North Atlantic Treaty Organization
Chairs: Krishi Desai & Brendan O'Reilly
Topic Guide Coming Soon!
Topic A: NATO’s Counterterrorism Efforts
As a committee, NATO’s primary purpose is to maintain the freedom and security of its member states. NATO’s counterterrorism efforts concentrate upon increasing awareness of the threat, developing capabilities to prepare and respond, and improving engagement amongst partner nations and other international actors. While national authorities are primarily in charge of protecting their populations and critical infrastructure from terror groups, NATO can assist nations, especially in response to terrorism incidents that have occurred. Delegates must find ways to better NATO’s strategies regarding crisis response through the aid of organizations and resources.
Topic B: Environmental Impact of Military Operations
NATO is a body comprised of 28 European countries, as well as the United States and Canada, that focuses to ensure security in its member nations via political and military means. Some military actions that NATO enforces are considered to have a significant environmental impact on the locations they serve. Some areas that fall under NATO’s military endeavors include but are not limited to: the degree to which NATO is energy efficient, the degree to which the organization is constructing environmentally sound structures, the degree to which NATO addresses climate change, etc. In recent years, NATO has attempted to remedy and alter some of the effects of enforcing military action. Delegates will create plans surrounding the actions NATO should take to address the environmental impacts of NATO’s military operations.