Dear chairs, delegates, faculty advisors and MUN enthusiasts,
It is my pleasure to invite you to the ninth edition of the Mediterranean Model United Nations (MEDMUN), which will be held from the 26 to the 28 of March 2021 in Menton.
MEDMUN is a challenging United Nations simulation hosted by the Middle Eastern and Mediterranean studies campus of Science Po Paris. It tackles the complex political, economic and social issues facing Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, and North African countries today.
MEDMUN is held in one of Europe’s leading Political Science and International Relations universities, one of France’s “Grandes Ecoles”, MEDMUN constantly strives to 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 work in and with five languages. English, French, Italian, Arabic and Turkish will be at the core of our debates.
Last year, the incredible work of the MEDMUN 2020 team did not, unfortunately, see the light of day, as the global Covid-19 pandemic led to the cancellation of our conference. This is why our 2021 theme will be the same as last year’s: “Multilateral security in conflict and post-conflict zones”, in order to carry out the amazing ideas our past colleagues had brought for MEDMUN.
Committees will feature the dedicated UN forums and NGOs. For many of us, security and freedom have been major preoccupations during the past decades. The Mediterranean and the Middle-Eastern regions are facing decisive challenges. A great emphasis will be placed on promoting common ground among our delegates and a global view to foster the importance of civil societies in the international agenda.
MEDMUN not only promises a unique academic experience, but also an opportunity to build friendships and network in a dynamic atmosphere. Thanks to our unique location on the French Riviera, our participants enjoy each year a number of exciting social events in Menton, Monaco and beyond.
I look forward to welcoming you to another exceptional conference in La Perle de la France, our little corner of the French Riviera.
Mathilde de Solages
Mediterranean Model United Nations 2021