Release of the Secretary General’s Annual Report for 2012

31 January 2013

The Secretary General’s first Monthly Press Conference of 2013 will be held at NATO Headquarters on 31 January 2013 at 11h00. On this occasion, the Secretary General’s Annual Report for 2012 will be released to the public.

11h00 Press conference by the NATO Secretary General
Salon des ambassadeurs (NATO HQ)

The press conference will be followed at 11h45 by the New Year’s reception offered by NATO Secretary General to all media representatives.

Coverage and distribution

The press conference will be available in original sound, free worldwide on satellite and live on NATO’s website. Original sound, as well as an English and French 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 using the following hashtag: #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 30 January at 11h00).


Media representatives holding a permanent 2012 or 2013 NATO media pass will access as usual.

Media representatives not in possession of a 2012 or 2013 NATO media pass and wishing to attend the event are invited to request accreditation directly at the main entrance of the NATO Headquarters, on 31 January, starting from 10h00.

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 having a valid press card (as listed previously) are invited to send a signed letter from their editor to NATO Press and Media Service, not later than Thursday 31 January - 09h00 (fax +32.2707.1399; email: ).

Points of contact

Press arrangements and accreditation

Mr. Damien Arnaud

Tel: +32 (0)2 707 50 38

General Queries

Front Office

Tel: +32 (0)2 707 50 41

TV and radio arrangements

Mrs Zornitza Venkova (for video on demand)

Tel: +32 (0)2 707 91 40

Jean Marc Lorgnier (technical aspects) Tel. +32 (0)2 707 50 06