From the event



2 April 2008

NATO multimedia exhibitions open
at Parliament Palace

NATO Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer and Romania’s State Secretary and Chief of Department for Policy of Defence and Planning, Corneliu Dobritoiu, inaugurated the NATO multimedia exhibition entitled “Securing our Future” at the site of NATO’s Bucharest Summit on 2 April 2008.

Created by NATO's Public Diplomacy Division (PDD), the exhibition highlights NATO’s role in responding to existing and emerging security challenges.  Using a mix of interactive video, photographic and print media, it illustrates the Alliance’s current operations, capabilities and partnerships.

“The exhibition demonstrates that securing our future is the collective effort of many, aimed at ensuring the security of many more,” said NATO’s Secretary General.

Responding to security threats

A further display illustrating NATO’s role in defence against terrorism, created jointly with NATO’s Defence Investment Division (DI), was added to the exhibition uniquely for the Summit. The exhibit is supplemented by a new video – “Defence against terrorism: NATO’s role.”

Through interviews with those working in the field or at NATO Headquarters, this video highlights the added value that NATO provides in various aspects of the fight against terrorism.

The film focuses in particular on NATO’s security operation in Afghanistan and its maritime counter-terrorist operation in the Mediterranean, which actively demonstrate NATO's resolve and solidarity in combating terrorism.

“NATO’s role in the fight against terrorism is crucially important and if our Alliance takes its obligation to defend our populations seriously, we must confront this scourge,” said NATO’s Secretary General.

Other topics covered include NATO’s support for intelligence-sharing and civil emergency planning, as well as initiatives in the areas of research and technology development and scientific collaboration aimed at developing practical responses to some of the challenges posed by terrorism.

The NATO multimedia exhibition was open to the public for two weeks in the National History Museum of Romania – with over 5000 visitors of all ages – before being moved to the Summit venue.

The link to the virtual display of the exhibition can be accessed via the following link: