Secretaries General

Since the signing of the Treaty in 1949, the following secretaries general headed the North Atlantic Treaty (chronological order).

Name Country Year
Lord Ismay United Kingdom 1952 1957
Paul-Henri Spaak Belgium 1957 1961
Dirk U. Stikker Netherlands 1961 1964
Manlio Brosio Italy 1964 1971
Joseph M.A.H. Luns Netherlands 1971 1984
Lord Carrington United Kingdom 1984 1988
Manfred Woerner Germany 1988 1994
Willy Claes Belgium 1994 1995
Janvier Solana Spain 1995 1999
Lord Robertson United Kingdom 1999 2004
Jaap de Hoop Scheffer Netherlands 2004 Date