The North Atlantic Council (also known as NATO) is an intergovernmental alliance concerned with military affairs. NATO implements the North Atlantic Treaty, signed in 1949. Currently, NATO is composed of 29 members. NATO’s main purpose is to safeguard the freedom and security of all its members by political and military means
In MUNOTH 2019, NATO will be an intermediate committee and will include 28 delegates.
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The future of NATO’s presence in Afghanistan.The recent decision of President Trump to withdraw half of the American troops from Afghanistan has implications on NATO’s Resolute Support Mission. Afghanistan faces a variety of challenges, from day-to-day attacks by the Taliban to immense corruption and lack of legitimacy of the current government. As the US is the biggest supplier of RSM, NATO needs to ensure that the withdrawal will not reduce the efficiency of the mission nor put stability in the region in jeopardy. In addition, the members shall consider the long-term measures that would facilitate eventual withdrawal of NATO from Afghanistan.
- NATO’s actions in the Aegean Sea
- Stefanos Tsakiris
“Dear honorable delegates,
My name is Stefanos Tsakiris and I am a Greek second-year Bachelor of Political Science student at Universiteit Leiden. I am more than excited for this year’s MUNOTH. I hope that – together with my co-chair – we will be able to contribute our best effort to ensure a proper debate around the issues we will negotiate on.
In the past I have participated as a delegate or Chair in multiple international conferences such as the simulation at the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) in The Hague, the Stockholm Model United Nations (SMUN) and others. I thus believe that this year’s MUNOTH is ready to offer you one of the greatest MUN experiences. Except for a debate enthusiast, I’m also a student, a journalist, a football referee, a lover of music.
Can’t wait to meet you all soon! Brace up!
- Zuzanna Ściborska
“Hello, my name is Zuzanna and I am the chair of NATO. I come from Poland but currently, I am studying International Relations and Organisations in the Hague. I have started attending MUNs at the beginning of high school and MUNOTH is going to be my 14th conference. Although I chaired before, this is my first time on a university level, which I am very excited about. I hope that MUNOTH will be an opportunity for you to meet amazing people, gain new knowledge and master diplomatic skills.”
“North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), is military alliance established by the North Atlantic Treaty (also called the Washington Treaty) of April 4, 1949, which sought to create a counterweight to Soviet armies stationed in central and eastern Europe after World War II. NATO’s military organization encompasses a complete system of commands for possible wartime use.”
– EncyclopÆdia Britannica