North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)
Harry Kelly, International School of The Hague
Mia Rozhyna, International School Eindhoven
(Non Ad Hoc)
The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, or NATO, established on the 4th of april 1949. Is a intergovernmental military alliance between 30 nations of Europe and North America.
Originally formed as a way to oppose the Soviet Union, but after the fall of the Soviet Union, the focus of NATO shifted to preserving world peace.
NATO has ensured the safety of its member states, however, whenever NATO tries to intervene in the conflicts of other countries, it has often ended in catastrophe. As a result, confidence in NATO’s capabilities vary, although NATO’s promise of safety and security cannot be overlooked.
The main goal of NATO is global peace and security, but more specifically NATO ensures almost the full protection of any of its member states as, if any nation attacks one of the member states, all the other member states will be forced to aid. This ensures, at least for its member states, that war is highly unlikely.
A good example of NATO’s goal is the Partnership for Peace, PfP. A programme established in 1994 based on individual bilateral relations between each partner country and NATO. This is an example of NATO expanding its influence while campaigning for world peace.
At this year’s HMUN you will be representing one of the 30 member states, discussing pressing matters to ensure world peace