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September 11, 2018

The Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network was selected to be showcased at the inaugural Paris Peace Forum for the organization’s contribution to global peace and stability in the digital 21st century.

It is one of 40 worldwide featured initiatives that will have a dedicated session at the Paris Peace Forum: “Laws Online: The Geography of Cyberspace” took place on Monday, November 12, 2018, at the Grande Halle de La Villette in Paris, France. The Session was moderated by Bertrand de La Chapelle, Executive Director of the Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network and Mark Scott, Chief Technology Correspondent at POLITICO. 

100 years after the end of World War 1, over 80 heads of state came to Paris to commemorate the Armistice of November 11, 2018. On this occasion, French President Emmanuel Macron launched the inaugural Paris Peace Forum on November 11-13, 2018 to promote peace and stability for future generations to come.

“The Paris Peace Forum has one goal: think together, propose concrete initiatives, and reinvent multilateralism and contemporary international cooperation” 

Emmanuel Macron, President of France

The Paris Peace Forum gathered heads of states and international organizations, as well as leaders from civil society and businesses to catalyze new global governance solutions to some of the most pressing challenges of our time. The Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network was chosen to be featured as one of 23 worldwide initiatives in the field of New Technologies.

The Paris Peace Forum is inspired by the COP 21 model and aims to be a multi-stakeholder platform for discussion and innovative solutions in five key areas: Peace and Security, Environment, Development, New Technologies and Inclusive Economy.

It is envisioned as a recurring, annual event to promote governance solutions: “There are events devoted every year to the economy, Davos for example, or to security, such as Munich or Shangri-La, but there is nothing for those who believe that cooperation, multilateralism and collective action are useful.”, says Justin Vaïsse, President of the Paris Peace Forum in an interview with the French TV channel France 24.

After being highlighted by the 2016 OECD Digital Economy Ministerial Conference as exemplary initiative, recognized by the 2017 UN Secretary General’s Report on progress since the World Summit on the Information Society, invited to present progress to the G20 Multistakeholder Meeting on the Digital Economy in 2018, and officially endorsed by the G7 Cyber Group in 2018, the selection by the Paris Peace Forum is another milestone in the recognition of the work of over 200 entities in the Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network to address cross-border legal challenges in cyberspace.