March 29th to 31st, 2019
Join us for a weekend of discussion and debate on this year's theme:
Peace, Security, and Freedom.
Dear delegates, chairs, faculty advisors, and MUN enthusiasts,
It is my distinct pleasure to invite you to the seventh annual conference of Mediterranean Model United Nations (MEDMUN). Our weekend-long conference will be held from March 29th to 31st, 2019 at the Menton campus of Sciences Po Paris on the beautiful Cote d’Azur/French Riviera. Taking advantage of our location at the center of the European migratory crisis, we have taken this opportunity to explore issues of importance to the Mediterranean and Middle East.
This year’s theme of Freedom, Peace, and Security is a question in and of itself. Can we- as a global community, as distinct nations, and as the individual members of those nations- enjoy the benefits of all three at once? Do these facets support or even create each other, or do they put each other in jeopardy? Are they inalienable rights, or are they privileges worth compromising for the maintenance of the others? We invite you to ponder these questions and to reflect on the role of security in the international community as you explore the various topics of debate offered by our numerous committees this year.
English, French, Arabic, and Italian: four dynamic and fascinating languages that I wish I could speak at the level our delegates have over the past six conferences. These languages allow our delegates to express themselves and, more importantly, the roles they fill as representatives of states, judges, NGOs, and members of the press. Having four linguae francae provides MEDMUN with a unique diversity rarely found in the world of Model UN. Besides the debate, I would be failing you to not mention the other pulls the riviera has to offer you this March: the sun, the Mediterranean Sea, the lemons, and the soirées in Monaco. As the conference approaches, we will be announcing our exciting plans for all delegates when committee session ends.
We cannot wait to seeing you here in the pearl of France come March. For debate, for the scenery, for the croissants - for whatever reasons, we know it will be an experience of learning and imparting knowledge for all of our participants. I look forward to meeting you in person!
Thank you and warm regards,
Secretary General, MEDMUN 2019