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Paris Peace Forum 2020

9 Nov 2020
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Paris Peace Forum 2020


11-13 November 2020

What to expect

On 11-13 November 2020, the third edition of the Paris Peace Forum will be centered on the collective response to Coronavirus, both in terms of improving our response and resilience, and of rebuilding a more sustainable world, with the common objective of bouncing back to a better planet. Participants of the 2020 Forum will discover a full agenda of dynamic debates and project pitches from this year’s innovative selection of governance initiatives. The debate program is headlined by three major events bringing together all participants to focus on the solutions for tomorrow.


The Official Ceremony - 12 November

Heads of state and government and international organizations will gather around French President Emmanuel Macron, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and WHO Director-General Tedros Ghebreyesus to work on a collective response to the Covid-19 pandemic. This major event will closely follow the model of previous editions (Antonio Guterres and Angela Merkel in 2018, Ursula von der Leyen, Wang Qishan, and Félix Tshisekedi in 2019). 


The Finance in Common Summit - 12 November

Convening the world's Public Development Banks for the first time, the summit will focus on the crisis and subsequent economic and social recovery while redoubling efforts to achieve the sustainable development goals (SDGs) and put the Paris Agreement into action.


The Business Track of the Paris Peace Forum - 13 November

This sequence will showcase private sector actors marked by the presence of several CEOs of major multinationals who are mobilizing to improve the collective response and resilience to the pandemics, and who are committed to reforming production and trade systems in a more sustainable way.



The entire Forum Program is carefully constructed to reflect a philosophy of open dialogue between all actors of global governance, focusing on the solutions rather than merely the challenges at hand.

Diverse debate content encourages innovation and communication, in which all voices are heard. Many debates are followed by a Q&A session for direct interaction with the speakers, as well as various opportunities to continue the discussion via the Paris Peace Forum digital platform.

Sessions are constructed in a variety of innovative formats to consistently encourage close conversations, gather advice from experts and craft sustainable peace. The philosophy of the Forum’s debate program is to ensure a rich diversity of content and multi-stakeholder speakers list representing a comprehensive balance of sectors, themes, and geographical areas.





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