20 October 2021

4th edition of the Paris Peace Forum 11-13 November

For the fourth consecutive year, the Paris Peace Forum resembles the most important players in collective intelligence.

Heads of state and government and CEOs of major multinationals, as well as several civil society actors, will gather for a unique hybrid edition from November 11 to 13 to advance concrete solutions to the enormous challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic, and to improve global governance in times of Covid-19.

Among the speakers at this year’s fourth edition, we are pleased to announce the participation of:

Kamala Harris

Vice President • United States of America

Forest Whitaker

Founder & CEO • Whitaker Peace & Development Initiative (WPDI)

Melinda French Gates

Co-Chair •  Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Kristalina Georgieva

General Director • International Monetary Fund (IMF)

Ursula von der Leyen

President • European Commission

Tedros Ghebreyesus

Director General • World Health Organization (WHO)


Mind the gaps: Improving global governance in times of Covid-19

A preview of the 4th edition, 11 – 13 November 2021

Since 2018, the Paris Peace Forum has been the place where heads of state and international organizations meet civil society and the private sector to construct new forms of collective action. The case for improving global coordination could not have been made in a more dramatic way than by the havoc Covid-19 wreaked, with millions of deaths and economies devastated worldwide.

We now need to build back better, but that will not happen if we cannot address the gaps that threaten the global reconstruction:

⚕️📈 Closing the action gap on health and economic recovery

☀️🌊🛰️ Closing the ambition gap for the global commons

🌍 Closing the North-South gap

♀️♂️ Closing the inclusion gap

In November 2021, the fourth edition will focus on spurring a more solid and inclusive recovery by addressing the various gaps in global governance, offering initiatives to better tend to the global commons, and putting forward new principles of action for the post-Covid world.



This November, the 4th edition comes to you! Combining the best of 2019 and 2020: a unique hybrid edition

The pre-pandemic 2019 edition gathered 7,000 in-person participants in Paris, while the 2020 digital edition gathered 12,000 online participants. On 11-13 November 2021, we will combine the best of both worlds: in-person participation at La Grande Halle de La Villette and a full online experience on the acclaimed Paris Peace Forum digital platform. All those who wish to actively participate in the Forum via the digital platform specially designed for the event can now request their invitation.

The digital platform allows online participants to:

🤝 Connect with other participants via dynamic networking tools able to algorithmically match you with other like-minded actors of global governance.

💬 Exchange on topics important to you with other participants via dynamic live chat & video tools.

🌐 Discover 80 #SolutionsforPeace in the Space for Solutions and connect with the project leaders.

🗫 Take the stage by organizing your own debates.

🗣️ Explore each and every panel on the rich agenda of debate sessions, both live and replay.

🙋 Share your ideas and interact directly with panel speakers with dedicated tools and audience polling.

📅 Create your own personalized agenda with debate sessions, workshops and networking meetings so you don’t miss a single moment.

👨‍🏫 Learn about topics of interest by participating in online workshops hosted by the Forum’s partners.