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Basic texts

A selection of the most important official texts organized by type.


NATO at a glance

A quick overview of NATO, its role, activities and members in various languages in PDF.


NATO Terminology (NATOTerm-TermOTAN)

NATOTerm contains all NATO Agreed terminology, as well as all formally ‘Cancelled’ terminology. In addition, NATOTerm is being populated with the legacy terminology from specialist NATO glossaries. This process is expected to be completed by early 2019.

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Standardization Agreements (STANAGs)

A STANAG is a normative document that records an agreement among several or all NATO member states – ratified at the authorized national level – to implement a standard, in whole or in part, with or without reservation.

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NATO Archives

The NATO Archives offers selected declassified and publicly disclosed information on the NATO website.

Newsroom archive

Newsroom archive (pre 2008)

For web content prior to January 2008, when NATO launched its new website.


NATO Library

NATO Library is a specialised research library that serves NATO Staff, delegations, missions and external researchers. The mission of the library is to support NATO’s goals and objectives by making credible and timely public information resources and services available to NATO Headquarters.


NATO Research Guides

NATO Research guides provide helpful, relevant and curated information on a variety of topics related to NATO's mission including cyber, hybrid warfare, artificial intelligence, climate change, energy security and many more. Research Guides contain publicly available information, and are a great starting point for your research!

NATO Secretary General Annual Report

Secretary General’s Annual Report

A list of annual reports by the NATO Secretary General.

NATO’s Brand Identity Manual

Brand Identity Manual

A guide to the consistent application of NATO’s visual identity to a broad range of communications tools.