MEDMUN 2022

Mediterranean Model United Nations

  • Menton, France
  • 11 Place St. Julien
  • Apr 01 - Apr 03, 2022
  • 400 Delegates
  • €65.00 Fee
  • Delegate Applications
    29 Oct 2021 - 07 Mar 2022
  • Chair Applications
    29 Oct 2021 - 13 Dec 2021
  • Delegation Applications
    29 Oct 2021 - 07 Mar 2022

The tenth edition of the Mediterranean Model United Nations (MEDMUN) will be held from the 1st to the 3rd of April 2022 in Menton. 

MEDMUN is a challenging United Nations simulation hosted by the Middle Eastern and Mediterranean studies Campus de Menton of Sciences Po Paris. It tackles the complex political, economic and social issues facing Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, and North African countries today.

MEDMUN is held in one of Europe’s leading Political Science and International Relations universities, one of France’s “Grandes Ecoles” and constantly strives to provide students of diverse academic and social backgrounds with an opportunity to better understand the world of diplomacy and international affairs, as well as the dynamics of the United Nations.

For our 10th anniversary, we decided to think big : Spanish will be added to the five existing languages committees : Arabic, French, English, Italian and Turkish. We are more than happy to introduce an International Criminal Court and an Ad Hoc committee as well. Finally, in addition to our world class keynote speaker during the closing and opening ceremonies, each committee will welcome its own guest speaker, who will discuss the topics the delegates will be debating.

To move towards a brighter future, it is always important to understand the past. This year, the MEDMUN 2022 board therefore chose the theme: “10 years of MEDMUN, exploring Mediterranean affairs 2012/2021.” We want our delegates to dive into the major crises in the MENA region, understand its conflicts, and if and how they could have been prevented or better handled.

Committees will feature the dedicated UN forums and NGOs. Many of us have been preoccupied with security and freedom over the past decades, and the Mediterranean and the Middle Eastern regions are facing decisive challenges. A great emphasis will be placed on promoting common ground among our delegates and a global view to foster the importance of civil societies in the international agenda. 

MEDMUN not only promises a unique academic experience, but also an opportunity to build friendships and network in a dynamic atmosphere.


Rating

4.2 out of 5

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This is a Top Rated series of conferences - it has consistently been rated with 4 or more stars!

Other Editions

2021 4.28
2020 4.18
2019 4.28
2018 4.03
2017 4.25

Organizers

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Committees
UNESCO - Organisation des Nations unies pour l'éducation, la science et la culture (Niveau débutant)
UNESCO - Organisation des Nations unies pour l'éducation, la science et la culture (Niveau débutant)

Topics

  • Contrer la menace terroriste sur les vestiges du patrimoine mésopotamien (Syrie, Irak) : un défi global.
  • Quelle réponse commune face à la destruction de la vieille ville et de la citadelle d’Alep en Juillet 2012 ?
PNUD - Programme des Nations unies pour le développement (Niveau intermédiaire)
PNUD - Programme des Nations unies pour le développement (Niveau intermédiaire)

Topics

  • Comment lutter contre la dépendance de certains pays arabe vis-à-vis des énergies fossiles tout en leur permettant de construire un modèle économique basé sur le développement durable ?
  • Combattre les discriminations ethniques, linguistiques et religieuses en Irak et en Syrie après la libération de nombreuses villes du joug de l’EI en 2014.
HCNUR - Haut Commissariat des Nations unies pour les réfugiés (Niveau advancé)
HCNUR - Haut Commissariat des Nations unies pour les réfugiés (Niveau advancé)

Topics

  • Gérer les mouvements migratoires au lendemain de la prise de Kaboul par les talibans : un enjeu supranational.
  • Face à l’ampleur de la vague migratoire issue du Proche-Orient, l’accord de 2016 entre la Turquie et l’Union Européenne est-il encore pertinent ?
Assemblée générale des Nations Unies sur les femmes (En ligne)
Assemblée générale des Nations Unies sur les femmes (En ligne)

Topics

  • L’analphabétisme des femmes au Moyen Orient: un problème structurel ?
  • Les manifestations à Amman, Jordanie en 2018 pour une participation plus accrue des femmes à la vie économique : l’enjeu crucial de l’accès au marché du travail.
UNEP - United Nations Environment Programme (Online - Beginner Level)
UNEP - United Nations Environment Programme (Online - Beginner Level)

Topics

  • The future of carbon emissions and natural–gas-dependency in relation to SDG7.
  • The effects of climate change on natural resources and politics in the MENA region, 2019
ECOSOC - United Nations Economic and Social Council (Intermediate Level I)
ECOSOC - United Nations Economic and Social Council (Intermediate Level I)

Topics

  • The Khartoum Massacre (2019).
  • The issue of COVID vaccine distribution in areas of conflict and extremist states (2021).
UNHRC - United Nations Human Rights Council (Intermediate Level II)
UNHRC - United Nations Human Rights Council (Intermediate Level II)

Topics

  • The Kafala (Sponsorship) System.
  • Ghouta Chemical Attack (2013).
UNSC - United Nations Security Council (Advanced Level)
UNSC - United Nations Security Council (Advanced Level)

Topics

  • The Qatari Diplomatic Crisis and Blockade (2017).
  • Threats to international peace and security caused by terrorist acts.
Ad Hoc Committee (Advanced Level)
Ad Hoc Committee (Advanced Level)

Topics

  • Being MEDMUN's most advanced committee, Ad Hoc aims to bring the most experienced delegates together for a demanding but rewarding 3 days at Menton. A crisis committee in its essence, Ad Hoc delegates are only informed of the topic and their assigned positions at the beginning of the conference, making everything much more surprising and challenging. Since prior preparation and topic-specific research is impossible for this committee, we encourage the most qualified and experienced delegates to apply. Get ready for a committee full of surprises!
ICJ - International Court of Justice
ICJ - International Court of Justice

Topics

  • Islamic Republic of Iran v. United States of America - Aerial Incident of July 1988. On 3 July 1988, Iran Air Flight 655 was on its way from Bandar Abbas airport in Iran to Dubai International Airport when it suddenly crashed into the Strait of Hormuz, resulting in the deaths of all 290 occupants. The culprit was a surface-to-air missile fired from the USS Vincennes, whose crew had mistaken the passenger flight for an attacking F-14 Tomcat plane. At the time of this “aerial incident,” the Iran-Iraq War had been raging for eight years. The US, allied with Iraq, had entered Iranian waters before the time of the attack. The US however initially claimed that it had been in international waters and that the Vincennes had acted in “self-defense,” while expressing regret for the civilian casualties. Iran accused the US of violating the 1944 Chicago Convention on International Civil Aviation and 1971 Montreal Convention for the Suppression of Unlawful Acts against the Safety of Civil Aviation. Iran promptly instituted proceedings against the US in the International Court of Justice, where the two states reached a settlement in which the US recognized its culpability and paid ex gratia $61.8 million USD in compensation to the families of the Iranian victims.
CPI - Cour pénale internationale
CPI - Cour pénale internationale

Topics

  • "Le procès de Omar Al-Bachir et le conflit ravageur du Darfour." Pour la toute première fois depuis sa création, MEDMUN se verra pour l’édition 2021-2022 organiser la première simulation de la Cour Pénale Internationale ! Cette juridiction internationale permanente est chargée d’enquêter et de juger des individus accusés d’avoir perpétré des crimes de génocide, des crimes de guerre, des crimes d’aggression ainsi que des crimes contre l’humanité. Omar Al-Bachir est l'ex-président du Soudan. Il a régné sur le pays pendant 30 ans avant d'être contraint de quitter le pouvoir en 2019 après une exacerbation des manifestations populaires. En 2009 et 2010, la Cour pénale internationale a exigé sa comparution devant la Cour, pour des faits liés à la guerre du Darfour de 2003. Le comité Cour Pénale Internationale propose cette année une simulation de son procès. N'ayant pas encore été transféré à La Haye, son affaire est toujours en cours à la vraie CPI.
UpM - Unione per il Mediterraneo
UpM - Unione per il Mediterraneo

Topics

  • Lo sviluppo di misure efficaci per prevenire e contrastare il finanziamento di organizzazioni criminali organizzate attraverso il traffico di droga.
  • La creazione di un nuovo accordo tra stati europei e della regione MENA volto a regolare il picco nel flusso migratorio libico verso l’Europa del 2015.
جامعة الدول العربية
جامعة الدول العربية

Topics

  • الأزمة الدبلوماسية بين المغرب والجزائر: كيف يتم تسوية هذا الصراع الدائم؟
  • ما هي تداعيات عودة طالبان في أفغانستان على الشرق الأوسط؟
SEGIB - Secretaría General Iberoamericana
SEGIB - Secretaría General Iberoamericana

Topics

  • Cuba desde la cooperación hasta el embargo. Iniciativas desde latinoamérica.
  • Por un futuro de los pueblos indígenas en Latinoamérica: retos pendientes para la garantía de sus derechos y por la justicia social.
SOCHUM - Sosyal, İnsani ve Kültürel Komite
SOCHUM - Sosyal, İnsani ve Kültürel Komite

Topics

  • 2020 yılında COVID-19 pandemisinin kadına şiddet ve kadın cinayetlerine etkisi, İstanbul Sözleşmesi
  • Ayasofya’nın tarihi önemi: bir kültürel birleşim noktası mı yoksa bitmez bir siyasi tartışma mı?
Crisis - Ottoman Empire 2.0 (Pro-Ottoman Cabinet)
Crisis - Ottoman Empire 2.0 (Pro-Ottoman Cabinet)

Topics

  • It’s 2030 and Erdogan is turning 76. In a moment of existential crisis for his country he decides to set in motion one of the most well-thought-out and secret plans of his presidency: the rebirth of the Ottoman Empire. Historically, this empire ruled over much of the Middle East and parts of Eastern Europe for centuries, bringing stability and prosperity to the region. A coalition of countries plans to reestablish it as it once was through diplomacy as well as military force. By acting as if this reformation is the only way to break away from the epic cycles of violence, destruction and economic collapse the region has been facing for so long, they force all countries in the region to take a side, creating potential for a global conflict.
Crisis - Ottoman Empire 2.0 (Anti-Ottoman Cabinet)
Crisis - Ottoman Empire 2.0 (Anti-Ottoman Cabinet)

Topics

  • It’s 2030 and Erdogan is turning 76. In a moment of existential crisis for his country he decides to set in motion one of the most well-thought-out and secret plans of his presidency: the rebirth of the Ottoman Empire. Historically, this empire ruled over much of the Middle East and parts of Eastern Europe for centuries, bringing stability and prosperity to the region. A coalition of countries plans to reestablish it as it once was through diplomacy as well as military force. By acting as if this reformation is the only way to break away from the epic cycles of violence, destruction and economic collapse the region has been facing for so long, they force all countries in the region to take a side, creating potential for a global conflict.
Crisis - Lebanon (Pro-government Cabinet)
Crisis - Lebanon (Pro-government Cabinet)

Topics

  • The future of Middle Eastern relations is at stake due to Lebanese crises and instability. Lebanese people are more divided than ever, discontent is prominent within the population and violence is widely spread. Lebanon is on the verge of deciding, either sign a peace treaty with Israel or follow what Hezbollah and Iran have long been wanting, and become an Islamic country. Lebanon should now take this historic decision to ensure the stability of the country, after famine has spread and most of the Lebanese population has come under the poverty line. Economic interests, past alliances and future possible deals all play a role in the future of Lebanon and its population. Furthermore, power struggles and hunger for control, individual aims and personalities influence relations between the leaders and the community. Many members of the Lebanese community do not agree with either option, but the decision is inevitable and it will permanently determine future international relations, not only in the Middle East but even with World’s main powers. In this committee, political, religious and military leaders, as well as ordinary people, activists and members of the international community will be present in the fight for Lebanon’s future. Will they protect their personal interests, will economics prevail or will international pressure play the decisive role? Is a peaceful future possible for the Lebanese community?
Crisis - Lebanon (Anti-government Cabinet)
Crisis - Lebanon (Anti-government Cabinet)

Topics

  • The future of Middle Eastern relations is at stake due to Lebanese crises and instability. Lebanese people are more divided than ever, discontent is prominent within the population and violence is widely spread. Lebanon is on the verge of deciding, either sign a peace treaty with Israel or follow what Hezbollah and Iran have long been wanting, and become an Islamic country. Lebanon should now take this historic decision to ensure the stability of the country, after famine has spread and most of the Lebanese population has come under the poverty line. Economic interests, past alliances and future possible deals all play a role in the future of Lebanon and its population. Furthermore, power struggles and hunger for control, individual aims and personalities influence relations between the leaders and the community. Many members of the Lebanese community do not agree with either option, but the decision is inevitable and it will permanently determine future international relations, not only in the Middle East but even with World’s main powers. In this committee, political, religious and military leaders, as well as ordinary people, activists and members of the international community will be present in the fight for Lebanon’s future. Will they protect their personal interests, will economics prevail or will international pressure play the decisive role? Is a peaceful future possible for the Lebanese community?
Crise - Siège de Bagdad en 1258 (Cabinet mongolien)
Crise - Siège de Bagdad en 1258 (Cabinet mongolien)

Topics

  • La brutalité et la violence de l’Empire Mongol sont connues de tous. Ils possédaient en plus une réputation pour la destruction des trésors intellectuels des Empires étrangers. Ainsi, lorsqu’ils arrivent aux portes de Bagdad, l'âge d'or islamique - marqué par la croissance rapide du savoir collectif, non seulement pour les musulmans, mais aussi pour tous les habitants de la région - est menacé. Les enjeux de cette crise sont considérables : si les habitants de Bagdad ne parviennent pas à trouver une solution significative au siège de Bagdad qui dure dix jours, des pans entiers de connaissances seront perdus par une destruction aveugle, des milliers de personnes périront et l'Islam se trouvera menacé de décentralisation et de sombrer dans l'obscurité.
Crise - Siège de Bagdad en 1258 (Cabinet abbasside)
Crise - Siège de Bagdad en 1258 (Cabinet abbasside)

Topics

  • La brutalité et la violence de l’Empire Mongol sont connues de tous. Ils possédaient en plus une réputation pour la destruction des trésors intellectuels des Empires étrangers. Ainsi, lorsqu’ils arrivent aux portes de Bagdad, l'âge d'or islamique - marqué par la croissance rapide du savoir collectif, non seulement pour les musulmans, mais aussi pour tous les habitants de la région - est menacé. Les enjeux de cette crise sont considérables : si les habitants de Bagdad ne parviennent pas à trouver une solution significative au siège de Bagdad qui dure dix jours, des pans entiers de connaissances seront perdus par une destruction aveugle, des milliers de personnes périront et l'Islam se trouvera menacé de décentralisation et de sombrer dans l'obscurité.