Honorable chairs and delegates, esteemed faculty advisors and heads of delegations, dear guests, and dedicated participants,
It is a great honor to invite you to the eleventh edition of the Mediterranean Model United Nations (MEDMUN), which will take place on the Menton campus of Sciences Po Paris, on 31st March, 1st and 2nd of April 2023.
MEDMUN is an association founded in 2012 by the students of the Menton campus of Sciences Po Paris, organizing a yearly conference and welcoming participants from France and beyond. This enriching event is the perfect occasion to cultivate the fondness of the participants for current affairs as well as participating in an interesting and rhetorical exercise proper to diplomacy.
Moreover, MEDMUN is the most multilingual conference of the region, in which six languages of the Mediterranean (French, English, Spanish, Arabic, Turkish and Italian) are represented in more than fifteen committees, discussing topical issues tackling political, economic, social, geopolitical, environmental and cultural themes. The reputation of this event is such that the tenth edition greeted around four hundred participants of seventy different nationalities, which testifies to the multicultural character and the prestige of our conference worldwide.
Undoubtedly, however, we cannot talk about the specificities of MEDMUN without underlining its astonishing location. Located on the French Riviera, bordering Italy and the Principality of Monaco, Menton is often described as the Perle de la France, an idyllic seaside town at the corner of Europe, hosting a historic nineteenth-century Italian-inspired building facing the Mediterranean in the heart of the old town, the Menton campus of Sciences Po Paris. Ranked 3rd best university in the world for “politics and international studies,” Sciences Po is an ideal setting for personal and intellectual development, particularly in Menton, with over seventy percent international students, reflecting again its diversity and cultural richness.
The MEDMUN board and community is eager to welcome you, admirable participants, to this edition of MEDMUN, allowing you to reveal your diplomatic talents and your knowledge on the strategic MENA region with fruitful debate, as well as meeting high school and university students to broaden your openness to the world.
I sincerely hope that this eleventh MEDMUN conference will be a truly memorable human experience.
Inès JABRI, Secretary-General