North Atlantic Council
The NATO North Atlantic Council was established by Article 9 of the North Atlantic Treaty and is the only body in NATO that derives its authrority expicitly from the Treaty. The North Atlantic Council is the principle political decision-making body within NATO and holds the highest degree of authority. The NAC brings together high level representatives of each member state to debate policy and operational questions that require collective decisions, as well as all other issues that concern the peace and security of member states. The Council is compriced of high level representatives of the 28 member states. NATO was originally founded with just 12 member states but over time has expanded its membership, with the greatest phase of enlargement being that of the admission of Eastern European states, formerly under the sphere of influence of the Soviet Union in the years following the collapse of the USSR; the original reason for NATO's existence. Unlike UN committees, decisions made by the North Atlantic Council are based not on majority agreement, but on concensus, unanimity, and common accord. All member states have an equal vote and equal right of expression, and all member states must agree with each other unanimously for any decisions to pass.
The NATO North Atlantic Council will be operating as a part of the Crisis simulation. The rules of procedure for the North Atlantic Council are different to the other committees and thus has its own rules of procedure. Please read the Crisis Study Guide to understand how participation of the NAC in the Crisis simulation will be conducted.
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