During the 5th edition of the Paris Peace Forum, the Forum for Information and Democracy announced that three new countries have joined the Partnership: Albania, Ireland and Niger. This initiative for democratic principles in the digital space, linking civil society and governments, now brings together 50 countries.
On the occasion of the 5th edition of the Paris Peace Forum, on November 11, 2022 in Paris, the Prime Minister of Albania, Edi Rama announced that his country has joined the Partnership for Information and Democracy. The announcement was made at a high-level session organized by the Forum on Information and Democracy, the Partnership’s implementing body, in the presence of the French Secretary of State for Europe, Laurence Boone, and the President and Vice President of the Forum for Information and Democracy, Christophe Deloire and Nighat Dad.
Launched on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in 2019, the Partnership is now endorsed by 50 countries around the world, after Niger joined a few days ago and Ireland joined in September. At the second Summit for Information and Democracy in New York in September, the United States and Uruguay also announced that they would join the Partnership. Through the Partnership, states commit to democratic principles for the communication and information space.
Participants in the Paris Peace Forum welcomed the upcoming creation of the Observatory on Information and Democracy. The Observatory will be the equivalent, for information chaos, of what the IPCC is for global warming. This evaluation body will complement the other major activity of the Forum on Information and Democracy, which is to formulate policy recommendations for States. Its prefiguration committee is co-chaired by former OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurria and Shoshana Zuboff, author of The Age of Surveillance Capitalism.