The third Paris Peace Forum: A new digital experience [fr]
Since 2018, the Paris Peace Forum has brought together Heads of State, Government and international organizations with civil society and the private sector to together conceive new forms of collective action.
From 11 to 13 November 2020, the third Forum will be the first international event to address the building of a better world after the COVID-19 pandemic.
This third Paris Peace Forum will take place online, given the COVID-19 epidemic.
To allow the 10,000 expected participants to enjoy a physical experience similar to that of a complete event, the organizers have designed an innovative platform.
“Although the initial event strictly complied with health rules and limits to the number of people present, we have chosen to take a zero-risk approach to avoid any possible contamination,” says Justin Vaïsse, the Forum’s Director-General.
Only one of the Forum events will take place in a hybrid form, both in Paris and online, bringing together the President of the French Republic and Heads of State, Government and international organization.
Everything you need to know about the third Paris Peace Forum, taking place online
The Paris Peace Forum contributes to the momentum launched by French President, Emmanuel Macron, to reaffirm the importance of multilateralism and collective action. In 2020, it will primarily focus on the joint response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The main issues discussed throughout the Forum will concern solutions to recover from the pandemic: improving global health governance, rethinking our economic models and making them more environmentally friendly, and ensuring that data and social media are solutions and not threats.
In 2020, the Forum will therefore focus on projects and initiatives from around the world aimed at addressing the public health, economic and social crisis linked to COVID-19, and improving our collective resilience.
During the Forum, the “Finance in Common” summit on 12 November 2020 will highlight the role of public development banks in reconciling the essential short-term responses to the crisis and the long-term recovery measures that will affect the planet and our societies.