For more than 10 years now, AixONU has organized a Model United Nations (MUN) every year. It consists of United Nations committee simulations where each participant represents a country and defends their interests on a certain issue for the duration of a week-end. Each delegate is invited to debate in English and to write resolutions in a committee setting, as a real UN representative would do.
Last year, AixMUN brought together a hundred students from Sciences Po, the University of Aix-Marseille, high schools but also from the Netherlands and other international students. Our society is more than happy to have the opportunity to organize this event this year and to allow young people from France and abroad to participate in this event.
The next conference will be held from the 12th of February to the 14th of February 2021 in the city centre of Aix-en-Provence.
Friday will be dedicated to the opening ceremony, with the intervention of personalities from the world of diplomacy while the debates will be held on Saturday and Sunday.
These dates are subject to change in the light of forthcoming presidential statements.
This year’s participants will have the choice between two committees in English and one in French, each dealing with a different subject all placed at the heart of the news.
The first committee is the Economic and Social Council (known as ECOSOC). The subject: implication in Covid-19 for an ageing population: adapt and rethink ageing after the pandemic.
The second, more specific, committee is the Human Rights Council (known as HRC). The debate will focus on protests and freedoms in times of Covid-19.
Finally, the UNESCO committee will host a discussion in French on the possibilities of consolidating peace using a shared resource, water.
How to join in?
Participating is easy: send us a message through our “Contact Us” page or sign up through mymun.com.
The price is set at € 35 for non-members, and € 25 for members. This rate includes the opening ceremony, the two days of simulations and the traditional social events as well as breakfast !
It isn’t necessary to have participated in MUN before to join.
For more info, don’t hesistate to contact us through our Facebook (AlexONU) page or through Instagram (@aixmun)