Riding out the multicrisis
A preview of the 5th edition of the Paris Peace Forum
A preview of the 5th edition of the Paris Peace Forum
The world is going through compounded and multifold crises, from worsening climate change, successive Covid-19 waves, deepening inequalities to new and lasting conflicts of global consequences. The stakes could not be higher.
The fight against global warming, the race to reach the SDGs, efforts to strenghthen health systems, economic cooperation, as well as the common custody of global public goods had already taken a serious hit during the pandemic. Since Russia’s attack of Ukraine, much of the world has also been affected by the fallout of the conflict and the overall instability it brought about, from a new dramatic humanitarian crisis to surging inflation and energy prices, increasing food insecurity worldwide, and the resulting economic and political disruptions.
Set to take place at the end of a tumultuous year, the 5th edition of the Paris Peace Forum will focus on Riding out the multicrisis and preventing a destructive world polarization that would jeopardize collective efforts. On 11 – 12 November 2022, we will explore how to mitigate the multiple shocks by fostering a renewed cooperative world order and multilateralism. By launching transnational solutions, initiatives and debates, the Forum will show examples of resolve, resilience and solidarity from stakeholders of the North and South to address today’s most pressing issues in the midst of a volatile and fast-changing context.
"We need to transform this dramatic crisis into an opportunity. [...] We need to seriously think about the reform of international coordination mechanisms. We must give them effective capacity of governance, at least in those areas that are critical, namely when we deal with climate or pandemics, cyberspace, or outer space."»
A 5th edition centered around today’s major challenges
Taking into account the far-reaching and combined effects of crises across the world on people and global cooperation, the program will focus on Riding out the multicrisis, with special emphasis on the following priorities:
The format: Returning under one roof
New edition, new location!
The pre-pandemic editions gathered close to 7,000 participants each year in Paris, while the 2020-2021 editions gathered thousands of online participants. On 11-12 November 2022, we will return under one roof: allowing for in-person participation in Paris with actors intervening from around the globe.
The Paris Peace Forum will hold its annual edition at the emblematic Palais Brongniart in the heart of Paris.
Rethinking the program format
The change of venue offers a new opportunity to rethink the exchange formats throughout the event. In addition to classic debate sessions, the 5th edition will feature interactive alternative formats, such as roundtables, workshops, breakout sessions and a crisis simulation exercise on space debris.
The 2022 Paris Peace Forum will be as multi-actor as ever, convening heads of state, government and international organizations, as well as NGOs, foundations, companies, and citizens from around the world, with special attention to participation from the Global South.
A multilateral milestone
This 5th edition will precede the G20 summit in Bali (15-16 November), and coincide with the climate COP27 in Egypt (7-18 November). It will echo and complement the work done in these other fora.
Showcasing and boosting projects that will make a difference
This year, the Space for Solutions will showcase 60 projects and initiatives tackling issues at the core of the 5th edition. All of them will enjoy a dedicated space within the event venue, and a chance to take the floor to speak about their work and/or share their views on the global governance issue that they are addressing.
Stay tuned as we announce the 2022 selected projects next Tuesday 19 July!
Taking the Forum’s multi-actor initiatives to the next level
This fifth edition will offer the opportunity to explore the Forum’s main areas of policy focus: global health, climate risks, digital and outer space issues. Each program pioneers new forms of cooperation between governments, international organizations, civil society and business – inclusive of the global South – to deliver concrete results.
On outer space, the Forum gathers all interested actors, both across the value chain and around the world, to design common principles to tackle the most pressing issues for safe and sustainable space operations. The Net Zero Space coalition, launched in 2021, calls for achieving sustainable use of outer space for the benefit of all humankind by 2030, taking concrete actions to tackle the pressing challenge of debris orbiting Earth.
On climate, the Paris Peace Forum works to accelerate emission reductions in critical domains to complement broader global efforts. In May 2022, we also launched the Global Commission on Governing Risks from Climate Overshoot – an independent commission of global leaders that aims to recommend an effective, robust, and integrated strategy to reduce risks from possible climate overshoot of 1.5 °C through the end of the 21st century.
On digital, the Paris Call for Trust and Security in Cyberspace, the reference multi-actor framework to promote core principles for the safety of cyberspace launched at the 2018 Paris Peace Forum, will take new directions. Initiate: Digital Rights in Society brings together experts, advocates, and policymakers including largely from across the Global South to pave the way for a better understanding of the societal challenges of AI and shared principles on what rights frameworks should shape the future of algorithmic governance. Other nascent workstreams on tackling harmful content and protecting children online will also be presented.
On global health, the Forum works to inform the post-Covid governance of pandemics, ensuring that the right lessons are learned from Covid through inclusive global dialogue on pandemic preparedness to support reforms towards a more effective, predictable and equitable global health architecture.