Updated: 16-May-2001 NATO Publications

Chapter 10: Civilian Organisation and Structures
NATO Headquarters

The NATO Headquarters in Brussels is the political headquarters of the Alliance and the permanent home of the North Atlantic Council. It houses Permanent Representatives and national delegations, the Secretary General and the International Staff, national Military Representatives, the Chairman of the Military Committee and the International Military Staff. It also accommodates the diplomatic missions of Partner countries, the NATO Headquarters Consultation, Command and Control (C3) Staff and a number of NATO agencies.

There are approximately 3 150 people employed at NATO Headquarters on a fulltime basis. Of these, some 1 400 are members of national delegations and national military representatives to NATO. There are approximately 1 300 civilian members of the International Staff or agencies and 350 members of the International Military Staff including about 80 civilian personnel. Officials representing the diplomatic missions or liaison offices of Partner countries also have offices at NATO Headquarters.

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