Funded by private and public partners, the Paris Peace Forum is pleased to announce its first benefactors: AXA, Daphne Recanati Kaplan and Thomas S. Kaplan, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit, Global Challenges Foundation, Microsoft and Open Society Foundations.
Six partners representing institutions, governmental and non-governmental organizations, philanthropists chose to make a stand for a fair world, a more cooperative international system and better managed global public assets.
AXA is an international insurance leader which contributes to build a safer and a fairer world at a global scale in the long term by protecting individuals and companies. The priorities at the heart of AXA’s social responsibility includes environment and climate change, health risk prevention and a responsible use of its customer data; they fully reflect the five challenges which will be on the Paris Peace Forum agenda.
Daphne Recanati Kaplan & Thomas S. Kaplan
The promotion of universal values through bold multinational partnerships that span the cultural divide has been the cornerstone of Daphne Recanati Kaplan and Thomas S. Kaplan’s philanthropic lives. These efforts range from the creation of Panthera’s Global Alliance for Wild Cats, which brings together committed Chinese, Indian, Gulf Arab and American donors; bestowing landmark exhibitions of the art of Rembrandt at The Louvre and the national museums of China and Russia; and their engagement with the International Alliance for the Protection of Heritage in Conflict Areas (ALIPH). Partnering with the Paris Peace Forum reflects their deep-seated desire to foster humanism and to support inclusive and innovative models for problem-solving.
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)
As a German Federal Enterprise providing, amongst others, services in the field of international development cooperation, GIZ is particularly interested in governance solutions brought within the framework of fragile contexts. Building upon the strengths, skills and resources that public and private partners can achieve valuable impact, the collaboration with the Paris Peace Forum is for GIZ a unique chance to complement the international exchange of experience about peace and security and to see it in the broader framework of the Sustainable Development Goals of the Agenda 2030.
Global Challenges Foundation (GCF)
The GCF facilitates changes to the global governance system that would enable better mitigation of global catastrophic risks, such as climate change and nuclear war. In collaboration with others, the GCF fosters a demand for change and generates plausible alternatives. Through its partnership with the Paris Peace Forum, the GCF hopes to provide the community of governance innovators with a platform to present their solutions, receive feedback and mobilize other stakeholders around an innovative change agenda.
The last cyberattacks such as “Not Petya” and “Wannacry” not only assaulted civil society, public entities and companies but also deeply damaged structures underlying our democratic processes. Microsoft therefore chose to mobilize for digital peace. With the Paris Peace Forum, Microsoft aims to trigger a dialogue on how to protect people from the risks they face in the digital age as well as to stimulate a multi-stakeholder approach, empowering citizens, NGOs, governments and industry to design concrete, innovative and sustainable solutions to cyberthreats.
Open Society Foundations
As a global funding network that supports several thousand civil society groups around the world, the Open Society Foundations are committed to the values that the Forum represents. Recognizing that global challenges cannot be solved by national governments alone, Open Society is partnering with the Paris Peace Forum to affirm the role of civil society actors and NGOs working to ensure that everyone has a say in the decisions that affect them.