- NATO Policy on Public Disclosure of NATO Information
The NATO Policy on Public Disclosure (PPD) of NATO Information establishes the policy on the public disclosure of NATO information in support of the NATO Information Management Policy. The Policy is supported by a Directive on the Public Disclosure of NATO Information. In keeping with the democratic principle that there is a clear duty to inform the public, and as an expression of the importance of the common historical and cultural values that tie members of the Alliance indivisibly together, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) will disclose to the public NATO information when such information is no longer classified or sensitive. The objectives of the public disclosure of NATO information are * to inform public opinion and broaden the understanding of the purposes, principles and results of the common endeavour of NATO in all its fields of activity; * to stimulate discussion about NATO through the examination of information that documents NATO’s evolution, missions, policies, consultation and decision making; and * to promote and facilitate research about NATO.