Welcome to MEDMUN 2017


Dear Delegates, Chairs, and MUN Advisors,


I am honored to invite you to the fifth edition of Mediterranean Model United Nations - MEDMUN - which will be held from the 24th to the 26th of March 2017 in Menton, otherwise known as the “Pearl of France”.


MEDMUN is a challenging United Nations simulation hosted by the Middle Eastern and Mediterranean campus of Science Po Paris. It tackles the complex political, economic and social issues facing the countries of the Mediterranean, Middle East, and North Africa today. Held in one of Europe’s leading political science and international relations universities as well as one of France's “Grandes Écoles”, MEDMUN strives to consistently provide students of diverse academic and social backgrounds with an opportunity to better understand the world of diplomacy and international affairs, as well as the dynamics of the United Nations. Featuring world-class keynote speakers who are experts in the MENA region and diplomacy, MEDMUN offers its participants multifaceted perspectives on pressing global issues.


This year’s conference will continue to work in four languages: English, French, Arabic and Italian. Committees will operate on an integrated platform featuring a real-time crisis simulation and an interconnected press network. With the growing human population putting immense pressure on the limited resources of our planet, our conference theme will  Population: Demographic trends upending global societies. MEDMUN not only promises a unique academic experience, but also an opportunity to build friendships and network in a dynamic ambiance. Thanks to our unique location on the French Riviera, each year our participants also enjoy a number of exciting social events in Menton, Monaco and beyond.


Be sure to look out for our first wave of applications which is set to launch in October!


I look forward to welcoming you to another diverse, stimulating and truly international conference in our little corner of the French Riviera!


Yours sincerely,


                                                                                       Farah Oraby

                                                                       MEDMUN 2017 Secretary General