Dr. Justin Vaïsse in Singapore to promote the Paris Peace Forum [fr]
Dr. Justin Vaïsse, Director General of the Paris Peace Forum, was in Singapore on 1st and 2nd July to promote this international forum on global governance and to meet with local stakeholders.
During his visit, he took part in a conference moderated by Ms. Mariana Losada, USPC-NUS Programme Director on “Multilateralism fights back: the Paris Peace Forum and the quest to save globalisation" at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy (LKYSPP), alongside Dr. Danny Quah, LKYSPP, and Mr. Yeong Zee Kin, Assistant Chief Executive of the Infocomm Media Development Authority and Deputy Commissioner of the Personal Data Protection Commission. Mr. Marc Abensour, French Ambassador at Singapore, opened the conference and highlighted France and singapore’s shared commitment in promoting multilateralism.
Dr. Vaïsse presented the vision and the main objectives of the Paris Peace Forum]. The first edition of the Paris Peace Forum took place in November 2018. 100 years after the end of the First World War, French President Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, inaugurated the Forum together with more than 70 Heads of States and Government as well as leaders of international organisations. The Forum continues to demonstrate that in a deteriorated international environment it is still possible to advance governance solutions, scale-up projects and launch new initiatives in peace & security, development, environment, new technologies, inclusive economy, or culture & education.
For its second edition, the Call for Projects of the Paris Peace Forum has received more than 700 project submissions from 115 countries and led by a wide panel of actors of global governance, such as states, international organizations, NGOs, companies, foundations, philanthropic organizations, development agencies, religious groups, trade unions, think tanks and universities.
The visit of Dr. Vaïsse to Singapore was the occasion to unveil the Singaporean project which was selected for this year’s edition. Initiated by Singapore’s Personal Data Protection Commission, the project was presented at the “Multilateralism fights back: the Paris Peace Forum and the quest to save globalisation" conference by Mr. Yeong Zee Kin. It displays the vision of Singapore’s Approach to Human-Centric AI. It aims at helping Singapore foster public trust in AI as well as to address the ethical and governance challenges arising from the use of AI while enabling pervasive and widespread AI adaptation. This approach comprises three interlinked and multidisciplinary initiatives: a governance framework, an experienced and respected international advisory body, and cutting-edge academic research.
The second Paris Peace Forum will return to the Grande Halle de La Villette from 11-13 November 2019.