Today (16 March 2021), NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg held a virtual press conference to launch his Annual Report for 2020, which covers all aspects of the work of the Alliance over the past year.
In a year dominated by the COVID-19 pandemic, NATO’s priority has been to help ensure the health crisis did not become a security crisis. At the same time as it supported the civilian response to the pandemic, NATO continued to defend all Allies against any threats.
The Secretary General also presented the results of new polls on the public perception of the Alliance. These show that, in a year of upheaval, overall support for the NATO Alliance, the transatlantic bond and collective defence remain strong.