NATO Parliamentary Assembly (NATO PA)

Assemblée parlementaire de l'OTAN (AP OTAN)

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Founded 18 July 1955, Paris (France), following first initiatives taken in 1954 by Norwegian and Canadian parliamentarians. In 1968, headquarters were transferred from Paris to Brussels (Belgium) and the Secretariat was reorganized. Support pledged by Heads of NATO Governments: in 'Declaration on Atlantic Relations', June 1974, Brussels; June 1987, in the Reykjavik (Iceland) Ministerial Statement; in 'An Alliance in the 21st Century', Apr 1999, in the Washington Summit Communiqué; in June 2004, in the Istanbul (Turkey) Summit Communiqué; July 2016, in the Warsaw (Poland) Summit Communiqué. Original title: Conference of Members of Parliament from the NATO Member Countries -- Conférence des membres des Parlements des pays de l'OTAN, or NATO Parliamentarians' Conference -- Conférence des parlementaires de l'OTAN. Took the name North Atlantic Assembly (NAA) -- Assemblée de l'Atlantique Nord in 1966. Current title adopted June 1999.


Foster dialogue among parliamentarians on major security issues; facilitate parliamentary awareness and understanding of Alliance policies; strengthen the transatlantic relationship; assist in development of parliamentary democracy throughout the Euro-Atlantic area; assist in development of parliamentary mechanisms, practices and 'know-how' related to democratic control of armed forces; contribute to making the policies of the Alliance more transparent and comprehensible to parliaments and their public.

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Relations with 10 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with 4 non-governmental organizations.
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Members in 53 countries
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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions



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