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
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 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.
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
Vice-President, President of the Academic College, relations with universities and research centers
Journalist, Director of Publishing and Relations of Le Monde Diplomatique, in charge of the relations with the press
Secretary General and in charge of international relations, including WFUNA
Treasurer, membership, deputy to the Secretary General for administrative issues, relations with students
Vice President, relations with companies, sponsoring