Q1/2020 - Paris Peace Forum

On 12 March 2020, a “Call for Projects” was published for the 3rd edition of the Paris Peace Forum[1]. The Forum is planned to be held on 11 to 13 November 2020 in Paris again. French President Emmanuel Macron had established the Forum in 2018 on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the end of World War II. The “Paris Call for Trust and Security in Cyberspace” had been published then. The “Paris Call” states nine principles that are aiming to strengthen trust and security in cyber space, when they are observed. The document is open for signing to all stakeholders. By 31 March 2020, the “Paris Call” had been signed by more than 100 institutions, including 78 governments (all EU Member States) and 648 enterprises from the United States (including Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Intel, Cisco, Fire Eye, Mastercard, McKinsey, Dell, IBM), Europe (including Telefonica, British Telecom, Nokia, Ericsson) and Germany (including Siemens, Deutsche Bank, Commerzbank, TÜV Süd, SAP, Infineon, Lufthansa, Deutsche Post). The governments of the USA, China and Russia did not sign the call. The only Chinese signatory was Huawei. Other Chinese Internet companies like Alibaba, Baidu, Tencent, China Mobile or ZTE have not yet supported the document[2]. The French government has started an outreach program and is hoping that the number of signatories will increase  considerably until the 3rd Paris Peace Forum takes place in November 2020.

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  1. [1] See: Paris Peace Forum, Call for Projects, Paris, 12 March 2020, in: https://parispeaceforum.org/call-for-projects/
  2. [2] Paris Call for Trust and Security in Cyberspace, Paris, 11 November 2018, in: https://pariscall.international/en/