Aix ONU is one of the most prestigious societies of the Institut d’Études Politiques of Aix-en-Provence. Its objective is to show how the United Nations Institutions work through simulations linked with current global issues. Since its founding in 2008, the events it organises have become essential to the life of the IEP.
The team is composed of eight permanent members, all students in second year, except one in fourth year. Membership is open to everyone (IEP students and external students). We allow students to come together and share their knowledge of diplomacy and current events during weekly simulations organised within the IEP. They are conducted in French and English, our goal being to acquire a diplomatic English.
The key event of the society is the Aix MUN. Each year, for a weekend, students from many universities in the PACA region and beyond meet for a Model United Nations in the colours of Provence.
Aix ONU has been fortunate enough to participate for more than six years in the Harvard World Model United Nations. The World MUN is a global event, organized by Harvard University, which brings together more than three thousand students. In 2019, the Harvard World MUN celebrated its 28th year in Madrid: it was an unforgettable event!
In 2022, Aix ONU took part to the URUMUN, organised by Utrecht university.