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

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Alan Milligan | Director
Attending Grade 11 at Vancouver College, Alan will have the honour of serving as the Director of NATO at CAHSMUN 2017. Almost two years ago, he stepped into his first Model UN committee and was met with an experience that would soon become a passion that would have countless hours put into it. Since his first conference, leading a committee to be enjoyed by delegates has been a goal of Alan’s, and he hopes to fulfill that goal by providing an unforgettable experience at CAHSMUN 2017.

When he is not involved in Model UN, Alan can be found doing a variety of activities such as competitive debate, Reach for the Top and organizing events. Alan looks forward to seeing all delegates at the conference, and will strive to make it a time for all to remember.


Timothy Ro | Chair
Timothy is a senior currently attending Pacific Academy and is excited to be serving as the Chair for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. He first found his love for Model United Nations in his sophomore year and from then on his hunger for understanding global issues has grown exponentially. In his spare time, Tim can be found at the gym going ham, flying around and buzzing towers downtown, or be seen at the theaters catching the latest cinematic films. Tim cannot wait for the excellent debate to commence at CAHSMUN 2017, and is excited to work with everyone!