Two services of the European Commission represent the European Union in the Circle of Partners of the Paris Peace Forum.
The Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development (DG DEVCO) plans and implements the European Union's development and international assistance policy and thematic measures aimed at reducing global poverty, promoting economic, social and environmental development and promoting democracy, the Rule of Law, good governance and respect for human rights, including through external assistance.
The mission of the Foreign Policy Instruments Service (FPI), in cooperation with the EEAS, is to carry out the EU's foreign policy actions, in particular by operationalizing the budget allocated to the Common Foreign and Security Policy and by applying the measures for conflict prevention and response financed by the Instrument contributing to stability and peace.
Established in 2018, Luminate is a global philanthropic organization with the goal of empowering people and institutions to work together to build just and fair societies. Luminate funds and supports non-profit and for-profit organizations and advocates for policies and actions that will help people participate in and shape the issues affecting their lives, and make those in power more transparent, responsive, and accountable. The Paris Peace Forum offers a good network to support Luminate’s direct policy advocacy work, as well as the work of its investees.
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.
Qatar Foundation (QF) is a non-profit organization comprising more than 50 entities that are focused on education, research, and community development. Their unique ecosystem—supported by partnerships with leading international institutions—is built on initiatives that address Qatar’s most pressing challenges, create global opportunities, and empower people to shape our present and future.
Founded and guided by His Highness the Aga Khan, the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) brings together a number of development agencies, institutions and programmes that work primarily in the poorest parts of Asia and Africa. A central feature of the AKDN’s approach to development is to deign and implement strategies in which its different agencies participate in particular settings to hemp those in need achieve a level or self-reliance an improve the quality of life.
Auditoire is a global brand experience agency that transforms conversations and enhances the interaction between organizations, brands and their communities. Auditoire is proud to assist the Paris Peace Forum in the development of the Forum program, the digital communication as well as the full production and logistic of this outstanding event.
Ford Foundation believes in the inherent dignity of all people. But around the world, too many people are excluded from the political, economic and social institutions that shape their lives. In addressing this reality, it is guided by a vision of social justice – a world in which all individuals, communities, and peoples work toward the full expression of their human rights; are active participants in the decisions that affect them; share equitably in the resources of society; and are free to achieve their full potential. For eighty years, Ford Foundation’s mission has been to reduce poverty and injustice, strengthen democratic values, promote international cooperation, and advance human achievement. Social movements are built upon individual leadership, strong institutions, and innovative, often high-risk ideas. Ford Foundation works with a sense of urgency but recognize that meaningful change requires investment over time in those living closest to the problems. Therefore, Ford Foundation focuses on strengthening civil society at every level through supporting participation by people of diverse backgrounds and life experiences. Ford Foundation also collaborates with governments, the private sector, academia, and the creative community. Ford Foundation is acutely aware of the changing global context and its commitment to supporting a rule-based global order and democratic values is unwavering. It is this approach that leads Ford Foundation to support the Paris Peace Forum and the potential for meaningful collaboration in the pursuit of social justice.
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.
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.
Groupe ADP develops and manages airports, including Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Paris-Orly and Paris-Le Bourget. In 2018, the group handled through its brand Paris Aéroport more than 105 million passengers and 2.3 million metric tonnes of freight and mail at Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Paris-Orly, and more than 176 million passengers in airports abroad through its subsidiary ADP International. In 2018, group revenue stood at €4,478 million and net income at €610 million.
Development policy is undergoing deep transformation. In France, the Agence française de développement (AFD) is the platform of this policy. Where all the initiatives meet, from the micro to the macro, all the actors, public and private, national and international and all instruments, financing, expertise, dialogue and research. Where they act together towards a world in common. AFD takes five foundational commitments: "Paris Agreement", "100 % social link", "3D development thinking", "non-sovereign first" and "partnership by design". It works to genuinely improve the everyday lives of people, in developing and emerging countries and in the French overseas territories. Through its network of 85 agencies, AFD operates in 110 countries and is currently supporting over 3,600 development projects. In 2017, it earmarked more than € 10 bn to finance these projects and will see its capacities of action significantly increase to reach the target of 0.55 % of France’s Gross National Income for ODA in 2022 set by President Emmanuel Macron. AFD is a key partner of the Paris Peace Forum. Governance, SDG 16, is a transversal dimension to all its interventions that supports the political and civic transition. During these three days, AFD will talk about projects, reach out to all stakeholders, and act together to accelerate collective action for development, a sustainable investment towards a world in common.
Carnegie Corporation of New York’s mission is to promote a more secure, peaceful, and prosperous world. Since its establishment in 1911, the philanthropic foundation has been guided by the vision of its founder, Andrew Carnegie, who believed in the value of in-depth knowledge and in the practice of diplomacy as the instrument for resolving conflicts, rather than resorting to war. As Carnegie once said, “Peace wins her way not by force; her appeal is to the reason and the conscience of man.” At a time when the world is facing so many social, economic and political challenges, Carnegie Corporation of New York believes institutions must rise to meet their historical obligations. Today, more than ever, there is an urgent need for broad and continued involvement in identifying and tackling our shared challenges. For the Corporation this means supporting research and international linkages, building capacity and scholarly networks, and advancing public understanding, engagement and informed action. It therefore supports efforts that bridge the gap between academic expertise and the institutions of good governance, communicating more effectively to both policymakers and the public. Its current priorities include nuclear security; strengthening U.S. Democracy and the rule of law; developing relationships among major powers, including Russia and China; transnational movements and the Arab region; and peacebuilding, higher education, and research in Africa.
As a German Federal Enterprise providing, amongst others, services in the field of international development cooperation, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (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.
Kaspersky is a global cybersecurity company with more than 22 years’ experience on the global market. The company’s comprehensive security portfolio includes leading endpoint protection and a number of specialized security solutions and services to fight sophisticated and evolving digital threats. Over 400 million users are protected by Kaspersky technologies and we help 270,000 corporate clients protect what matters most to them. We cooperate with the global IT security community – such as INTERPOL, Europol – to assist them in their fight against cybercrime: our experts investigated some of the most complex cyber attacks, including Carbanak and Red October recently.
Mazars is an internationally integrated partnership, specialising in audit, accountancy, advisory, tax and legal services. Operating in 89 countries and territories around the world, they draw on the expertise of 40,000 professionals – 24,000 in the Mazars integrated partnership and 16,000 via the Mazars North America Alliance - to assist clients at every stage in their development. Present today in nearly 300 cities all over the world, Mazars believes in creating shared value, or in the interdependency between businesses and the communities to which they are connected.
The Métropole du Grand Paris is a public institution of intercommunal cooperation which brings together 131 municipalities including Paris. It constitutes the strategic level of development of territorial public policies.
Its mission is to improve the lives of its 7.15 million inhabitants, to support and harmonize the development of the metropolitan area, to develop a sustainable urban social and economic model, and to highlight the metropolis on an international level.
For greater equality, such a major project must also be able to develop better solidarity, reduce territorial inequalities and propose a rebalancing in terms of access to housing, employment, training, services and equipment.
It is in this overall dynamic that an attractive, sustainable and lasting 21st century metropolis is being built.
The Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund (MBZ Fund) was established in 2009 by the Crown Prince in Abu Dhabi as a philanthropy to provide financial support to species conservation projects worldwide, no matter the location or type of species. In doing so it supports boots-on-the-ground, direct species conservation projects for the world’s most endangered species. It also seeks to re-establish our human connection to the natural environment through specific programmes designed to encourage participation in species conservation action.
Stiftung Mercator was established in 1996 to stimulate the main social processes that contribute to the emergence of a society characterized by openness to the world, solidarity and equal opportunities. The foundation focuses on strengthening Europe, on increasing the educational success of disadvantaged children and young people, especially those of migrant origin, on improving the quality and impact of cultural education, on driving forward climate change mitigation and on promoting international cooperation.