Second Paris Peace Forum, 12 and 13 November 2019 [fr]
After the first Paris Peace Forum in November 2018, this year’s event will be held on 12 and 13 November 2019, at the Grande Halle de La Villette, Paris.
The Paris Peace Forum is continuing, against a difficult backdrop for multilateralism, to mobilize and bring together all stakeholders to confront the challenges of the organization of the world. It works as an incubator to drive projects and launch new initiatives.
How? By offering concrete solutions focused on peace, security, development, the environment, new technologies, the inclusive economy and culture and education.
The Paris Peace Forum contributes to the momentum launched by French President, Emmanuel Macron, to reaffirm the importance of multilateralism and collective action. The second forum will focus on the same three priorities that made the first forum a success:
- 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 projects and initiatives are selected through a call for projects. They can be put forward by various global governance players whether they are at an advanced stage in their design or in the initial implementation phase.
The Second Paris Peace Forum has received nearly 700 proposals from 115 countries worldwide. The projects are from a wide variety of global governance players including governments, international organizations, NGOs, businesses, development agencies, foundations, philanthropic bodies, religious groups, associations, think thanks and universities.
Some 120 of these initiatives will be presented during the Forum from 12 to 13 November 2019 and may be consulted on the Forum website. This event will be an opportunity for project leaders to meet leaders and potential partners, speak with participants from around the world and enjoy media attention.
Ten projects will be selected and supported throughout the year. They will receive, for example, tailor-made support for their advocacy work, communication or organizational development. The results will be evaluated by the monitoring committee and presented during the third Forum.
The forum will be held at the Grande Halle de la Villette on 12 and 13 November 2019.
The Forum is chaired by Pascal Lamy. Justin Vaïsse has been appointed as Director-General.
French Ambassador participation to the panel on "The Future is Female: Achieving Women’s Economic Empowerment"
Women’s economic empowerment is a key condition to achieving sustainable development. Despite efforts to change perspectives such as the SDGs, women continue to be underrepresented in all economic areas. They are underprivileged when it comes to owning land or controlling production assets. In many developing countries in particular, women have little or no access to the labor market. How do we change this situation? Join this session alongside several top female decision-makers to discuss how to strengthen the role of women in the global economy.
For further information: https://parispeaceforum.org/fr/