Second Paris Peace Forum, 12 and 13 November 2019 [fr]
After the first Paris Peace Forum in November 2018, this year’s event will be held on 12 and 13 November 2019, at the Grande Halle de La Villette, Paris.
The Paris Peace Forum is continuing, against a difficult backdrop for multilateralism, to mobilize and bring together all stakeholders to confront the challenges of the organization of the world. It works as an incubator to drive projects and launch new initiatives.
How? By offering concrete solutions focused on peace, security, development, the environment, new technologies, the inclusive economy and culture and education.
The Paris Peace Forum contributes to the momentum launched by French President, Emmanuel Macron, to reaffirm the importance of multilateralism and collective action. The second forum will focus on the same three priorities that made the first forum a success:
- Objectives: encouraging international cooperation and collective action for a peaceful world;
- Approaches: presentations, discussions and progress on innovative, real-world solutions;
- Ambitions: enhancing, rethinking or creating new rules, standards and best practices.
The projects and initiatives are selected through a call for projects. They can be put forward by various global governance players whether they are at an advanced stage in their design or in the initial implementation phase.
The Second Paris Peace Forum has received nearly 700 proposals from 115 countries worldwide. The projects are from a wide variety of global governance players including governments, international organizations, NGOs, businesses, development agencies, foundations, philanthropic bodies, religious groups, associations, think thanks and universities.
Some 120 of these initiatives will be presented during the Forum from 12 to 13 November 2019 and may be consulted on the Forum website. This event will be an opportunity for project leaders to meet leaders and potential partners, speak with participants from around the world and enjoy media attention.
Ten projects will be selected and supported throughout the year. They will receive, for example, tailor-made support for their advocacy work, communication or organizational development. The results will be evaluated by the monitoring committee and presented during the third Forum.
Living in Harmony: Mitigating Human-Wildlife Conflict
Organisation : World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Indonesia
The elephant population in Aceh Province in Indonesia keeps decreasing due to frequent conflict with humans. At the same time, Aceh is the best example in Asia of the transformation of violent human conflict into an enduring peace. This project is aimed to highlight Human-Elephant Relationship as a possible solution to mitigate the conflict.
Organisation : Kemitraan
The objective of the Program Peduli, based in Indonesia, is to improve social inclusion in communities that are marginalized because of geographical, social and political factors. Peduli aims to help these communities by increasing access to services & social assistance, plus improving social acceptance and inclusion policies. ‘Peduli’ translates as care. Civil society partners implement localized strategies to improve access to government services, increase social acceptance, participate in community processes and strengthen social inclusion policy at the national and sub-national level.
The forum will be held at the Grande Halle de la Villette on 12 and 13 November 2019.
The Forum is chaired by Pascal Lamy. Justin Vaïsse has been appointed as Director-General.
For further information: https://parispeaceforum.org/fr/