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19 Jan. 2017

The NATO Archives marks the 60th Anniversary of the Report on Non-Military Cooperation

The end of 2016 saw the NATO Archives fully implicated with events commemorating the 60th anniversary of one of the most important texts in the history of the Alliance. Approved by the North Atlantic Council on 13 December 1956, the Report on Non-Military Cooperation in NATO is a landmark document whose principle recommendations laid the foundation for NATO’s evolution toward increased political consultation amongst its Allies.

23 Nov. 2016

The NATO Archives revisits the Hungarian Revolution on its 60th anniversary

At the request of the Hungarian Delegation to NATO, the NATO Archives published a softbound collection of publicly disclosed NATO documents to help support the commemoration ceremony for the Hungarian Revolution of 1956 held today at NATO HQ. The publication, titled “NATO and the Hungarian Revolution and Freedom Fight of 1956”, showcases documents dating from 1956-1959 to present the story of NATO’s reactions and responses to the dramatic events that were unfolding in Hungary.

1 Jun. 2016

The NATO Archives revisits the Alliance’s international arts heritage

As NATO prepares to move to its newest headquarters in Brussels, the NATO Archives took a look back at the Alliance’s international arts heritage with an exhibition featuring the national artworks gifted for the decoration of the first new NATO headquarters built at Porte Dauphine, Paris in 1959.

5 Jan. 2016

The NATO Archives commemorates the 20th anniversary of the Dayton Peace Agreement and the IFOR peacekeeping mission

The Dayton Peace Agreement (formally known as the General Framework Agreement for Peace in Bosnia and Herzegovina) was signed on 14 December 1995 at the Paris Peace Conference to mark the cessation of hostilities that tore that country apart between 1992 and 1995. It helped usher a new era for the Alliance as new partnerships and peacekeeping became central to NATO’s transition into a post-Cold War environment.

9 Dec. 2015

“The Grandmother of Kabul” pays a special visit to the NATO Archives

The 2015 Archives Committee meeting held at NATO HQ in Brussels provided an appropriate setting to welcome an extraordinary guest. International archivist and activist Nancy Hatch Dupree, affectionately known as the “Grandmother of Kabul”, was invited by the NATO Archives for two special speaking engagements to share her experiences about the establishment of the Afghanistan Centre at Kabul University (ACKU). Home to Afghanistan’s most comprehensive collection of historical documents and artefacts, the ACKU represents the culmination of Nancy Dupree’s archival work since she first arrived in the country in 1962.

27 Sep. 2015

The NATO Archives contributes special gifts for the Secretary General’s visit to the National September 11th Memorial Museum

To support Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg’s visit to the National September 11th Memorial Museum in New York on September 27th, 2015, the NATO Archives prepared two special gifts as tokens of appreciation for the donation of a piece of the World Trade Center that will be displayed at the new NATO Headquarters. Both of the gifts were conceived as symbolic reminders of NATO’s ongoing solidarity and commitment to the United States in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks.

25 Jun. 2015

60th Anniversary of the Accession of Germany to NATO

On 3 June 2015, the NATO Archives celebrated the 60th anniversary of Germany’s accession to the North Atlantic Treaty with an exhibition at NATO HQ that showcased a unique collection of archival documents, photos and film footage related to the historic event. All of this material, most of which has never been displayed to the public, was selected and arranged to present a unique visual record of how the Alliance came together in 1955 for a spectacular display of unity to formally welcome their 15th member.

18 Feb. 2015

NATO Archives discloses documents related to the events in Poland 1987-1991

The June 1989 elections held in Poland are an important historical milestone that helped trigger the end of the Cold War. They were the first in a string of momentous events that signaled the beginning of the end of communist rule, first in Poland and then across Eastern Europe as former Soviet bloc countries each took their first steps toward democratic transition.

16 Jan. 2015

New collections available on NATO Archives Online

The NATO Archives is excited to announce a second wave of declassified and publicly disclosed NATO documents for its popular web-based research tool NATO Archives Online ( Over 23000 new documents have been uploaded to NATO Archives Online covering three major areas previously unavailable on the web.

18 Dec. 2014

1990 Summit: a turning point in 'East-West' relations

The fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 led to radical changes to security in Europe. As early as July 1990, NATO leaders discussed the impact of this historic event at the London Summit, outlining proposals for developing cooperation with the countries of Central and Eastern Europe. “(…) The Cold War belongs to history, our Alliance is moving from confrontation to co-operation” stated NATO Secretary General Manfred Wörner in his opening comments.

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