The royal adviser, André Azoulay, served as the representative of Moroccan King Mohammed VI during the inaugural session of the Paris Peace Forum. This annual assembly convenes heads of state and government, leaders of international organizations, and stakeholders from civil society, encompassing non-governmental entities, private enterprises, unions, think tanks, experts, journalists, and media outlets from both Southern and Northern nations. The primary objective is to advance global governance.
The ongoing 6th edition of the Paris Peace Forum, occurring on November 10th and 11th, centers around the theme “Building Together in a World of Rivalry.” Deliberations during this forum are directed at identifying common ground regarding the governance of shared spaces and global public goods, encompassing critical domains such as climate change, outer space, and essential minerals.
The distinctive contributions of the Paris Peace Forum lie in its facilitation of dialogue, establishment of action-oriented coalitions, and formulation of standards or pre-norms to address the pressing challenges of our era.
Drawing strength from its community of members and partners, coupled with its privileged access to expertise and diplomatic networks, the Forum is instrumental in initiating and expediting multi-stakeholder initiatives aimed at mitigating global challenges.
For the year 2023, the platform’s action priorities include environmental and human protection, reduction of inequalities, expeditious realization of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the fostering of peace and a more secure global environment, and the fortification of trust and security in the digital realm.