Second Paris Peace Forum, 11 – 13 November 2019
After the first Paris Peace Forum in November 2018, this year’s event will be held from 11 to 13 November 2019, at the Grande Halle de La Villette, Paris.
The Paris Peace Forum continues to work as a force for mobilization – bringing together all stakeholders – and as an incubator to drive concrete global governance solutions to address the ongoing challenges concerning world order and attacks on multilateralism.
The Paris Peace Forum is part of the momentum launched by French President, Emmanuel Macron, to reaffirm the importance of multilateralism and collective action in facing current challenges.
The second Paris Peace Forum will feature the same elements that made the first forum a successful and unique event with the same:
- objectives : encouraging international cooperation and collective action for a peaceful world;
- approaches : presentations, discussions and progress on innovative, real-world solutions;
- ambitions : enhancing, rethinking or creating new rules, standards and best practices.
The call for projects aims to identify projects and initiatives led by various players in global governance which may be advanced in the design phase or the beginning of the implementation phase.
The Paris Peace Forum is designed to be an incubator to drive global governance solutions centred around six themes:
- peace and security,
- new technologies,
- the inclusive economy,
- culture and education (new theme for 2019).
The selected projects will be presented during the Forum. This unique event will be an opportunity for project leaders to meet leaders and potential partners, speak with participants from around the world and benefit from media attention.
For the first Paris Peace Forum, 860 applications from 116 countries and 20 international organizations were received. 121 projects were shortlisted to be presented and discussed during the event and, of those, 10 were selected to receive year-long support. These projects include:
- projects offering normative solutions to transnational problems, such as the Digital Democracy Charter by Luminate which encourages States to adopt a series of principles guaranteeing the quality of information on the Internet and processing of data in accordance with public liberties;
- projects offering new tools, such as the World Benchmarking Alliance by Index Initiative which aims to measure businesses’ impact on the Sustainable Development Goals;
- projects focused on governance of common spaces, like Antarctica 2020 led by a diverse group of high-level influencers aiming to protect over 7 million km2 of Southern Ocean by 2020;
- local projects with potential to be reproduced in other areas of the world, such as the Climate Resilient Zero-Budget Natural Farming project in India, implemented by the government of Andhra Pradesh and proposing an innovative, scalable model of regenerative agriculture.
This three-day event will be held at the Grande Halle in La Villette, Paris from 11 to 13 November 2019.
The Forum is chaired by Pascal Lamy. Justin Vaïsse has been appointed Managing Director of the Forum and will take over on 18 March 2019.