Release of the NATO Secretary General's Annual Report for 2016

  • 13 Mar. 2017 -
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  • Press Release (2017) 038
  • Issued on 01 Mar. 2017
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  • Last updated 14-Mar-2017 10:55

The Secretary General will hold a press conference at NATO Headquarters on Monday 13 March 2017 at 12:30. On this occasion, the Secretary General’s Annual Report for 2016 will be released to the public.

12:30 Press conference by the NATO Secretary General - Salon des Ambassadeurs (NATO HQ)

The press conference will be followed at 13:15 by a reception offered by the Secretary General to all media representatives.

Coverage and distribution

The press conference will be available in original sound, English, French, Russian and Arabic, worldwide on satellite and live on . Original sound, as well as an English, French, Russian and Arabic version will be available on the NATO website after the event.

NATO will offer audio-visual products of the press conference on the NATO website or via the TV/Radio unit (see contact details below).

Follow the event on twitter: #SGReport.

Attendance confirmation

This is an event for Media representatives. Those media representatives wishing to attend are kindly requested to confirm their presence by email at (deadline: Wednesday 08 March at 18:00).


Media representatives in possession of a 2017 NATO media pass will have access as usual.

Media representatives not in possession of a 2017 NATO media pass and wishing to attend the event are invited to request accreditation directly at the main entrance of the NATO Headquarters, on 13 March, as of 10:30.

They will have to present an ID and a valid press card (provided by a recognised national professional body of a NATO country – i.e. Government, Professional association, Union….).

Those media representatives not in possession of a valid press card (as listed previously) are invited to send a signed letter from their editor to NATO Press and Media Service, no later than Monday 07 March – 18:00 (fax +32.2.707.1399; email:

Media are encouraged to arrive at NATO Headquarters well in advance to proceed through security checks.

Points of contact

General Queries
Tel: +32 (0)2 707 50 41

Mr. Damien Arnaud
Head Media operations and Special events
Tel: +32 (0)2 707 50 38

Mr. Thomas Bellanger
Tel: +32 (0)2 707 14 31

TV & Radio arrangements on site and via satellite
Mr Henk Dekens
Telephone: +32 (0)2 707 50 51

NATO Video on demand
Telephone: +32 (0)2 707 12 27