Meeting of NATO Ministers of Defence - UPDATED

Brussels, 15 February 2024

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  • Last updated: 09 Feb. 2024 09:43


Allied Defence Ministers will meet at NATO Headquarters in Brussels on 15 February 2024. The meeting will be chaired by the NATO Secretary General, Jens Stoltenberg.

The Secretary General will preview the Ministerial meeting with a press conference on 14 February at 11h00.

The Secretary General will address the media after the Ministerial meeting.

A separate meeting of the Ukraine Defense Contact Group, hosted by the United States, will take place at NATO HQ on 14 February. Further information about this meeting will be published at a later date here. For questions about this meeting, please contact the U.S. Mission to NATO –

Ministerial accreditation, as well as annual accreditation, will give access to all events on 14-15 February. Accreditations for the meeting of NATO Ministers of Defence will be valid for the Ukraine Defense Contact Group meeting.


View the programme overview with links to media assets and the detailed media programme (pdf) of the meeting of NATO Defence Ministers.

For information about individual Ministers' media programmes, please contact the national delegations. A list of delegation press officers is available from NATO Press & Media (


Media accreditation is now closed. Media accreditation is now closed. Journalists with 2024 annual accreditation do not need separate accreditation for this event.

Media passes must be collected in person upon presentation of the confirmation email, as well as the documents used to apply for accreditation at the Main Entrance, NATO Headquarters, Boulevard Leopold III 1110 Brussels. You must bring the same ID document and the same press card or editor's letter that you used to apply for accreditation online, together with a printout of the confirmation email.

Ministerial badges will be given out to media representatives at a counter specifically designated for the purpose (please use the "Groups entrance"). 

Media representatives with 2024 annual accreditation can access the premises / collect their new annual badge only at the main pass office (please use the "Visitors entrance").

Passes must be visible at all times. Please arrive early to clear security checks. Security personnel will examine and may test equipment and personal effects.


Accredited media representatives can work in the press area of NATO Headquarters on the day of the Ministerial meeting, and access all public areas. The opening hours of the press area will be communicated in the media programme. Accredited journalists can attend Ministers' doorsteps and the press conferences of the NATO Secretary General.

These events will also be streamed live on the NATO website.

National briefings will also take place at NATO Headquarters. Those are by invitation only. Please contact national delegations at NATO for details about their plans.


A few elements of the Meeting of NATO Defence Ministers will be accessible only to a pool of visual journalists. Details on pooled events and distribution of pool cards will be available in the media programme, a few days before the event.

If you accept a NATO pool position, you must share immediately all information and material collected while in the pool with any accredited media that requests it, at no charge and with no restriction on the use of the material for news purposes.

Media organisations that want pooled images should first contact the wire service / photo agency of which they are a client. Media representatives and news organisations must identify that it is pooled material every time it is used. Pooled material can only be used for legitimate news purposes and cannot be sold.


NATO will provide broadcast-quality video in real time on EBU World feed or to EBU News Exchange.

NATO photographers and videographers will provide video clips and photos of all public events during the ministerial meeting. Photos can be downloaded from the NATO website. The video files will be available for free download from the NATO Multimedia Portal.

The Secretary General's press conference and public remarks will be streamed live on the NATO website.


A press working area will be set up on the first floor of the Public Square at NATO HQ. Working spaces cannot be booked in advance and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Television and radio editing spaces will be available upon request by email to the NATO TV & Radio Unit (see contact details below).


Media representatives can park in the Visitors' car park of the NATO HQ. Uplink vans can park in a special section of the car park upon request to the NATO TV & Radio Unit.


For more information:

For general queries Contact the NATO Press Office


TV & Radio arrangements on site and via satellite

NATO Video on demand