Interpeace’s initiative “Principles for Inclusive Peace” receives global recognition at the Paris Peace Forum

November 13, 2019

Our new initiative, “Principles for Inclusive Peace” is among 10 of the most promising governance projects presented at the 2019 Paris Peace Forum (PPF) that ended in the French capital on 13 November. The project was chosen from over 700 initial submissions and 114 projects presented at the Forum.

“Principles for Inclusive Peace” is a project initiated by Interpeace and co-led by the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs to open a global participatory process and establish a new normative framework and standard to guide inclusive and effective peace processes around the world. Interpeace developed the initiative after identifying fundamental challenges to peace processes today – as a fresh new approach to re-think the way these processes are conceived and structured.

Paris Peace Forum 2019. Photo credit: Interpeace

Announcing the selected projects for short-list of ten at the closing ceremony of the Paris Peace Forum, Trisha Shetty of the scale-up projects committee said: “We will provide mentorship to these 10 new projects. We will follow up with them; we will ask them how we can be of service, what is the best marriage we can have between our team and the project members”.

“This is a recognition of the critical need to re-think peace processes from a conceptual and practical point of view, but also to do it in a collective way so that robust principles can guide all those who will be leading peace efforts in the future,” said President of Interpeace, Scott Weber.

Paris Peace Forum 2019. Photo credit: PPF

Other projects selected for the scale-up projects include “Model Drug Law – West Africa” submitted by the Global Commission on Drug Policy as well as projects from the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality (UNWomen), International Labour Organization among others.

The second edition of the Paris Peace Forum, an annual international event for global governance and multilateral issues ended this Wednesday, 13 November 2019, after two days of intense conversations, talks, panels and debates.

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