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CONFERENCES

October 14th, 2019

Diplomats # 9: Refugee reception in France and Europe. With Mr Pascal BRICE, diplomat and former Director of the French Office for the Protection of Refugees and Stateless Persons (OFPRA). A series of conferences organized by the French Association for the United Nations in partnership with the Thucydide Center (University Paris II Panthéon-Assas).

October 1st, 2019

"Protecting Children in Armed Conflict" organized by the French Association for the United Nations-AFNU at the MGEN in collaboration with the Journal La Croix.

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June 6th, 2019

The AFNU organized, in partnership with the CERI (Sciences Po), a conference on the theme "The Marrakech Pact and the Rightsless", moderated by Professor Guillaume Devin. The speakers were Ambassador Pascal Teixeira Da Silva, Migration Officer at the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs, Catherine Withol De Wenden, Professor at Sciences Po and Emmanuel Decaux, Professor Emeritus of the University of Paris II and member of the AFNU Executive Committee.

April 15th, 2019

Diplomats Speak: Africa

With Stéphane Gompertz, Ambassador. 

A conference organized by the French Association for the United Nations in partnership with the Thucydide Center (University Paris II Panthéon-Assas, www.afri-ct.org).

March 26th, 2019

Diplomats Speak: The Security council of the United Nations 

With Jean-Marc de La Sablière, Ambassador and vice-president of the AFNU, Philippe Legrange, Anne-Thida Norodom, Alexandra Novosseloff, Mélanie Albaret and Christophe Richer. 

A conference organized by the French Association for the United Nations in partnership with the Thucydide Center (University Paris II Panthéon-Assas, www.afri-ct.org).

February 4th, 2019

Diplomats Speak: The foreign relations of Russia

With Claude Blanchemaison, former Ambassador in Russia

A conference organized by the French Association for the United Nations in partnership with the Thucydide Center (University Paris II Panthéon-Assas, www.afri-ct.org).

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CALENDAR

October 24th, 2019

AFNU participated at UNESCO Headquarters on United Nations Day alongside seven UN agencies and the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs.

The participants of this day met with actors from these different institutions around a common theme, objective n° 11 of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals "Sustainable Cities and Communities".
A conference on the theme of "Sustainable Cities for All", and two career and employment conference on "Engaging and Working for the United Nations" were proposed.

This day was an opportunity for AFNU members to interact with participants with Bernard Miyet, President of AFNU, Richard Narich, Secretary General, Jeremy Mercier, Treasurer of AFNU, as well as with students of the Young Climate Ambassadors (JAC). 

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October 4th, 2019

Bernard MIYET, President of the French Association for the United Nations-AFNU gave a speech on Friday 4 October on the occasion of the closing ceremony of Model United Nations U. - MUN U. 2019 to the Mayor of the 15th arrondissement of Paris . The Ambassador and former UN Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations took the opportunity to highlight the importance of the current challenges of multilateralism by encouraging MUN students to follow this path.

September 27th, 2019

AFNU was happy to participate in the Sciences Po Careers Forum and interacting with Sciences Po students.

September 11th, 2019

Bernard Miyet was the guest of the Diplomatic Breakfast organized by the United Nations Association of Sciences Po (SPNU). The President of the French Association for the United Nations (AFNU) first recalled his career and then presented the students AFNU and his work. This exchange of experiences was followed by a series of questions and answers with the students.

May 30th, 2019

Ambassador Jean-Marc de La Sablière, Vice-President of the AFNU, gave a speech at the opening ceremony of the 2019 PIMUN. The Paris International Model United Nations once again this year welcomed nearly 600 students from all over the world to take part in simulations of international negotiations for 4 days.

May 24th, 2019

On the occasion of the European elections, the SIM'ONU Association (Kedge Business School Bordeaux), in partnership with the students of the preparatory class of the Lycée Montaigne de Bordeaux, organised on 24 May 2019 a day dedicated to Europe entitled "The New Schuman Declaration". Ambassador Yves Doutriaux, AFNU's Grand Witness, opened the event by giving a speech. A simulation of the Council of Europe then followed, during which the students represented various European personalities gathered to present their vision of the relaunch of the European project. 

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INTERNATIONAL COOPERATIONS

Septembre 20-22, 2019

French Association for the United Nations-AFNU was pleased to participate in the preparatory meeting for the conference "Peace, Security, and Youth" which will take place in June 2020 organized by DGVN - Deutsche Gesellschaft für Die Vereinten Nationen e.V. in Berlin. During these three days of meetings, several United Nations Associations and Youth Representatives of Europe contributed to the content of this future conference.

May 19-21th, 2019

A meeting of WFUNA - Europe was held in Rome on 19/20/21 May 2019 at the invitation of SIOI (Italian Society for International Organisation). It was attended by 16 delegations. Our Secretary-General, Richard Narich, and our Treasurer, Jérémy Mercier, represented the AFNU on this occasion. Two series of meetings were held: the WFUNA session itself on the one hand and the WFUNA "Youth" session on the other.

April 26th, 2019

Richard Narich, Secretary-General of AFNU, received on 26 April in Paris at his request, Mr. Royan Dayaratne, member of the Executive Committee and Deputy Secretary-General of the Sri Lankan Association for the United Nations. This visit provided an opportunity for initial contact between AFNU and its Sri Lankan counterpart in the hope of developing their relations in the coming months.

October 17-21th, 2018

Our Secretary General, Ambassador Richard Narich participated in the 42nd Plenary Assembly of the World Federation of United Nations Associations (WFUNA) held in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, from 17 to 21 October 2018 with delegations from 33 countries participating.

This plenary meeting, which concluded with a "Punta Cana Declaration", provided an opportunity to review the Federation's activities since its last meeting three years ago in Vancouver, and to draw lines for the next three years under the leadership of President Leonel Fernandez (former President of the Republic), who succeeds Ambassador Park Soo-gil of the Republic of Korea.

The work of the 3rd Youth Forum was held at the same time as the Plenary Assembly, which allowed fruitful exchanges between delegations.

March 20th, 2018

AFNU Secretary General, Richard Narich, accompanied by Ambassador G. Chouraqui, met on March 20, Ms. Zhang Dan, Vice President and General Manager of UNA - China, on the occasion of a meeting while traveling to Paris.
This meeting gave rise to a respective presentation of the two associations and made it possible to examine possibilities for future cooperation.

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