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EuroMUN, Maastricht, the Netherlands

April 2017

Committee: The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)

Country: The Republic of Latvia

Delagate: Ana Lucía Londoño

Topic A: Future of NATO, strategic objectives and internal structure

Since its foundation in 1949 and for almost 70 years now, NATO's goal has been to protect its allies and to ensure global peace and security on both sides of the Atlantic through dialogue and the promotion of principles of freedom and democracy. Nowadays, the Alliance is the strongest transatlantic military framework for collective defense and international cooperation and continues to adapt so as to meet the evolving security challenges. Under this changing scenario of multidimensional and uncertain threats NATO needs to modernize so as to keep its influence in global sphere.

Hence, NATO not only has made great efforts in reforming its Agencies in an attempt to increase transparency, accountability and efficiency, but it has also tripled the size of its Response Force to 40,000. Moreover, the Alliance has set up a 5,000 solid Very High Readiness Joint Task Force, ready to move in a very short period of time and it has also placed eight multinational headquarters in the eastern part of its territory. According to NATO Deputy Secretary General Rose Gottemoeller, the Alliance has expanded and evolved over last twenty years, as globalization has made a single country’s problems affect its neighbors.

In words of the Latvian foreign minister: “NATO is not a relic of the past but a modern and strong ...