Meeting of NATO Ministers of Defence

Brussels, 13 and 14 June 2024

  • 13 Jun. 2024 - 14 Jun. 2024
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  • Last updated: 14 May. 2024 16:59

GENERAL

Allied Defence Ministers will meet at NATO Headquarters in Brussels on 13 and 14 June 2024. The meeting will be chaired by the NATO Secretary General, Jens Stoltenberg.

Media representatives without annual accreditation to NATO for 2024 can apply for ad-hoc accreditation to the Ministerial meeting. The deadline for accreditation is Sunday 2 June 2024, at midnight.

The Secretary General will address the media by the end of each day of the Ministerial meeting.

On 13 June, a NATO-Ukraine Council will meet at the level of Defence Ministers.

PROGRAMME

A detailed media programme of the meeting of NATO Defence Ministers will be available on the NATO website closer to the event.

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

MEDIA ACCREDITATION

Media representatives with an annual accreditation to NATO for 2024 do not need to apply for separate accreditation for this event.

All other media representatives wishing to cover the meeting need to apply for accreditation via NATO’s media accreditation platform: https://my.hq.nato.int.

The deadline to register and apply for media accreditation is Sunday 2 June 2024, at midnight (CEST).

Please apply as early as possible to allow for sufficient time for processing accreditation requests.

NATO will confirm accreditation explicitly by email. Please bring a printout of the confirmation email when collecting your badge.

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.

Ad-hoc accreditation badges will be given out to media representatives on a counter specifically designated for the purpose. Collection of annual accreditation is separate and can only be done at the main pass office.

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.

MEDIA ACCESS

Accredited media representatives can work in the press area of NATO Headquarters on both days 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.

POOLS

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.

BROADCAST

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.

MEDIA FACILITIES

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).

PARKING

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

Accreditation
NatoAccreditations@hq.nato.int

TV & Radio arrangements on site and via satellite
broadcastoperations@hq.nato.int

NATO Video on demand
content@natomultimedia.tv