|10 Nov. 2023
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg awarded with the Henry A. Kissinger Prize
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg received the prestigious Henry A. Kissinger Prize in a ceremony on Friday evening (10 November 2023) at the American Academy in Berlin for his contributions to transatlantic relations. The President of the Federal Republic of Germany, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, and Speaker Emerita of the United States House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, delivered the laudatory remarks.
|04 Jul. 2023
North Atlantic Council extends mandate of the NATO Secretary General
NATO Allies agreed on Tuesday (4 July 2023) to extend the mandate of Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg by a further year, until 1 October 2024. The decision will be endorsed by NATO Heads of State and Government at the Vilnius Summit.
|24 Mar. 2022
North Atlantic Council extends mandate of the Secretary General
NATO Allies agreed today (24 March 2022) to extend the mandate of Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg by a further year, until 30 September 2023.
|28 Mar. 2019
North Atlantic Council decides to extend the Secretary General's mandate
NATO Allies agreed today (28 March 2019) to extend the mandate of Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg by a further two years, until 30 September 2022.
|12 Dec. 2017
North Atlantic Council statement on the extension of the Secretary General’s mandate
Allies agreed today to extend the mandate of Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg by two years, until 30 September 2020.
|30 Jan. 2015
Secretary General’s Annual Report: Alliance adapts to changed security environment
The year 2014 was a ‘black year’ for European security but NATO has been able to respond to the changing environment, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said during the launch of his Annual Report Friday (30 January, 2015). Mr Stoltenberg said violent extremism close to NATO’s southern borders is fuelling terrorism in Allied countries, and that Russia’s actions have destabilized eastern Ukraine. “This Annual Report demonstrates that we are adapting to deal with these changes, and to keep NATO strong,” said Mr Stoltenberg. He added that the Readiness Action Plan, agreed at the Wales summit, is being turned into reality: “This will be the biggest reinforcement of our collective defence since the end of the Cold War.”
|01 Oct. 2014
Jens Stoltenberg takes up office as NATO Secretary General
Mr. Jens Stoltenberg took up his post as NATO Secretary General on Wednesday (1 October 2014). He will chair his first meeting of the North Atlantic Council (NAC) later today.
|01 Oct. 2014
Jens Stoltenberg chairs first North Atlantic Council
Mr. Jens Stoltenberg chaired his first North Atlantic Council after taking up his post as NATO Secretary General on Wednesday (1 October 2014). “I am really looking forward to start and it’s a great honour to be the Secretary General of NATO,” Mr. Stoltenberg said arriving at NATO headquarters.
|26 Sep. 2014
Anders Fogh Rasmussen says good-bye to North Atlantic Council and NATO staff
NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen, who will officially step down as the Alliance’s 12th Secretary General at the end of this month, said good-bye to the members of the North Atlantic Council and NATO staff on Friday (26 September 2014), together with his wife Anne-Mette and his daughter Christina.
|28 Mar. 2014
Appointment of Secretary General designate
This afternoon, the North Atlantic Council decided to appoint Mr. Jens Stoltenberg as Secretary General of NATO and Chairman of the North Atlantic Council, in succession to Anders Fogh Rasmussen. Mr. Stoltenberg will assume his functions as Secretary General as from 1 October 2014, when Mr. Fogh Rasmussen’s term expires after 5 years and 2 months at the helm of the Alliance.