NORTH ATLANTIC

TREATY ORGANISATION

NATO also known as North Atlantic Council is an organization established to guarantee the freedom and security of its members through political and military means. NATO  is a political and military alliance between North America and Europe that was born out of World War II and  established in 1949. Its main aim back then was to prevent any aggression coming from the Soviet Union. In its 70 years old history NATO has played the key role in many of the world conflicts .This became curicial for the safety of the member states since most  of them were neigbhouring countries to Soviet Union and seven other countries that signed the Warsaw Pact in 1955. In addition, Communists aided by the Soviet Union were threatening elected governments across Europe.Fallowing with the Berlin Wall fell, and with it the entire communist bloc.

 

Each member of NATO has an equal say in discussions and decisions. One of the most important principles of the NATO treaty is Article 5 which states that an attack on one of the NATO countries is -in theory - an attack against all members.   NATO promotes democratic values and encourages consultation and cooperation on defense and security issues to build trust and, in the long run, prevent conflict. It is committed to the peaceful resolution of disputes. If diplomatic efforts fail, it has the military capacity needed to undertake crisis-management operations. These are carried out under Article 5 of the Washington Treaty - NATO’s founding treaty - or under a UN mandate, alone or in cooperation with other countries and international organizations. A “NATO decision” is the expression of the collective will of all 29 member countries since all decisions are taken by the principle of consensus.In the NATO Committee, delegates shall represent one of the 28 member states.  The main goal of the Committee is to adopt a Communique on the Topic at hand, which is possible only through consensus.

Agenda Item: Open Agenda

This committee is apt for experienced delegates.

Under-Secretary-General responsible for North Atlantic Treaty Organisation: Cahit Cem Kıryak

Asistant responsible for North Atlantic Treaty Organisation: Elif Sevim

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