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.
| Declarations 1999|