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 associate delegations.
Every year, the Assembly holds its Spring Session, during which members and associate members 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.