North Atlantic Treaty Organization

Committee Description

North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is the world’s largest and most powerful political and military alliance. It consists of members from predominantly Western-European states and the two North American powers of Canada and the United States. Its founding ideal was to protect the security and freedoms of the Western Nations, by inhibiting the Soviet military aggression. An attack on a single member of the organization is the equivalent of an attack on all NATO member states.

NATO was established in April 1949 in response to the threats of Soviet aggression and the spread of communist ideology. Comprised of 28 member states from Europe and the Middle East, NATO is a defensive military alliance that seeks to protect its member states and allies. An attack on a single member of the organization is the equivalent of an attack on all NATO member states.

NATO is an intermediate committee. Prior experience in MUN and debate is highly recommended; however, anyone with interest or strong delegating skills may participate if they wish to.

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Please submit all position papers and inquiries relating to NATO to [email protected].

Topics | Backgrounders

Topic A: The Migrant Crisis in the Central Mediterranean (View Backgrounder)

Topic B: Arctic Security (View Backgrounder)


Brandon Wu
Brandon is currently a grade 12 student at Burnaby South Secondary. Upon discovering the world of Model UN, he instantly fell in love with the passion that delegates poured into their speeches and the occasional intense note passing. Brandon’s fondest memory of his Model UN career is of the various extended discussions on completely trivial topics, such as a 30 minute discussion on removing the word “billboard” from a draft resolution. Outside of mun, he can be found skiing in the mountains, running across Vancouver, or just embarking on adventures thrown his way. As Director of NATO, Brandon looks forward to meeting you all at the conference.

Alice Deng
Alice Deng is a grade 12 student currently attending École Secondaire Jules-Verne and she is absolutely delighted to serve as the Chair of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization at CAIMUN 2018. Ever since she was first introduced to the Model UN community, like many others, she was instantly fascinated by this new world of debate and diplomacy. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her friends, crying over IB, and dogspotting. Alice would like to extend a warm welcome to everyone attending the conference this year and hopes it will be memorable and exciting for newcomers and seasoned delegates alike.