3 days for better global governance: reviewing the success of the second edition

29 November 2019

More than 7,000 participants representing no less than 164 countries joined 33 heads of state and governement as well as 12 international organizations, convening for three days at La Grande Halle de La Villette at the second edition of the Paris Peace Forum to advance concrete global governance solutions.

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Announcing the 2019 Scale-up Projects

21 November 2019

Advancing governance initiatives Beyond serving as a unique annual gathering, the Paris Peace Forum aims to advance governance projects, and to demonstrate that it is still possible to improve the collective response to global challenges in a deteriorated international environment. At the end of the Forum, ten projects were chosen by a jury to benefit…

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2019 Program – What to expect and who you will see

8 November 2019

From the Soft Opening with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to the Opening Ceremony with President Emmanuel Macron, discover the program outline and key sessions throughout the 2 days of debates, and explore a selection of noteworthy speakers and participants! Program Highlights 11 November The first day of the 2019 Paris Peace Forum will feature the…

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Peaceful global governance solutions for an international system in crisis

As the crisis of the international system worsens, global cooperation is slowing with states competing and expanding military expenditures. International norms and human rights are disregarded, questioning international justice. Globalization lacks regulation, the Internet is dominated by abusive corporations, propagandists and hackers, and the race against global warming carries on.

The Paris Peace Forum was created to counter these tendencies and to convene all those among States and civil society that believe in collective action, multilateralism and the good stewardship of common public goods to address common challenges and maintain peace.

Peace is comprised of all solutions that help minimize international tensions: cooperation to fight climate change and resource scarcity, institutions to channel power rivalries and administer global public goods, justice to assuage grievances, and regulation to address inequalities and abuses of power.

The Paris Peace Forum is the annual international meeting for all actors of global governance initiated by French President Emmanuel Macron

"The world in which we live is being weakened by crises which are destabilizing our societies: the economic, environmental and climate crises and the migration challenge. Weakened by the resurgence of threats which could strike at any moment: terrorism, chemical and nuclear proliferation and cyber crime. Weakened by the return of grim passions – nationalism, racism, anti-Semitism, extremism – which call into question the future our peoples expect. That’s why we wanted to organize this Paris Peace Forum, which is destined to take place every year and draw together heads of state and government […] but also representatives of international organizations, non-governmental organizations, local authorities, voluntary organizations, businesses, foundations, intellectuals, journalists, activists;[…] everyone who makes up the world today and can change it."

Introductory speech by Emmanuel Macron, President of the French Republic, at the first edition of the Paris Peace Forum, 11 November 2018

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Facts and figures from
the 2018 Forum

The first edition of the Paris Peace Forum was held from 11 to 13 November 2018 at la Grande Halle de La Villette and convened actors from civil society around the world to advance concrete global governance solutions:

  • 65 Heads of State and Government as well as 10 leaders from internationals organizations attended the inauguration and led more than 40 bilateral meetings;
  • 121 project teams showcased their concrete solutions to international challenges;
  • 300 high-level speakers participated in interactive debates;
  • 80 high-tech enthusiasts took part in a three-day hackathon;
  • 700 journalists attended from around the globe to cover the event;
  • more than 6,000 representatives of NGOs, companies, foundations, philanthropic organizations, development agencies, religious groups, trade unions, think tanks, universities, and civil society at large.

Paris Peace Forum 2019
at a glance

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