The Third Paris Peace Forum has begun today. It is initiated by French President Emmanuel Macron and will bring together heads of state, government and international organizations with civil society and the private sector to together conceive new forms of collective action, in particular due to the coronavirus pandemic.
“The Third Forum will take place and primarly because the current epidemiological crisis makes broader collective action absolutely necessary,” French historian Justin Vaïsse, the forum’s director-general, said.
During the first session, participants will discuss the recovery of the global financial system, participation of large state-owned banks in economic reovery, organization and efficiency of health systems during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as cybersecurity and misinformation.
The entire forum will be held online.
The invited guests are President of Finland Sauli Niinistö, Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg, Jean-Yves Le Drian and Heiko Maas, the Foreign Ministers of France and Germany respectively , American philanthropist Michael Bloomberg, WHO Director-General Tedros Ghebreyesus, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva, former New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark, Melinda Gates (Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation), and other prominent political and civic figures and economists.