The Atlantic Council of the United Kingdom
The Atlantic Council of the United Kingdom is an independent, non-governmental, organisation based in London. Its mission is to educate the public as to the role, history and development of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, NATO, as well as the position of the UK within this alliance. It further seeks to establish an active dialogue concerning the role of Western states in the rest of the world.
History of the Atlantic Council of the United Kingdom
Some 41 Atlantic Councils have been established in NATO member countries and more recently in the Partnership for Peace (PfP) states. These organisations were formally bound together following the creation of the Atlantic Treaty Association in 1954. The ATA acts as an umbrella organisation, coordinating the different councils’ efforts to educate the public.