The Atlantic Council of the United Kingdom
The Atlantic Council of the United Kingdom is an independent, non-governmental, organisation based in London. It seeks 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 looks to establish an active dialogue concerning the role of Western states in the rest of the world.
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.
The possibility of total war has receded, but insecurity and conflict within state and between them now threatens global order. We are committed to the search for a genuinely peaceful international order, based on the rule of law and respect for human rights.
The Council will endeavour to raise issues facing the democratic world today, through seminars and conferences involving a multiplicity of voluntary organisations – including political parties.
The transatlantic relationship remains the core of all our activities, with NATO at centre stage.
The restructured Atlantic Council of the United Kingdom will be expanding its activity in the coming months. Please check the News page for further details!