Committees

The Assembly's five Committees produce Reports and Policy Recommendations.

One of the most important roles of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly is to inform Members of Parliament about the key issues facing the Alliance. A set of reports, authored by Rapporteurs elected by each Committee, serve as briefing papers on these issues for legislators from Assembly member and partner delegations.

Every spring, the Assembly holds its Spring Session, during which members and partners of the Assembly discuss these substantive reports. Taking their colleagues' comments and recommendations into account, the Rapporteurs then revise their reports for further discussion and adoption at the Annual Session in the autumn.

Until the documents have been approved by the Committees at the Annual Session, they represent only the views of the Rapporteur.

Policy recommendations represent formal statements of the Assembly's views. These are usually drafted in the Assembly's Committees before being discussed, amended and adopted by the full Assembly in plenary sitting at the annual session. Occasionally, a policy recommendation is presented directly to the plenary sitting. This usually takes place if the subject is seen as being directly relevant to more than one Committee.

The policy recommendations are not binding, but are widely circulated to governments and parliaments of members and associate member nations.

NATO's Secretary General provides a written reaction to each of the policy recommendations.

Learn about the NATO PA Committees below: 

Committee on Democracy and Security

Committee Reports 2021

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Defence and Security Committee

Committee Reports 2021

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Economics and Security Committee

Committee Reports 2021

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Political Committee

Committee Reports 2021

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Science and Technology Committee

Committee Reports 2021

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