The second annual Paris Peace Forum will bring together States, international organizations, local governments, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and foundations, companies, experts, journalists, trade unions, religious groups and citizens who seek to develop multilateral solutions for today’s challenges. The Forum focuses on identifying governance solutions under six major themes: Peace and Security; Development; Environment; New Technologies; Inclusive Economy; and Culture and Education.

The 2019 Forum will feature, inter alia, debate sessions on the flagship themes of the 2019 selected projects:

  • Governance of Artificial Intelligence (AI);
  • Protection of Biodiversity;
  • The Role of Cultural Industries in Development;
  • Rethinking Drug Policy Worldwide;
  • Cybersecurity;
  • Private Sector and the SDGs; and
  • Humanitarian Law Enforcement.

The Forum is organized in partnership with the International Energy Agency (IEA), the EU, the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the UN Development Programme (UNDP), among other international and local organizations.

The Forum’s second edition follows the first Paris Peace Forum, which took place in November 2018. Read the SDG Knowledge Hub summary of the inaugural Forum here.

dates: 11-13 November 2019
location: Paris, Ile-De-France, France

Source: IISD’s SDG Knowledge Hub – RSS Feed

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