Initiated by the French President Emmanuel Macron, the Paris Peace Forum is concerned with the mechanisms and instruments that create and sustain peace. In innovative conference formats, Heads of State and Government, representatives of international organisations and members of the civil society (associations, NGOs, think tanks, media, companies etc.) discuss concrete projects, present initiatives and jointly seek feasible solutions. The debates focus on issues such as peace and security, environment, development, new technologies, inclusive economy, and culture and education. Selected projects will be supported by a Scale-up Committee, which will assist the project leaders to advance their advocacy, communication or organisational development activities over the course of one year. In doing so, the forum seeks to reinforce international cooperation, multilateralism, and – above all – global governance.
Körber-Stiftung is a Founding Member of the Paris Peace Forum, which is implemented by an association under French law (association loi de 1901). The other members are the French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs, the Institut français des relations internationales (IFRI), Institut Montaigne, Sciences Po, the Mo Ibrahim Foundation, the Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS), México Evalúa, the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) and the Foreign Policy Community of Indonesia (FPCI). In collaboration with a General Secretariat based in Paris, the Founding Members are responsible for the conception, organization, and implementation of the conference.
Further information can be found at: www.parispeaceforum.org.
After three editions, 25,000 participants in Paris and on the digital conference platform, 125 heads of state and government and 333 projects presented in the Space for Solutions, the Paris Peace Forum will convene again for the fourth time from 11 to 13 November 2021.
In the wake of the G20 Summit in Rome and the COP26 Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, this fourth edition will focus on addressing the multidimensional Covid-19 crisis in the long term, putting forward initiatives tackling the various gaps in global governance.
Due to current COVID-19-related safety regulations, the Forum will take place as a hybrid event: in-person participation at La Grande Halle de La Villette and a full online experience on the Forum’s digital platform.
As an active Founding Member of the Paris Peace Forum, Körber-Stiftung will fill this year’s Space for Innovation and conduct a foresight exercise on the global governance of artificial intelligence. This interactive exercise will provide participants with a playful way to think about the risks and benefits of artificial intelligence and to come up with innovative solutions to improve its governance.
The #SolutionsforPeace of the 4th edition
Until May 2021, project leaders could apply to this year’s universal Call for Projects in order to take part in the Space for Solutions. The 80 #SolutionsforPeace chosen by the Selection Committee tackle issues that will be at the heart of this edition:
- Fighting against the Covid-19 crisis
- Better governing the global commons
- Better governing the digital world
- Protecting the civic space in times of Covid-19
- Achieving equality between men and women
- Strengthening South-South cooperation
- Reforming capitalism through the impact economy
- Fighting fake news and threats to the press
Selected project leaders will showcase their initiative at the Forum and connect with experts and decision-makers active in their respective fields. In addition, the Paris Peace Forum Scale-up Committee will support the scaling up of the 10 most promising projects during 2022.
An international consensus for the post-Covid-19 world
Last but not least, in November 2020, IMF Director Kristalina Georgieva and French President Emmanuel Macron launched a global discussion on forging a new consensus for the post-Covid-19 world. This discussion on the principles that should guide international policy continued throughout 2021, with contributions from leaders and experts from around the world. On this occasion, Thomas Paulsen, member of the executive board of Körber-Stiftung, called for an inclusive multilateralism.
Paris Peace Forum 2020
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Paris Peace Forum 2019
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Paris Peace Forum 2018
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Further information is provided on the website of the Paris Peace Forum. It presents the individual project partners as well as the objective and the character of the conference. Representatives of the civil society and the media also find information here on how to participate in the event.
The COVID-19 pandemic and its repercussions are a painful reminder that we are increasingly facing global challenges that unilateral action cannot address. The Körber Multilateralism Lab aims to develop innovative approaches to shape the future of the multilateral order through confidential, virtual meetings.
The report of the Körber Multilateralism Lab offers innovative perspectives on a potential rescue and reboot of the multilateral system, and specific recommendations for the governance of global health, trade, security, and climate change.