Forum de Paris sur la Paix 11-13 Novembre 2018
The Paris Peace forum will take place next month from 11 to 13th of November, 100 year after WW1 ended.
120 projects from 42 countries and 10 international organizations has been selected (https://parispeaceforum.org/fr/projets/) and will be presented on the 12 and 13th of November.
There will be “5 villages” focusing on 5 different topics : peace and security, inclusive economy, development, environment, new technologies.
Invited guests will be able to discuss and freely interact with project leaders during these 2 days.
In addition there will be:
- 18 round tables in main rooms (300 and 600 seats)
- 30 round tables in smaller rooms (40 seats) on governance topic
- Networking and meeting places will be available at all time in Grande Halle of La Villette, Paris
Further information :
1/ The Forum will be opened in the afternoon of the 11th November at 3pm in la Villette (Paris).
During this first opening session of the Forum the head of State and government will all have the opportunity to take part to public sessions related to concrete projects of governance in the 5 domains of Peace and security, Environment, Development, New technologies, Inclusive economy (with media coverage and videos) . They will have the choice to express themselves under different forms, according to their wish : press conference, “masterclasses”, roundtable, “plaidoyer”, digital communication etc..
2/ We are also looking for representatives of the Slovak civil society, NGOs who are promoting positive and promising projects in these fields.
3/ A presentation of this Peace forum and of its objectives (see also the brochure in copy) : Founded by Sciences Po, the Körber Foundation, the Mo Ibrahim Foundation, the Institut français des relations internationals (IFRI), the Montaigne Institute and the French Republic, represented by the Foreign Affairs Ministry, the Paris Peace Forum is envisioned as a recurring, annual event to promote governance solutions in five key issues: Peace and security, Environment, Development, New technologies, Inclusive economy
Inspired by the COP 21 model, the Paris Peace Forum will be a forum for discussion and debate with special emphasis on civil society initiatives and for sharing experiences and innovative solutions involving all the stakeholders in governance:
• Heads of State and Government leaders, local and national elected representatives;
• Regional and international organisations, especially UN agencies;
• Civil society in its broadest sense: companies, associations, NGOs, foundations, think tanks, media, trade unions, religious leaders, philanthropists, experts etc.
With these actors, the Paris Peace Forum aims to strengthen the actions of existing multilateral organizations, primarily the United Nations, and speed up implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The Paris Peace Forum will also offer the right setting for convening actors from around the world to launch formal initiatives, track-two exercises, mediations and bilateral dialogues.
The expected output of the Forum is to take the presented projects one step further by publicizing them, vetting them through debates in various formats, and having their promoters meet the "implementers" – state and international bodies such as the UN, G7, G20, BRICS, OECD representatives. Several thousand participants are expected.
Moreover, the Forum aims to demonstrate that there is still a momentum for collective action, both among states and civil societies as well as in the Global North and Global South. In order to move beyond populism and inter-state tensions, we need to mobilize public opinion and leaders for that cause. Economists have Davos and security experts have Munich, Shangri-La or Valdai – but there is still no Forum to advance the cause of good governance.
To be able to attend, interested people must register on https://registration.parispeaceforum.org/?lang=fr and be accepted by the organization committee.
The participation of this main world event is free of charge. Each attendee needs to cover his own travel and living fees (for food, accommodation, transportation) in Paris.