Updated: 02-Oct-2007 December 2006

Kazakh President discusses regional stability at NATO
Increasing stability in Central Asia was on the agenda during the visit of Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev to NATO Headquarters on 4 December.
NATO-supported destruction of landmines on track in Belarus
A ceremony on 5 December in Borisov marked the destruction of 177,200 anti-personnel landmines as part of NATO's Partnership for Peace Trust Fund project in Belarus.
President of Croatia looks to 2008 during visit to NATO
The President of Croatia, Stjepan Mesic, visited NATO Headquarters on 6 December to discuss with the NATO Secretary General, Jaap de Hoop Scheffer, his country’s progress towards NATO membership.
Armenia signs agreement on emergency transport
Armenian Foreign Minister Vartan Oskanian visited NATO Headquarters on 7 December to sign a Memorandum of Understanding on the Facilitation of Vital Civil Cross Border Transport.
NATO's operations command changes hands
US Army Gen. John Craddock became the 15th Supreme Allied Commander Europe during a ceremony held at the Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) in Casteau, Belgium, December 7, 2006.
NATO-ISAF destroys weapons caches in Afghanistan
A significant number of weapons and ammunition were recently turned in by local Afghans or collected during a series of operations by NATO-led troops in eastern Afghanistan.
50th Anniversary of the Report of the Committee of Three on Non-Military Co-operation in NATO
To mark the 50th anniversary of the adoption by the North Atlantic Council in ministerial session of the Report of the Committee of Three on Non-Military Co-operation in NATO, the NATO Archives is posting online the complete collection of the documents produced by the Committee of Three between June and November 1956.
NATO – Kuwait conference on cooperation with Gulf countries
On 12 December 2006, the NATO Public Diplomacy Division and the Government of Kuwait co-sponsored an International Conference on “NATO and Gulf Countries: Facing Common Challenges Through the Istanbul Cooperation Initiative", which took place in Kuwait City. 
Resettlement Information and Consultation Point for the Ukrainian Navy
With NATO support, a Resettlement Information and Consultation Point was opened at the Ukrainian naval headquarters at Sebastopol, Crimea, on 12 December 2006, to help former navy personnel find jobs in the civilian sector.
Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro and Serbia join NATO Partnership for Peace
NATO gained three new partners on 14 December 2006, with the accession of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro and Serbia to the Alliance’s Partnership for Peace Programme.
Georgia begins Intensified Dialogue with NATO
The first round of consultations between NATO and Georgian officials in the context of Georgia's "Intensified Dialogue" on its membership aspirations and related reforms took place on 14 December.
Visit of Afghan delegation to NATO Headquarters and Joint Force Command Brunssum
From 13 to 15 December 2006, an Afghan delegation visited NATO Headquarters and Joint Force Command Brunssum.
Secretary General discusses Darfur with US envoy
On 15 December, the Secretary General of NATO, Jaap de Hoop Scheffer, met with Ambassador Andrew Natsios, US Special Envoy to Darfur.
Five years of NATO’s Mediterranean counter-terrorist operation
Over the past five years, as part of the counter-terrorist operation Active Endeavour, NATO ships have been patrolling the Mediterranean and have monitored some 83,000 ships.
NATO opens Military Liaison Office in Belgrade
On 18 December NATO Deputy Secretary General, Ambassador Alessandro Minuto-Rizzo opened a military liaison office in Belgrade in the presence of Serbian Defence Minister Zoran Stankovic.
End of year message by NATO Secretary General, Jaap de Hoop Scheffer
As we are approaching the end of this year and are getting ready for Christmas and the New Year, often among our loved ones, I would like to convey to you a few personal thoughts on our NATO family.
Poland joins NATO’s ‘eyes in the sky’
On 29 December 2006, Poland formally joined 15 other NATO countries that contribute to and manage NATO’s fleet of NATO Airborne Early Warning and Control (AEW&C) radar aircraft, also known as AWACS.

  1. Turkey recognises the republic of Macedonia with its constitutional name.