2019_NATO.pdf - VMUN 2019 North Atlantic Treaty Organization BACKGROUND GUIDE Vancouver Model United Nations The Eighteenth Annual Session | January

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B A C K G R O U N D G U I D E V M U N 2 0 1 9 North Atlantic Treaty Organization
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Vancouver Model United Nations The Eighteenth Annual Session | January 25–27, 2019 Dear Delegates, My name is Anson Yu and it brings me great pleasure to welcome you to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. I will be serving as your Director alongside your Chair, Eli Lee, and your Assistant Director, Helen Yang. Our dais team looks forward to watching the committee employ eloquence and knowledge to resolve the issues at hand. Throughout the last two years, I can say with the utmost confidence that Model UN is the most multifaceted activity I have pursued. MUN expands beyond the workings of a three-day conference to a network linking the most motivated youth in the province. This involved activity will not only challenge you, but also improve your speaking, writing, and critical- thinking abilities. Additionally, MUN can connect you to life-long friends with whom you will create memories for years to come. While you may initially feel uncertain, I strongly encourage you to step outside your comfort zone and immerse yourself in this unique experience. Throughout the conference, this committee will be discussing the Enlargement of NATO and Securing the Nordic-Baltic region; each topic holds unique significance in the future direction of the organization. That being said, researching both the topics and your country’s stances is essential. Accordingly, delegates are also strongly encouraged to write position papers; preparation is imperative for success in this committee. Indeed, beyond a mere document, a position paper can be key in unlocking a more enriching and rewarding experience—one not of passive absorption but of active engagement. Eli, Helen, and I look forward to a wonderful weekend of debate, diplomacy, and leadership. If you have any questions regarding the Background Guide, topics, committee, or Model UN in general, please do not hesitate to email me. I look forward to meeting each and every one of you in January! Sincerely, Anson Yu NATO Director Jerry Xu Secretary-General Nick Young Chief of Staff Angelina Zhang Director-General Allan Lee Director of Logistics Katherine Zheng USG General Assemblies Omar Kassam USG Specialized Agencies Megan Syho USG Conference David Ni USG Finance Steven Long USG Delegate Affairs Alex Shojania USG Delegate Affairs Derick Yuan USG IT
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Vancouver Model United Nations 2019 3 Position Paper Policy What is a Position Paper? A position paper is a brief overview of a country’s stance on the topics being discussed by a particular committee. Though there is no specific format the position paper must follow, it should include a description of your positions your country holds on the issues on the agenda, relevant actions that your country has taken, and potential solutions that your country would support.
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