North Atlantic Treaty Organization

NATO

Established in 1949 in response to a growing Soviet threat, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is a military alliance between 29 North American and European countries. In recent years, NATO has taken more of a peacekeeping role, participating in operations in Kosovo, Afghanistan, Iraq, and Libya. The United States, NATO’s largest military contributor, has grown skeptical of the organization, rendering its future and importance to international politics unclear.

NATO is primarily designed for advanced delegates. Position papers are required to aid delegates in feeling prepared for the conference. Though position papers are not required, they are recommended to ensure delegates feel prepared and comfortable throughout the conference. Please submit all papers to your committee director. 

Should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to nato@vymun.com.

Meet the Dais Team

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Harry Zhu

Director: nato@vymun.com

Entering his tenth year at St. George’s School, Harry is truly honoured to serve as the Director of NATO. Ever since his first conference in 2019, he has been enthralled by the constantly heated debates and the community present in Model UN. Through Model UN, he has been able to find new friends and learn more about international affairs. In his spare time, Harry enjoys spending his time around the city by exploring it with friends, biking through long trails, and trying new foods. He also dedicates his time to investing and volunteering. Harry looks forward to meeting VYMUN’s delegates and ensures that VYMUN 2021 will be an unforgettable experience.

Eric Li
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Dani Cheema

Assistant Director

Entering Grade 11 at West Point Grey Academy. Dani is delighted to be your NATO Assistant Director this year. Ever since he began his MUN journey back in 2017 when he was in Grade 7, he extensively developed his debating and public speaking skills and it sparked the beginning of an exciting MUN journey and he grew to love analyzing and debating current events, global issues and coming up with solutions. Outside of MUN, you can find Dani running not only in his spare time but also in Cross-Country and Track and Field, playing video games, spending time with friends and family and keeping up to date with political and economic issues. He is optimistic and eagerly looking forward to the upcoming conference and he will do what he can alongside the rest of the dais to ensure that it’s an enjoyable and unique experience for everyone to enjoy. 

Eric Li

Chair