Multilateralism – Catherine Colonna and Chrysoula Zacharopoulou to participate in the sixth Paris Peace Forum (November 10-11, 2023)


On the occasion of the sixth Paris Peace Forum, Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs Catherine Colonna and Bruno Le Maire, Minister of the Economy, Finance, and Industrial and Digital Sovereignty, will co-chair a ministerial meeting on November 10 about the Paris Pact for People and the Planet (4P), which President Macron launched in June to promote an injection of public and private funds to help combat poverty, climate change and biodiversity loss. This meeting will review progress made since the June Summit for a New Global Financing Pact and prospects for upcoming meetings, particularly the COP28 Climate Change Conference.

In connection with the implementation of the Paris Pact for People and the Planet, Chrysoula Zacharopoulou, Minister of State for Development, Francophonie and International Partnerships, attached to the Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, will take part in a panel moderated by Laurence Tubiana, chief executive officer of the European Climate Foundation, on innovative climate financing, with a view to moving the discussion forward and prompting international action on an initiative related to this topic during the COP28.

The Minister will also open the third Summit for Information and Democracy with Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Maria Ressa and Christophe Deloire, Chairman of the Information and Democracy Forum. This event, which brings together stakeholders from the currently 51-member International Partnership for Information and Democracy, launched in 2019, will help illustrate the Partnership’s momentum. Information integrity on digital platforms is absolutely vital and will be the focus of their discussions. The minister will reaffirm France’s commitment to the freedom of opinion and expression, and access to reliable, independent information.

At the invitation of the International Fund for Public Interest Media (IFPIM), to which France has provided €13 million over a three-year period, Chrysoula Zacharopoulou will take part in a panel discussion on information integrity, during which she will emphasize France’s efforts in line with the 2023-2027 Media and Development roadmap. Ahead of the COP28, which will include a day devoted to health and the climate, the Minister of State will also take part in a round table on the connection between the fight against climate change and global health efforts.