Welcome to the website
of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation

This website offers immediate access to information on NATO's policies and structures, official documents, press releases, speeches and publications and provides links to other relevant sites.

The homepage looks at key topics on NATO's current agenda and the latest developments relating to them.

In these welcome pages readers will be able to obtain an overview of NATO itself and how it has evolved; its transformation since the end of the Cold War; the broad framework for security for its member and partner countries; its current role in bringing peace to the Balkan region; initiatives taken at NATO's most recent Summit meeting held in Washington in April 1999; and the Alliance's "third dimension" activities in the fields of civil emergency planning and scientific cooperation.

Information correct as of February 2002