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 the 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 for this committee can be emailed to nato@cahsmun.org.


BACKGROUNDERS will be available soon


Cameron Brawn

Cameron Brawn | Director

Cameron Brawn is currently a Junior attending Richmond Christian Secondary. CAHSMUN 2019 will mark his third year of High School MUN, and he is both ecstatic and honoured to be serving as this year's director of NATO. Cameron keenly recalls his first MUN experience in Grade 9 when he nervously first stepped into the conference halls and became enthralled with the debate and community built into the event. This has since inspired Cameron to develop an interest in foreign affairs. Outside of MUN, Cameron enjoys playing the guitar, volunteering at his school, and frequently binge-watching Netflix series. Cameron is hopeful that all delegates, both new to MUN or seasoned veterans, have a positive experience at CAHSMUN 2019 and feel welcomed over the course of the weekend.

David Ni

David Ni | Chair

For the 2019 iteration of CAHSMUN David has the ecstatic pleasure of serving as chair for NATO. Ever since his younger and more vulnerable years, David has been entrenched in the cryptic and esoteric subject that is politics; thus, MUN naturally became an opportunity to quench his thirst for glory on the bureaucratic battlefield. When not found freeloading off of art room supplies, David can be seen enjoying a Marquez or a Nabokov, browsing the latest issues of Lapham Quarterly, or debating the nuances of Asiatic culture. David looks forward to meeting everyone in April.