The 6th edition of the Paris Peace Forum
The Paris Peace Forum is back! The 6th edition will be held in Paris at the emblematic Palais Brongniart on 10 and 11 November. It will bring together key players in global governance who will once again come together to find effective collective solutions to the greatest challenges of our time.
Seeking common ground in a world of rivalry
Consensus on global governance is still possible
In a world of increasing polarization and competition, it has never been more urgent for the international community to find collaborative solutions to shared challenges. It is in this context that the 6th edition of the Paris Peace Forum will focus on ways of seeking common ground in a world of rivalry.
Facilitating dialogue, creating action-oriented coalitions and defining norms or pre-norms is our way to deliver efficient responses to the urgent challenges of our time. By showcasing transnational solutions, projects and initiatives, the Forum will put the spotlight on remarkable stakeholders from all over the world whose actions and commitments are making a difference for our planet.
A few sessions will facilitate the geopolitical dialogue between different types of actors from the United States, China, Europe, Africa, Asia and South America, enabling superpowers and emerging powers to compare their visions of the world, the future of global governance as well as their concrete proposals.
"In 2023, the Forum will keep defending collective action. It will keep pushing its large coalitions. And it will remain a place of coordination and negotiation among all committed actors to roll back the chaos."»
6th edition highlights
This year, special emphasis will be placed on the following four themes:
Protecting the planet and the people
Nature loss has far-reaching consequences. Damages of ecosystems exacerbate climate change, undermine food security and put people and communities at risk. We are using the equivalent of 1.7 Earths to maintain our current way of life (Global Footprint Network, 2021) and ecosystems cannot keep up with our demands. Ahead of the COP28, the Forum will bring forward solutions to steer global cooperation towards a greener and more sustainable path.
From the Earth poles to outer space, the Paris Peace Forum will bring forward solutions to make the global governance of new frontiers clean and sustainable .
The Forum will host the first ever One Planet Polar Summit, gathering scientists and decision-makers to work together to protect the poles from climate change. It will also present the progress of its initiatives on space, critical minerals and climate, with the conclusions of the Climate Overshoot Commission and the follow-up to the Summit for a New Global Financing Pact for climate financing, in preparation for COP28.
Ensuring trust and safety in the digital world
More than 5 billion people of the earth’s 8 billion use the Internet worldwide, or roughly 66% of the world’s population (ITU, 2022). However, with amazing opportunities brought by the digital world come serious risks and inequalities such as child sexual exploitation online or harmful content. The emerging AI technology could reshape the global economy and improve the health of millions of people but is also linked to major risks. Action is needed to tackle those safety challenges and to make the digital world a safe and secured space for all.
The 6th edition will gather key players in the field generative AI to outline a system of standards that would respond to the main risks posed by this new technology ; the digital ecosystem will also be rallying around cybersecurity with the Paris Call for Trust and Security in Cyberspace and children online protection.
Addressing inequalities and accelerating SDGs
2023 marks the mid-point in implementing the Sustainable Development Goals but just 12% of the SDG goal targets are on track, 50% are moderately or severely off track and 30% have either seen no movement or regressed below the 2015 baseline (SDG Progress Report, 2023). Faced with this situation, the Paris Peace Forum will boost development initiatives to build more equal and inclusive societies.
Five months after the Summit for a New Global Financing Pact, we will take stock of the next steps in reforming development finance and international financial architecture. We will also provide an update on our work on food security and global health.
Crafting peace and building a safer world
The 2023 edition of the Global Peace Index released by The Institute for Economics and Peace has found that global peacefulness has declined for the 13th time in the last 15 years. At a time when the world is experiencing the highest number of violent conflicts since the Second World War, the program will highlight peacebuilding efforts in a context of “multicrisis”, as well as initiatives that promote the integrity of information.
Brace yourself for an extraordinary lineup of thought leaders, decision-makers and visionaries! For its 6th edition, centered around the theme “Seeking Common Ground in a World of Rivalry”, the Paris Peace Forum is thrilled to announce the participation of:
Former Prime Minister of New Zealand
President, French Republic
Founder of the Jane Goodall Institute & UN Messenger of Peace
President & CEO of the International Crisis Group
President of the Republic of Ghana
Organisation Internationale de la francophonie (OIF)
Chairman of the Board, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd.
Vice chair and President, Microsoft
Mayor of Paris, France
Science fiction writer, columnist, and scriptwriter
President of the Paris Peace Forum
Founder and President, Center for China and Globalization
Professor Emeritus of International Relations
…and many more.
The program for the 6th edition includes over 80 sessions featuring speakers from governments, international organizations, civil society, the private sector, philanthropy and academia, with the aim of developing common solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges.
The program will also focus on the following 4 themes:
- Protecting the planet and the people
- Ensuring trust and safety in the digital world
- Addressing inequalities and accelerating SDGs
- Crafting peace and building a safer world
More information to come on the program.
The Space for Solutions
Accelerating solutions that make a difference
International cooperation is essential to overcome global challenges and ensure lasting peace. That’s why, since 2018, the Paris Peace Forum has functioned as a platform that brings together all the players from around the world – political and economic decision-makers, businesses, civil society and leaders in academia, culture, sport and the media – mobilized to foster innovative multi-actor solutions to these global challenges.
The Paris Peace Forum has had the privilege of working with over 460 projects from all over the world, these solutions being the living proof that global cooperation can make a difference.
This year, the Space for Solutions will showcase 60 projects and initiatives tackling the issues at the heart of the sixth edition. All will have the opportunity to take the floor and discuss their work.
"The projects presented here are all arguments in favor of inclusive multilateralism, with the full participation of civil society, including young people, business, academic and philanthropic circles."»
The shape of the event
The 6th edition will once again be held at the Palais Brongniart. This emblematic venue offers an opportunity to diversify the exchange formats throughout the event. In addition to classic debate sessions, the 6th edition will feature interactive formats, such as roundtables, workshops, breakout and spotlight sessions.
A primarily in-person edition
In 2022, we were happy to finally return under one roof, and look forward to another in-person edition in 2023, with experts intervening from around the globe.
A multi-actor event
The 2023 Paris Peace Forum will convene representatives from states, international organizations, businesses, development banks to foundations and NGOs and more from around the world.
A multilateral milestone
The 6th edition will echo and complement the work of upcoming and subsequent events (Summit for a New Global Financing Pact 22-23 June in Paris, the G20 summit in New Delhi, the UNGA September 2023, COP28 in the UAE November- December 2023).