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CONFERENCES

October 12th, 2020

Ambassador Jean-Maurice Ripert spoke on the China-Russia relationship in the XXIst Century at the Assas Panthéon- Paris University. This conference was organized by AFNU in partnership with the Thucydide Center.

June 26th, 2020

The AFNU organized its first Webinar on the 75th anniversary of the creation of the United Nations. This event gathered the following speakers:

● Bernard MIYET, President of the AFNU, former Under-Secretary General of the UN for peacekeeping missions

● Jean-Marc de LA SABLIÈRE, former France Permanent Representative to the UN Security Council (2002-2007)

● Sandra SZUREK, Emeritus Professor at the University Paris-Nanterre

● Jean-Maurice RIPERT, former France Permanent Representative to the UN Security Council (2007-2009), former Under-Secretary General of the United Nations and Ambassador of France to Russia and China

● Guillaume DEVIN, Professor at Sciences Po Paris

● Jean-Marc SERE-CHARLET, Deputy Director of the United Nations, International Organizations, Human Rights and Francophony at the French Foreign Affairs Ministry

March 09th, 2020

Diplomats #11: French Southern and Antarctic Lands. 

With Mrs. Cecile POZZO DI BORGO, former Ambassador, Administrator of the French Southern and Antarctic Lands. 

Conference organised by AFNU in partnership with the Thucydide Centre. 

March 02nd, 2020

Diplomats : The Great Debate 

On Monday 02 March, AFNU, in partnership with the Thucydides Centre, organized a major debate on "The United Nations and Internet Governance". 

- The first panel discussion focused on "the institutional role of the United Nations in Internet governance"

- The second panel discussion focused on "The United Nations and Internet Governance: Normative and Policy Issues". 

February 03rd, 2020

Diplomats #10: Can we still talk about an Arab world?
With Mr. Yves Aubin de la Messuzière, Ambassador and former Director North Africa and Middle East at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
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 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).

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CALENDAR

October 20th, 2020

General Dominique TRINQUAND took part in a Webinar on security and defense issues organized by the student association Sorbonne pour les Nations Unies (SONU). He described his role as Chief of the French military mission to the UN from 2006 to 2008.

October 15th, 2020

Ambassador Yves DOUTRIAUX, member of the Executive Board of AFNU delivered a speech on : “soft-diplomacy and world influence” in a conference organized by the Centre mondial pour la paix of Verdun.

Watch the video by clicking on the image.

September 18th, 2020

Sciences Po Paris and the Association Sciences Po Nations Unies (SPNU), invited the President of AFNU, Ambassador Bernard Miyet, former Under-Secretary General of the UN to a “diplomatic breakfast”. Ambassador Bernard Miyet shared his long experience and described his career, but stressed also the challenges the UN is facing today. He highlighted the importance of the participation of youth for the UN system, and the defence of multilateralism.

February 28th, 2020

Mr Pierre Ménat, former Ambassador to Romania, Poland and the Netherlands, specialist in European affairs, representing the French Association for the United Nations (AFNU), spoke at the opening ceremony of the Sciences Po Lille International MUN Model UN on Friday 28 February at the Préfecture du Nord in the company of Mr Pierre Mathiot, Director of Sciences Po Lille and Ms Irène Peucelle, Regional Councillor for the Hauts-de-France. The Ambassador was able to exchange with the students on European issues.

February 9th, 2020

Ambassador Yves Aubin de la Messuzière, former Director of the North Africa and Middle East section of the Quai d'Orsay, representative of the Association Française pour les Nations Unies (AFNU), participated in the opening ceremony of the Model UN of the RIMUN association of Sciences Po Reims students at the Reims City Hall in the presence of Mr Frédéric Mion, Director of Sciences Po and Ms Lauren Bleakney, Head of Political Affairs at the US Embassy in Paris. Ambassador Aubin de la Messuzière was able to exchange with Sciences Po students about the crisis in Yemen and the future of the United Nations. 

January 29th, 2020

​Claire Brisset, Vice-president of the French Association for the United Nations, Director of Information at UNICEF for 12 years, spoke with Sciences Po Lille students at a conference organized by UNICEF Sciences Po Lille on the subject "The rights of the child, an unfinished construction", through the history of the concept, its progress and the current tensions around this issue.

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INTERNATIONAL COOPERATIONS

September 17th, 2020

Invited by the United Nations Association of Germany, Mr. Charles TENEBAUM, Associate Professor at Sciences Po Lille, specialized on international mediation, represented the United Nations Association of France (AFNU) at an online conference about digital peacebuilding, along representatives of the German association, as well as Fabrizio HOCHSCHILD-DRUMMOND, Special advisor to the UN Secretary General for the commemoration of the 75th Anniversary of the UN, and other members of UN agencies. Following is the link to the conference:

https://dgvn.de/aktivitaeten/einzelansicht/the-peace-we-want-workshop-digital-and-peaceful/

June 26th, 2020

Richard Narich, Secretary General of the AFNU, took part as moderator to the webinar organized by the US Association for United Nations, San Francisco Chapter, on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the UN Charter.

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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