Release of the NATO Secretary General's Annual Report for 2018


  • 14 Mar. 2019 -
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  • Press Release (2019) 027
  • Issued on 04 Mar. 2019
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  • Last updated 18-Mar-2019 13:29

The Secretary General will hold a press conference at NATO Headquarters on Thursday 14 March 2019 at 11:15 to release his Annual Report for 2018.

11:15 Press conference by the NATO Secretary General – Main Press Theatre (NATO HQ)

The press conference will be followed at 12:00 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, and Russian worldwide on satellite and live on Original sound, as well as an English, French, and Russian version will be available on the NATO website after the event.

Professional-quality videos and b-roll will be available for download from

Please register for access. Contact:

Attendance confirmation

This is an event for media representatives. Those media representatives wishing to attend are kindly requested to confirm their presence by email and type SG AR in the subject line of the message.

Deadline: not later than Wednesday 13 March 2019 at 12:00 noon.

Shuttle bus from Schuman area

A shuttle bus will be departing at 10:00 from the corner of rue de la Loi and av. de la Joyeuse Entrée (in front of the entrance to Parc du Cinquentenaire). The shuttle will later return from NATO HQ, departing at 12:45.


Media permanently accredited at NATO

Media representatives in possession of permanent NATO media pass can access to the NATO HQ directly by tapping their badge at the turnstiles (NATO HQ Guard House South - GHS, media entrance, NATO Headquarters, Boulevard Leopold III 1110).

Ad-hoc accreditation (day-pass)

Media representatives not permanently accredited and wishing to attend the event will need to request ad-hoc accreditation directly at the main entrance of NATO HQ on 14 March 2019, starting from 09:00 (Brussels time). They will have to present a proof of ID/passport and a valid press card (provided by a recognised national professional body of a NATO country – i.e. Government, Professional association, Union of journalists).

Media representatives not in possession of a valid press card are invited to send a signed letter from their editor to the NATO Accreditation Office to not later than Wednesday 13 March 2019 at 12:00 noon.

Security Procedures

A security check will take place and all equipment and personal effects carried onto the site will be examined by security personnel. Media representative are therefore encouraged to arrive with sufficient lead time to allow for security proceedings.

Points of contact

General Queries
+32 (0)2 707 50 41

Media Operations
Mr. Jean-Philippe Juneau
+32 (0)2 707 1764

Mr. Angelo Pacifico
+32 (0)2 707 8643

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

Post-event Video distribution
+32 (0)2 707 12 27

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