this month - June 2005
NATO Spokesman James Appathurai talks about the outcome of the June meeting of Defence Ministers in Brussels, NATO's assistance to Iraq, the expansion of the Alliance's operation in Afghanistan and the support it is providing the African Union for Darfur.
On-line only - June 2005 English
NATO: New Tasks and Responsibilities
Dr Jamie Shea talks about the upcoming conference on "NATO: New Tasks and Responsibilities," organized by the NATO Public Diplomacy Division and the organisation Women in International Security (WIIS). He discusses the topics covered by the conference as well as how the idea of sponsoring a conference with WIIS evolved.
On-line only - July 2005 English
Video briefing: NATO this month - July 2005
Following the tragic terrorist attacks in London, Egypt, Iraq and Turkey, James Appathurai talks about what NATO is doing to fight terrorism. He also describes the importance of the ongoing review of Kosovo's compliance with key international standards, as well as NATO's assistance to the African Union for Darfur.
On-line only - July 2005 English
Helping Serbia and Montenegro safely destroy landmine stocks
A special facility where 1.3 million landmines will be destroyed under a NATO Trust Fund project was opened on 17 August in Kragujevac, Serbia and Montenegro.

This the second NATO Trust Fund project to be carried out in Serbia and Montenegro and will help the country to meet its obligations under the international Mine Ban Treaty.

On-line only - August 2005 .wmv/11080kb
Video briefing: NATO this month - September 2005
In this month's video briefing NATO Spokesman James Appathurai talks about the outcome of the informal meeting of NATO Defence Ministers in Berlin, 13-14 September. He also explains how the coming months will be of particular importance for NATO's missions in Afghanistan, Iraq and Kosovo.
On-line only - September 2005 English
Protecting nuclear weapon convoys
Watch our new videoconference on "Senator 2005" an exercise on protecting nuclear convoys held in the UK, in which Russian observers paticipated.  Mr. Guy Roberts of NATO's Weapons of Mass Destruction Centre explains to Russian journalists the aim and results of the exercise, 19 September.
On-line only - September 2005 (wmv/8883kb)
Russia's contribution to NATO's Katrina operation -
September 2005
Videoconference between Mr. Adam Kobieracki, NATO Assistant Secretary General for Operation, and Russian journalists on Russia's contribution to NATO's support to the US in response to hurricane Katrina, 20 September.
On-line only - September 2005 (wmv/7383kb)
25 years of Solidarność - September 2005
On the occasion of a special exhibition at NATO celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Solidarność movement in Poland, Polish Ambassador to NATO Jerzy Nowak talks about the exhibition and how Solidarność helped to change the course of Polish and European history.
On-line only - September 2005 English
Katrina relief - September 2005
NATO's Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Operations, Maurits Jochems, talks about the support NATO is providing to the United States in dealing with the aftermath of Hurrican Katrnia. He describes how the operation has evolved and what specific assistance is being delivered to the United States.
On-line only - September 2005 English
25 years of Solidarność - September 2005
On 23rd September, a special exhibition at NATO was opened by the NATO Secretary General, Jaap de Hoop Scheffer, and the Ambassador of Poland to NATO, Jerzy Nowak, to mark the 25th anniversary of the historic Polish labour movement, Solidarnosc. Speeches from the opening of the exhibition are available in video and audio, as well as photos of the opening and the exhibition.
On-line only - September 2005 English
Exercise Senator: Protecting nuclear weapon convoys
Mr. Guy Roberts, NATO's Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Weapons of Mass Destruction policy, talks about Exercise Senator 2005, a recent exercise on protecting nuclear convoys, and about NATO's policy on countering the threat of weapons of mass destruction.
On-line only - September 2005 English
Exercise Senator 05
Exercise Senator 2005, a recent exercise on protecting nuclear convoys, and about NATO's policy on countering the threat of weapons of mass destruction.
On-line only - September 2005 (wmv/1225kb)
STOPWATCH 2, Debate 1: NATO, the African Union, the United Nations and Darfur
Following a request by the African Union, NATO has agreed to help the AU expand its peacekeeping mission in Darfur by airlifting additional African Union peacekeepers into the region and assisting with training.
On-line only - September 2005 English
North Atlantic Council visit to Afghanistan
The North Atlantic Council led by NATO Secretary General, Jaap de Hoop Scheffer, and accompanied by the Supreme Allied Commander Europe, General James Jones and the Chairman of the Military Committee, General Ray Henault, visit Afghanistan between 4 and 6 October 2005
On-line only - October 2005 (wmv/1908kb)
Ukrainian Prime Minister visited NATO HQ
H.E. Mr. Yuriy Yekhanurov, Prime Minister of Ukraine visited NATO Headquarters on Friday, 7 October 2005. He met with the Secretary General, Mr. Jaap de Hoop Scheffer and they had an exchange of views with members of the North Atlantic Council during the NATO-Ukraine Commission session.
On-line only - October 2005 English
Secretary General on enhanced NATO assistance for Pakistan
Today, the Alliance has decided to enhance its assistance to Pakistan , in the wake of the devastating earthquake.
On-line only - October 2005 (wmv/349kb)
STOPWATCH 2, Debate 2: The future of the Balkans and the Alliance's engagement in the region
At an important time for the Balkans, and as talks on Kosovo’s future are set to begin, Jamie Shea hosts a panel of experts to discuss the future of the Alliance’s engagement in the region.
On-line only - October 2005 English
Video briefing: NATO this month - October 2005
NATO Spokesman James Appathurai explains how NATO is assisting the relief operations in earthquake-stricken Pakistan, and talks about key developments in NATO-Ukraine relations. He also provides updates on NATO's missions in Iraq and Afghanistan.
On-line only - October 2005 English
General Ray Henault Chairman of the NATO Military Committee
NATO's top military official, General Ray Henault of Canda, talks about the outcome of important meetings of the NATO Military Committee held at the level of Chiefs of Defence at NATO HQ on 15 and 16 November 2005. He also talks about the future of NATO's military engagement in Afghanistan, and the challenges that lie ahead for the Alliance in 2006.
On-line only - November 2005 French
English
STOPWATCH 2, Debate 3: NATO and Ukraine after the Orange Revolution
After the Orange Revolution, NATO’s relations with Ukraine have seen a number of important developments, including the launch in 2005 of an Intensified Dialogue on Ukraine’s membership aspirations and related reforms.
On-line only - November 2005 English
Video briefing: NATO this month - November 2005
NATO Spokesman James Appathurai talks about plans for expanding the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) to the South of Afghanistan, and the impact this would have on NATO's priority mission. He also gives talks about a visit by Martti Ahtisaari, UN Representative for Kosovo Status talks to NATO HQ, and previews an upcoming meeting of NATO ministers.
On-line only - November 2005 English
Video interview with Zurab Noghaideli, Prime Minister of Georgia

The Prime Minister of Georgia talks about his country's ambitious goal of NATO membership, the main successes of the NATO-Georgia partnership to date, and the areas that need further improving. He also describes Georgia's peace proposals for South Ossetia, and talks about his country's relations with Russia.

On-line only - November 2005 English
Visit of the Georgian Prime Minister, Zurab Noghaideli, to NATO
Opening statements by the NATO Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer and Prime Minister Noghaideli at the meeting of the North Atlantic Council, 28 November 2005.
On-line only - October 2005 (wmv/1996kb)
Video briefing: NATO this month - December 2005
NATO Spokesman James Appathurai talks about the results of December meetings of NATO Foreign Ministers, and explains some of the key decisions, including the approval of a plan to expand NATO's presence and role in Afghanistan in 2006, and to hold the next NATO Summit in 2006.
On-line only - December 2005 English
STOPWATCH 2, Debate 4: Transforming NATO
The Alliance is undergoing a major transformation aimed at adapting its capabilities and structures to 21 st century security threats. This includes a new military command structure, the development of the expeditionary NATO Response Force, as well as capabilities to counter terrorist attacks with weapons of mass destruction. On the political side, this involves strengthening NATO as a political forum where Europe and North America discuss strategic issues.
On-line only - December 2005 English
Video interview with Kai Eide,
Permanent Representative of Norway to NATO
Ambassador Kai Eide of Norway talks about a new PfP Trust Fund project for which Norway is the lead nation. The aim of the project is to develop alternative livelihoods for downsized personnel of the Serbia and Montenegro Armed Forces.
On-line only - December 2005 English
Doing an internship at NATO
Interested in doing an internship at NATO? The Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Human Resources explains how the programme works, what kind of skills NATO is looking for, how to apply, and what the deadlines are.
On-line only - December 2005 English
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 2005 (wmv/2894kb)
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