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.
“Bouncing back to a better planet": This is the motto under which the third Paris Peace Forum will take place from 11-13 November 2020. In the face of global challenges such as the COVID-19 pandemic, the Forum will focus on initiatives that bring together actors from politics, business, academia, and civil society to find common responses to the most pressing global issues.
As an active Founding Member of the Paris Peace Forum, Körber-Stiftung will host an interactive debate titled “Rise like a Phoenix: Multilateralism in a (Post-)COVID World”. The session will look at options to turn the current crisis into an opportunity for more effective multilateral cooperation. How can existing international institutions be made fit for dealing with a global environment in flux? Which new initiatives are needed to “build back better”? And who can be the drivers for such change?
Due to current COVID-19-related safety and hygiene regulations, the Paris Peace Forum 2020 will take place as a virtual event: the interactive debates and diverse networking opportunities with participants, speakers and stakeholders will be available on the Forum's online platform. Participants will also be able to learn about and interact with the 100 projects of the "Space for Solutions" virtually. As in previous years, project leaders could apply to present their innovative solutions for strengthening global governance at the Paris Peace Forum. During the Forum, an independent commission will select the ten projects with the greatest development potential. Subsequently, the members of the "Scale-up Committee" will accompany the work and development of these initiatives over the course of one year.
For the first time, the Paris Peace Forum 2020 programme will offer a "Business Track", linking business representatives with other actors of international cooperation in exclusive debate formats. The discussion will focus on the contributions of the business sector to the fight against the COVID-19, its effects, and other challenges.
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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.
Representative survey conducted for Körber-Stiftung shows attitudes of German public towards international co-operation