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13/10/2020

About the United Nations General Assembly. A world political institution.

Sandra SZUREK, President of the Academic College of AFNU, summarized a book entitled «L'Assemblée générale des Nations Unies. Une institution politique mondiale”.

It describes the work of a poorly known body of the UN.

02/09/2020

What French and European diplomacy towards China ?

Jean-Maurice RIPERT, Ambassadeur de France, former Ambassador to China and member

of the AFNU Executive Board, took part in the radio programme “Débat du jour” on Radio

France Internationale (RFI) on Wednesday, September 2. The programme was broadcasted

just after the Chinese Minister for Foreign Affairs Wang Yi had ended his European Tour.

26/08/2020

From Notre-Dame to Hagia Sophia : is the sacred a political object like any other ?

Isabelle Anatole-Gabriel, member of the AFNU Executive Board took part in Le Temps du débat, a France Culture radio programme, this 27th of August. The programme was about Memory Heritage, and drew a comparison between France and Turkey.

02/04/2020

Call for a world ceasefire

M. Jérémy Mercier, Deputy Secretary General of AFNU, explains in this article the

importance of the call launched by the UN Secretary General for an immediate world

ceasefire.

The “worst is to come”. The Secretary General of the United Nations (UN), Antonio Guterres,

launched a call for an “immediate and world ceasefire” on the 23rd of March. He welcomed

the decision of the belligerents to support his call. He asked for words “peace”, “international

peace”, “diplomacy” and “ceasefire” could, eventually, to be translated into concrete acts on

ground.

19/05/2019

Ups and downs of multilateralism since 1945

Bernard Miyet,president of the UNA France, wrote this article about the history of multilateralism since 1945.

23/01/2019

A middle-East in mayhem

Denis Bauchard, former ambassador and former Advisor on Middle-East at IFRI institute published an article entitled "Un Moyen-Orient en chaos" in the December 2018 edition of the magazine "ENA hors les murs".

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INTERVIEWS

Interview with Jean-Marc de La Sablière (November 2015)

Former diplomat, former advisor to President Jacques Chirac from 2000 to 2002, Permanent Representative of France to the Security Council and Head of the French Permanent Mission to the United Nations from 2002 to 2007. From 2007 to 2011, he is Ambassador of France in Italy.

Interview with Nicolas Rivière (November 2015)

Director of Political Affairs and Security at the Quai D'Orsay since 2014, he began his career at the Department in charge of the United Nations, International Organizations and Human Rights. He then joined the Permanent Mission of France to the United Nations in New York. From 2011 to 2014, he is Director of the United Nations and International Organizations Department at the Quai D’Orsay.

Interview with Bernard Miyet (November 2015)

Former French diplomat, he started his career at the Department in charge of the United Nations and International Organizations in June 1976. He was then posted in Geneva as second counsellor at the Permanent Mission of France to the United Nations. He became director of the staff of the Secretary of State in charge of communication techniques in 1981.Consul General of France in Los Angeles in 1986, he became Deputy Director of the cultural, scientific and technical Department of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1989. He succeeded Mr. Kofi Annan as Deputy Secretary General at the Department of peace-keeping operations until 2000. He has been President of AFNU since 2013. Bernard Miyet also held several positions in the field of media and culture.

Interview with Philippe Douste-Blazy (November 2015)

Special Advisor to the Secretary-General of the United Nations and founding President of UNITAID, he was several times Minister of Jacques Chirac (Culture, Health, Foreign Affairs). Cardiologist, he is also a professor at the Medical School of Harvard since January 2016.

Interview of Aurélie Motta-Rivey (November 2015)

Director at Tilder , a communication agency, since October 2011, she is also Vice-President of  AFNU. She worked at the Press Service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs from 2005 to 2007 and became Spokesperson for the Permanent Mission of France to the United Nations from 2007 to 2009. She also served as advisor in press and communication at the Secretary of State for the Family and Solidarity from 2009 to 2010 and then at the Department of professional and vocational training from 2010 to 2011.

Interview with Michel Rocard (October 2015)

Great socialist and French political figure, Michel Rocard was Prime Minister of François Mitterrand from 1988 to 1991. He also served as Ambassador of France in charge of international negotiations for the Arctic and Antarctic areas from 2009 to his death.

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INTERNATIONAL DAYS

28/05/2020

International Day for UN Peacekeepers

On the occasion of the International Day for UN Peacekeepers, Mr. Jean-Pierre Lacroix,

Under-Secretary General of the UN for peacekeeping operations, shared his thoughts with

AFNU on the PKO today.

02/05/2020

World Press Freedom Day

On the occasion of the World Press Freedom Day, Christophe Deloire, Secretary Genera of Reporters without borders, gives to the AFNU his thoughts. 

23/04/2020

International Day of Multilateralism and Diplomacy for Peace

On the occasion of the International Day of Multilateralism and Diplomacy for Peace, Pascal Lamy, President of Paris Peace Forum, gives to the AFNU his thoughts. 

03/04/2020

International mine awareness day

On the occasion of the International mine awareness day, Agnès MARCAILLOU, Director of the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS), gives to the AFNU her thoughts.

More informations: https://www.unmas.org/en

24/03/2020

International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade

On the occasion of the International Day of Remembrance of the Victimes of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave, Mr Jean-Marc AYRAULT, former french Prime Minister, President of the Foundation for the memory of slavery, gives to the AFNU his thoughts.

07/03/2020

International Women Day

On the occasion of the International Women Day, Ms Celine Mas, President of ONU Femmes France, gives to the AFNU his thoughts.

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