Paris Peace Forum [fr]

The first Paris Peace Forum will be held from 11 to 13 November 2018.

In response to the rising tensions in today’s world, the Forum is designed to be the annual meeting for projects, ideas and initiatives which effectively contribute to better international cooperation on the key global issues, fairer and more equitable globalization and a more effective multilateral system.


Many Heads of State and Government, representatives from the major international organizations and stakeholders from civil society are expected to be among the several thousands of participants. 119 projects will be presented at the event.

Paris Peace Forum – Objectives

The Paris Peace Forum is part of the drive by the French President, Emmanuel Macron, to reaffirm the importance of multilateralism and collective action in responding to current global challenges. The aim is to strive towards peace through better global governance and promote means of reducing international tensions including cooperation between States to confront cross-boundary challenges, collective management of global common goods and better regulation of the internet and communication.

A platform for discussion and debate

Inspired by the COP21 model, the Paris Peace Forum will be a place for sharing experiences and innovative solutions bringing together all governance stakeholders including Heads of State and Government, local and national elected representatives, regional and international organizations and civil society in the wider sense (businesses, associations, NGOs, foundations, think tanks, media outlets, religious representatives, unions, etc.). The aim is to drive forward governance projects by showcasing them, using them as a basis for debates in various formats and promoting networking between project developers and relevant decision makers.

The Paris Peace Forum will be centered on five themes: peace and security, the environment, development, digital and new technologies and the inclusive economy.

Projects presented by the United States:


Panthera’s “A New Governance Model for International Wildlife Conservation” is devoted to the conservation of the world’s wild cat species and their ecosystems
Organization: Panthera (NY)

The Environmental Conventions Index aims to expand existing analytical frameworks and data on environmental conventions by measuring and explaining the implementation of global environmental conventions.
Organization: University of Massachusetts Boston

The Natural Capital Project is a platform to change norms across public and private institutions by allowing decision-makers to visualize environmental and well-being information.
Organization: Stanford University

New Technologies

AI and Ethics will present the findings from a multidisciplinary research that explores issues related to algorithmic fairness and accountability, especially as they inform the ethical frameworks employed by governments and industry leaders.
Organization: Facebook

Counterterrorism Online will introduce Facebook’s counterterrorism efforts such as the development of internal company policies and the cooperation between artificial intelligence and human expertise.
Organization: Facebook

The purpose of the Digital Peace Project is to rally together stakeholders around the world to help lay the foundation of a safer digital world.
Organization: Microsoft

The Ranking Digital Rights project works with a global community of partners to set global standards for evaluating and benchmarking the world’s most powerful internet, mobile and telecommunications companies on their commitments and policies affecting users’ expression and privacy. Organization: New America (DC)

Restoring Trust and Integrity in Global Finance aims at developing new mechanisms to measure and map misconduct risk and providing banks with predictive tools that allow them to address such risks proactively.
Organization: Starling Trust Sciences

Peace and Security

Just Security 2020 aims to advance the recommendations of the Commission on Global Security, Justice & Governance by emphasizing the intersection of security and justice in global governance.
Organization: The Stimson Center (DC)


A Campaign for Global Governance Philanthropy and the World Future Coin will push Global philanthropy to create new, democratic and sustainable systems.
Organization: Nexus

Inclusive Economy

The project People Led Innovation focus on the capacity of cities to address societal challenges such as climate change, terrorism and the future of work.
Organization: Bertelsmann Foundation (DC)

Shuraako works aims to favorize small and medium enterprise markets to develop a more resilient and responsible private sector in conflict-affected areas.
Organization: One Earth Future Foundation (CO)

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Grande halle de La Villette

More information on the Paris Peace Forum

The Paris Peace Forum is an association under the French law of 1901. It brings together the National Foundation for Political Sciences (Sciences Po), the Körber Foundation, the Mo Ibrahim Foundation, the French Institute for International Relations, the Institut Montaigne and the French Republic, represented by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The forum will be held at the Grande Halle de la Villette over three days from 11 to 13 November 2018.

Download the presentation of the Paris Peace Forum in French and English:

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Brochure de présentation du Forum de Paris sur la Paix- français
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Paris Peace Forum Brochure- English
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Last modified on 02/11/2018

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