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North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)

NATO’s purpose is to guarantee the freedom and security of its members through political and military means. NATO promotes democratic values and enables members to consult and cooperate on defense and security-related issues to solve problems, build trust, and prevent conflict in the long run. It is committed to the peaceful resolution of disputes. If diplomatic efforts fail, it has the military power to undertake crisis-management operations. Although NATO is not considered to be an organ of the United Nations, the two international institutions collaborate on countless issues of international affairs. NATO has also been a key player at the international level that abides by UN mandates and works to promote the same ideals as the United Nations.


Topics:

1. Adapting and Modernizing the Alliance
2. NATO's Role in Afghanistan in the Aftermath of the Latest Rounds of Peace Processes with the Taliban

About the Chairs

Omar Al - Khazali
Chair
omaroov12@gmail.com

Omar is a first-year Computer Science student at AUS who has participated in several MUN conferences with a passion for good debates. He likes to take every opportunity presented to him and will work as hard as he possibly can to make the conference enjoyable for all delegates. Omar is excited to witness fruitful debates in relation to the politics of conflict to work towards more practical solutions to the presented issues. He prioritises critical thinking to solve world problems and ensures delegates will learn a great deal from this experience, as his main goal is for all delegates to leave the conference being able to use their knowledge and skill in future scenarios.

Judy Basbous
Co-chair
basbous.judy8@gmail.com

Judy Basbous is a second-year university student majoring in psychology. Judy has been involved with MUN ever since school, where she got to join numerous conferences. She enjoys debating and listening to the different viewpoints each person has. As her first time chairing, she hopes to create an atmosphere that allows the delegates to express their opinions and thoughts freely. She looks forward to meeting all her delegates and hopes that this will be an unforgettable experience.