The North Atlantic Treaty Organization or namely NATO is an intergovernmental military alliance which is based on the North Atlantic Treaty of 1949. NATO as an intergovernmental military alliance practices collective self-defense and article 5 of the Washington treaty defines collective self-defense as:
“The Parties agree that an armed attack against one or more of them in Europe or North America shall be considered an attack against them all and consequently they agree that, if such an armed attack occurs, each of them, in exercise of the right of individual or collective self-defense recognized by Article 51 of the Charter of the United Nations, will assist the Party or Parties so attacked by taking forthwith, individually and in concert with the other Parties, such action as it deems necessary, including the use of armed force, to restore and maintain the security of the North Atlantic area.
Any such armed attack and all measures taken as a result thereof shall immediately be reported to the Security Council. Such measures shall be terminated when the Security Council has taken the measures necessary to restore and maintain international peace and security.”
Thus NATO has had a significant influence in the international political arena since 1949 Korean War, Invasion of Afghanistan, Iraq and even in Libya although NATO’s role and influence in international politics cannot be reduced to only armed military interventions these are the most outstanding examples of NATO involvement up to date.
This year in HASMUN we will give you, are most distinguished delegates the chance to re-wright history as well as shaping future by going beyond the boundaries of Traditional NATO committees and introducing a committee structure that will be depending on crisis solution based on a fluid timeline which will give our delegates the ability to flow through a historical setting to a contemporary setting and even to a futuristic setting dealing with all the well-known issues of the past and present as well as the unexpected issues of tomorrow.
Under Secretary General: Deniz Yalgın
Academic Assistant: Abdülkadir Pir