North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)
NORTH ATLANTIC COUNCIL
Topic: Russian-Baltics Crisis
Seats: Máx. 56 (28 States represented)
Level: Advanced – Crisis Committee
NATO is an alliance of countries from Europe and North America. Its essential purpose is to safeguard the freedom and security of its members through political and military means. NATO promotes democratic values and encourages consultation and cooperation on defence and security issues to build trust and, in the long run, prevent conflict. NATO is committed to the peaceful resolution of disputes, but if diplomatic efforts fail, it has the military capacity needed to undertake crisis-management operations.
The North Atlantic Council (NAC) is the principal political decision-making body at NATO. Each member country has a seat at the NAC. Policies decided in the NAC are the expression of the collective will of all member countries of the Alliance since decisions are made on the basis of unanimity and common accord. It is the only body that was established by the North Atlantic Treaty (Article 9) in 1949
Alba Gavaliugov Mendez is a half-spanish half-romanian BA Student of Law and Poltitical Science at University Carlos III of Madrid, currently doing an internship at the Diplomatic School of Spain. She grew up between Galicia, Buenos Aires, Madrid and Bucarest and is passionate about world affairs from a very young age, especially geopolitics and security.
Her first contact with the world of international simulations happen through Model European Parliament in 2011 in Macedonia, but it was in 2012 at Model United Nations Turkey(MUNTR) that she first participated in a crisis committee at an MUN. She has since then participated in over 15 international conferences, including LIMUN, MUNTR, Harvard WorldMUN, UC3MUN, among many others, obtaining multiple awards.
Alba has been part of ANUDI since 2013, and has since then played a major role in the organisation of UC3MUN, having served as Chair and Crisis Director in several occasions, and having been Secretary-General of UC3MUN in 2015.
This year, besides serving as Under-Secretary General along our Secretary General Alexandre Picón, she will be charing and directing the crisis at the North Atlantic Council of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation.
She will be as well charing one of Harvard WorldMUN 2017 Crisis Committees in Montreal next March, and hopes to keep doing activities and initiatives involved with the world of the United Nations and international relations in general. Besides this, she enjoys good cinema, jazz music and design.
My name is Ena Bendevska, I am 22 years old and I am from Macedonia. I currently study at University College Maastricht with a focus on International Relations and International Law. Since high school I have attended numerous conferences as a delegate, mainly in the Security Council, and this will be my third time at UC3MUN and my first time co-chairing a committee. MUN conferences contributed to my strong passion for diplomacy and politics, especially foreign policy analysis, crisis management and international security. I am looking forward to working with the Secretariat to create another unforgettable session of UC3MUN and I cannot wait to see everyone in Madrid in March!