Transparency and Accountability

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For NATO to live up the reason for which it was created—to safeguard the freedom, common heritage and civilisation of their peoples, founded on the principles of democracy, individual liberty and the rule of law (North Atlantic Treaty, 1949)—it must be open, transparent and accountable to the public. Yet NATO is the only major intergovernmental body not to have even a basic information disclosure policy and the Alliance continues to be a closed and secretive organisation distant from the general public. Most of the Alliance’s work takes place away from the glare of publicity in an assortment of projects involving over 400 specialised agencies, centres, committees, groups and panels. Mechanisms for parliamentary and public accountability and oversight are inadequate or non-existent. This is a summary list of all the content in the site categorised within the Transparency & Accountability policy area.

13th
Aug
2010

UN reports spike in Afghan civilian casualties

Civilian death toll jumps 31 percent in first six months of 2010 - insurgent attacks largely to blame

5th
Aug
2010

New Resource: Afghan War Diaries Explorer

5th
Jul
2010

Towards an Open and Accountable NATO

Original publication date: 
Fri, 06/25/2010 (All day)

Presentation by Dr Ian Davis, Senior Advisor ISIS Europe and Director NATO Wat

15th
Jun
2010

The Gaza Incident

NATO Naval Movements in Eastern Mediterranean 

Carlo de Hennin, Geneva 

13th
May
2010

New guide on access to information launched in Europe

10th
May
2010

Is NATO Getting Better Intelligence?

 

26th
Apr
2010

Five Principles for an Open and Accountable NATO

Original publication date: 
Sat, 04/04/2009 (All day)

 


Greater transparency is key to NATO becoming closer to citizens and to increased public awareness and understanding of the Alliance.


 

2nd
Mar
2010

NATO Watch launches independent information website

            Press Release

 

1st
Mar
2010

Towards the Lisbon Summit: Is NATO’s Glass Half-Full or Half-Empty?

Original publication date: 
Mon, 02/01/2010 (All day)

NATO’s next Summit in Lisbon is scheduled for 19-21 November.