The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is an intergovernmental military alliance that includes 28 members states from Europe and North America. The treaty was signed in April 1949, in an effort to halt Soviet and communist expansion into Europe. Although its military force was never exercised, NATO’s strong member state alliance was prominent in the efforts to halt Soviet influence. 

In present time, the organization’s mandate has been updated; NATO now provides humanitarian aid, and assists in political reconstruction in war-torn nations. Furthermore, NATO operations in post-Cold war conflicts have been pivotal in maintaining world peace.

NATO is a committee suited for experienced delegates, but is open to delegates of all experience levels wishing to challenge their capacity as delegates. Position papers are strongly recommended for this committee, but are mandatory for delegates to be considered for awards. Please read about CAHSMUN’s Position Paper policy, which can be found under the list of committees on the “Committees” page. 

Questions, inquiries, and position papers about this committee can be emailed to nato@cahsmun.org.


BACKGROUNDERS WILL BE AVAILABLE SHORTLY!


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Angelina Zhang | Director
Angelina is a Grade 11 student at Crofton House School, and is ecstatic to serve as the Director of NATO at CAHSMUN 2018. Ever since stepping into the world of MUN in Grade 8, she has repeatedly been astounded by the enthusiasm and intelligence of the individuals around her. Although she has attended multiple conferences in the past, this will be her first time directing a committee. Angelina is thrilled for this opportunity and sincerely hopes to create an unforgettable weekend for everyone. Outside of MUN, Angelina can be found sleeping, attempting to cook, watching random YouTube documentaries, or wandering aimlessly around Vancouver. In the rare cases that she is productive, she enjoys debating competitively, playing tennis, and volunteering in her local community. Angelina cannot wait to meet everyone at the conference, and will strive to make it nothing short of excellent!

 

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Alice Zhang | Chair
Alice is a senior currently attending Fraser Heights Secondary and is delighted to be serving as the chair of this year's North Atlantic Treaty Organization. Ever since stepping into the world of MUN in her sophomore year - and being captivated by the activity ever since - she has fostered a passion for public speaking and global affairs. Outside of MUN, you can often find Alice poring over her science notes, volunteering for nonprofits, or wrapped up in a good book. During the little leisure time she has, Alice will either be playing the piano (she adores Chopin), perfecting her culinary repertoire, or petting every cute dog she sees. Alice looks forward to meeting everyone and hopes that delegates will have a memorable experience at CAHSMUN 2018!