For its 6th edition, the Paris Peace Forum gathered some of the most important actors in global governance, to seek coordinated responses to the most urgent challenges of our time. In a world of increasing rivalry, delegates explored ways to seek common ground to care for our planet, secure our digital spaces, and create more equality and peace for all.
The Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) has served as a Founding Partner of the Paris Peace Forum since its inception in 2018, and this year became a strategic partner alongside the European Commission, Microsoft, and the Open Society Foundations.
This reflects the Ismaili Imamat’s longstanding and close relationship with the French Republic, founded on the shared values of peace, human development, and pluralism. The Forum’s emphasis on partnership between governments, civil society and the private sector resonate strongly with AKDN’s decades-long approach to development.
The Forum’s themes this year focus on protecting the planet, ensuring digital safety, addressing inequality, and crafting sustainable peace; which all align with the work of the AKDN and Jamati institutions to help improve the quality of life worldwide.
Ismaili CIVIC volunteers from the French jurisdiction took part in this year’s event, welcoming guests, coordinating roundtable discussions, accompanying international delegations, and organising ancillary activities.