AFNU

The French Association for the United Nations promotes UN values in France and brings together friends of the Association, in particular individuals from civil society, politics, diplomacy, media, research and business.

The following four missions constitute the pillars of AFNU’s activities over the next few years:

  • Promote values of the United Nations and multilateralism, in particular among younger generations

 

  • Bring together associations who work in the field of the United Nations, along with diplomats, researchers and journalists in this field.

 

  • Inform French citizens and residents on current news of the United Nations in partnership with UNRIC
     

  • Aim to serve as a place of reflection and debate on the United Nations and their activities

MISSION

AND VALUES

 

OUR PARTNERS

Le CERI (International Research Centre – Centre de recherches Internationales)

Le CERI (International Research Centre – Centre de recherches Internationales) CERI is the joint research centre of Sciences Po and the French National Research Center (CNRS). This centre is dedicated to the study of global issues, both internationally and regionally.

 

AFNU regularly organises conferences with CERI, focusing on feedback from officials of international or national organisations willing to share their professional experience and expertise.

ENS

ENS is a selective higher education establishment that trains researchers and teachers in the literary, scientific and technological fields.

 

Our partnership with ENS involves annual conferences (UN debates), allowing participants to deliver their thoughts on United Nations issues, its evolution and reforms.

Centre Thucydide – Analysis and Research in International Relations

Centre Thucydide is the research centre of University Paris II Pathéon-Assas. The centre primarily focuses on peace and international security in its different dimensions.

 

In partnership with Centre Thucydide, we host a conference entitled “World of Diplomats” that aims to deliver reflections on the professional sphere of diplomacy and international actions.

 

HISTORY

AFNU finds its origin from the creation of the French Association for the League of Nations (AFSDN) on November 10, 1918. Léon Bourgeois was the first President of the Association, Senator, twelve times Minister and President of Council under the third Republic.

 

After the failure of the League of Nations, the tragedies of WWII, and the foundation of the United Nations on October 1945, AFSDN became the French Association for the United Nations (AFNU). Our Association's origins date back almost a century, recognizing a long and distinguished history in the service of peace and the people.

 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

 THE BOARD

Bernard Miyet
President
Sandra Szurek
Vice-President, President of the Academic College, relations with universities and research centers 
Richard Narich
Secretary General and in charge of international relations, including WFUNA
Claire Brisset
Vice-President
Aurélie Motta - Rivey
Vice President, relations with companies, sponsoring

Staff

Jérémy Mercier
Development Officer

Théo Contet

Assistant

 

Executive Committee

Isabelle Anatole-Gabriel
International civil servant (UNESCO) and historian
Christine Chanet
Honorary Adviser to the Court of Cassation, lawyer at the Paris Bar
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Emmanuel Decaux
Professor emeritus in public law at the University of Paris II, member of the CNCDH, specialist in human rights.
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Régis De Gouttes
First Honorary Advocate General at the Court of Cassation, Professor and Member of the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance
Bernard Miyet
President of  AFNU, Minister Plenipotentiary, former Assistant-Secretary-General of the United Nations for peace-keeping operations
Delphine Placidi-Frot
Professor of Political Sciences at the University Paris-Sud
Claire Brisset
Former journalist, and Human Rights’ activist
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Eric Chenut
Vice President of the MGEN Group, Partnerships and Health Strategies 
Guillaume Devin
Political Sciences Professor at Sciences Po Paris
Jean-Christian Cady
Treasurer of AFNU, former Prefect and Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations
François Clemenceau
Chief Editor at the ‘’Journal du Dimanche’’
Antoine Evennou
Deputy Director of the cabinet of Mr. ATTAL, Secretary of State to the Minister of National Education and Youth
Bruno Julien-Laferrière
Chairman of the Board of Banque Transatlantique
Aurélie Motta - Rivey
Vice President of  AFNU, former Advisor to the Director General of UNESCO, CEO of SOCIETER
Jean-Maurice Ripert
Ambassador of France, former Permanent Representative of France to the Security Council, former Under Secretary General of the United Nations
Jean-Marc de La Sablière
Ambassador of France, former Permanent Representative of France to the Security Council, vice-president of the AFNU
Richard Narich
Secretary General of  AFNU, and in charge of international relations, including WFUNA, Minister Plenipotentiary, former Ambassador
Général Patrice Sartre
Former head of the military Mission of France to the Security Council
Sandra Szurek
Vice President of the AFNU, Professor Emeritus of the University of Paris-Nanterre

Academic College

Sandra Szurek
President of the Academic College, Vice President of  AFNU, Professor Emeritus of the University of Paris-Nanterre
Mélanie Albaret
Professor of Political Sciences at the University of Auvergne and doctor in Political Science (international relations) at the Paris Institute of political studies
Clémentine Bories
Associate Professor at the University Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense
Daniel Compagnon  
Professor of Political Sciences at the Institute of political science of Bordeaux since 2000
Guillaume Devin
Professor of Political Sciences at Sciences Po Paris
Julian Fernandez
Professor of Law at the University of Paris 2, co-director of the M2 International Criminal Justice and deputy director of the Annuaire Français de Relations Internationales (AFRI)
Evelyne Lagrange
Professor of Public Law at the University Paris 1 (Panthéon-Sorbonne) since 2007
Philippe Lagrange
Professor of Public Law at the University of Poitiers, Dean of the Law and Social Sciences Faculty
Franck Latty
Associate Professor of the Law Faculty (2008), Professor at the University of Paris Nanterre
Chloé Maurel
Former student at Ecole normale supérieure,  Professor , PhD Student in History
Delphine Placidi-Frot
Professor of Political Sciences at the University Paris-Sud
Anne-Thida Norodom
Professor of Public Law at the University of Rouen since 2010, co-director of the University Centre of Legal Studies, Rouen
Franck Petiteville
Professor of Political Sciences at the Political Studies Institute of Grenoble
Charles Tenenbaum
Lecturer of Political Sciences at Sciences Po Lille
Simon Tordjman
Lecturer of Political Sciences at the Institute of political science  of Toulouse, member of the Research Laboratory on politics and social sciences
Muriel Ubeda-Saillard
Professor at the University of Lille, Director of the M2 International Criminal Justice. 

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