Founding members and enlargement [ edit] NATO was established on 4 April 1949 via the signing of the North Atlantic Treaty (Washington Treaty). The 12 founding members of the Alliance were: Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Iceland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, the United Kingdom and the United States. 
NATO is an Alliance that consists of 30 independent member countries. Country by country, this page offers an overview of the links to national information servers and to the website of national delegations to NATO. Albania.
About member countries and their accession. The founding members. On 4 April 1949, the foreign ministers from 12 countries signed the North Atlantic Treaty (also known as the Washington Treaty) at the Departmental Auditorium in Washington, D.C.: Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Iceland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, the United Kingdom and the United States.
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Each member nation is represented on the North Atlantic Council by an Ambassador or Permanent Representative supported by a national delegation composed of advisers and officials who represent their country on different NATO committees. The Council also meets from time to time at the level of Heads of State and Heads of Government or Ministers of F...
Partner countries are represented by Heads of Diplomatic Missions or Liaison Offices located at the NATO Headquarters. The Head and Staff of the Missions attend NATO committee meetings in cooperation formats and represent their countries at meetings of the Euro-Atlantic Partnership Council (EAPC), or at meetings of the NATO-Russia Council or NATO-U...
The NATO Secretary Generalis the Alliance's top international civil servant. This person is responsible for steering the process of consultation and decision-making in the Alliance and ensuring that decisions are implemented. The Secretary General is also NATO's chief spokesperson and the head of the Organization's International Staff. 1. The curre...The current NATO Secretary General's Special Representative for the Caucasus and Central Asia is Javier Colomina Píriz.The NATO Secretary General's Special Representative for Women, Peace and Security is Irene Fellin.
The members of the Military Committee (Chiefs of Staff) are represented at NATO Headquarters on a permanent basis by senior officers acting as Military Representatives, each supported by a national staff varying in size. The Military Representatives constitute the Military Committee in Permanent Session. 1. NATO Chiefs of Defence 2. NATO Military R...
The NATO Strategic Commands are responsible for the development of defence plans for their respective areas, for the determination of force requirements and for the deployment and exercise of the forces under their command control. 1. The current Supreme Allied Commander, Europe (SACEUR) is General Christopher G. Cavoli 2. The current Deputy Suprem...
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The North Atlantic Treaty Organization ( NATO, / ˈneɪtoʊ /; French: Organisation du traité de l'Atlantique nord, OTAN ), also called the North Atlantic Alliance, is an intergovernmental military alliance between 30 member states – 28 European and two North American. Established in the aftermath of World War II, the organization ...
The abbreviation "NATO" here stands for "North Atlantic Treaty Organization," which translates roughly as an "organization of the North Atlantic Treaty." It was founded in 1949 mainly as an alliance of states for the military defense of its members. NATO Headquarters is based in Brussels (previously London and Paris).
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