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25 10, 2016

Official Award Ceremony on the occasion of the 18th Homeland & Global Security Forum

On the occasion of the Official Closing Ceremony of the 18th Homeland & Global Security Forum, held in Brussels (Belgium), in October 2016, Amb. Jean-Paul Carteron, Honorary Chairman & Founder of the Crans Montana Forum and H.E. Mr. Didier Reynders, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Belgium, presented the Prix de la Fondation 2016 to H.E. Mr. Ely Vall, Former President of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, and to Father Mussie Zerai, Chairman of the Habeshia Association, committed to rescue of migrants in the Mediterranean Sea.

Amb. Jean-Paul Carteron underlined the symbolism of this prestigious prize, which has awarded, since 1989, the most important modern initiators of Peace, Freedom and Human Dignity.

In the framework of this Ceremony, Mr. Gilles Pargneaux, Member of the European Parliament, Mrs. Oumou Sall Seck, Mayor of the city of Goundam in Mali and Mr. Bader O. Malallah, Director General of the Arab Planning Institute in Kuwait were also awarded.

They received the Gold Medal in order to celebrate their close links with the Crans Montana Forum and to reiterate the Forum’s support towards their commitment to build a more Humane and Impartial World.

The Ceremony ended with the nomination of the last 2016 New Leaders for Tomorrow.

29 09, 2016

Shimon Peres, one of the last 20th century great figures just passed away !

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Prime Minister Shimon Peres, has been for many years, a faithful friend of the Crans Montana Forum and its Founder, Amb. Jean-Paul Carteron.

He has never stopped believing in Peace and has dedicated his whole life to it. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize and the Prix de la Fondation, presented by the President of the Swiss Confederation, Mr. Jean-Pascal Delamuraz.

He was introduced to Amb. Jean-Paul Carteron in Oslo thanks to Yasser Arafat. Since then, they remained close.

He asked the Crans Montana Forum to organise in April 1994, a “last chance” meeting with Yasser Arafat. It was essential to reconnect in the prospect of the Cairo Agreement. A respected and visionary Head of State, Ion Iliescu supported our Initiative and opened the doors of his capital, Bucarest. It was a great success.

He will be remembered fondly.

7 09, 2016

Watch the Crans Montana Forum in Vienna TV Report !

Discover the latest Crans Montana Forum TV Report made on the occasion of the Crans Montana Forum 27th Annual Session, held last June in Vienna.

30 08, 2016

MODERNIZATION AND SECURITY CHALLENGES OF THE MARITIME INDUSTRY, a Club of Ports Special Program to be held next October in Brussels

A Special Program of the Crans Montana Club of Ports will be held in the framework of the forthcoming Homeland & Global Security Forum to take place in Brussels (Belgium) from October 19 to 21, 2016.

This Program will focus on Modernization and Security challenges of the Maritime Industry.

It will notably address the Security of Maritime Zones and Ports’ Infrastructures in order to ensure safe transport corridors, optimize trans-shipment processes, and fight piracy, terrorism and illicit trafficking.

It will gather specialized Ministers, Directors of Ports, Shippers’ Councils, Maritime Authorities, International and Regional Organizations from Africa, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

30 08, 2016

THE 21ST CENTURY SILK ROADS : GLOBAL TRADE AND GLOBAL SECURITY, a Special Programme organized in association with the Silk Road Chamber of International Commerce (SRCIC)

Globalisation and Trade within the 65 Silk road countries are threatened by an increasing protectionism of Governments and deadlock Multilateral Negotiations which lead to a stagnation of trade and investments flows.

A Special Program will be organized in close cooperation with the Silk Road Chamber of International Commerce (SRCIC) in the framework of the forthcoming Crans Montana Homeland & Global Security Forum to be held in Brussels (Belgium) from October 19 to 21, 2016.

This Session, chaired by Mr. Jianzhong Lu, the SRCIC’s Founding Chairman, will address Development and Global Security Challenges in this Region and present supporting Initiatives such as the One Belt One Road (OBOR).

It will be a unique networking platform gathering Government Officials, International Organizations and Businesses from Europe, Asia, Middle East and the rest of the World.

12 08, 2016

Special Programme of the AFRICAN WOMEN’S FORUM, to be held in the premises of the EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT on October 19, 2016

Our World is threatened by multiple mutations resulting in terrorist attacks, directly linked to radicalisation and extremist developments.

Women are major victims of persecutions and acts of terrorist violence. However, some Women are sometimes associated to this threat after a process that our society seems unable to prevent.

On the occasion of its Homeland and Global Security Forum, to be held in Brussels, on October 19 to 212016, the Crans Montana Forum organises, a Special day of exchanges and reflexion, under the aegis of the African Women’s Forum, whose Honorary Committee is chaired by Mrs. Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO.

Women Heads of State and Government, Ministers, Ambassadors, Parliamentarians, Businesswomen, Activists, Heads of Organisations coming from all over the World are invited to address the role of Women in the fight against radicalisation and terrorism.

In the framework of the strategic alliance between the Crans Montana Forum and the Cercle des Ambassadeurs à Paris, the diplomatic community based in Paris and Brussels are cordially invited to join this extraordinary meeting to be symbolically held in the premises of the European Parliament in Brussels.

29 07, 2016

AFRICA, GLOBAL SECURITY AND MULTILATERALISM, key session of the forthcoming Homeland & Global Security Forum in Brussels, in October 2016

On the occasion of the forthcoming Homeland & Global Security Forum to take place in Brussels in October 2016, the Crans Montana Forum organises a major debate dedicated to Security in Africa and the necessary refounding of African multilateralism.

While Western societies are being destabilised and the security challenges threatening our World and Africa especially, are becoming more frequent – expansion of Terrorism & risks of disintegration, Ethnic conflicts, Organised crime and Illicit trafficking – regional and world integration of African States becomes crucial.

African multilateralism must be rebuilt on sound basis, able to generate efficiency for action and intervention but also credibility and respect from the international community notably in the fields of Security, Peacekeeping, Conflict prevention and Economic development.

6 07, 2016

Cooperation agreement between the Crans Montana Forum and the ARAB PLANNING INSTITUTE

Arab Planning Institute, CMF

In the framework of its 27th Annual Session held in Vienna (Austria), from June 29 to July 1st, 2016, the Crans Montana Forum closely associated with the Arab Planning Institute, non-profit regional Organization whose primary mission is to advance the cause of economic and social development in the Arab countries.

On Wednesday June 29, 2016, Dr. Bader O. Malallah, Director General of the Arab Planning Institute and Mr. Pierre-Emmanuel Quirin, President of the Crans Montana Forum signed an MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) offering a framework for future cooperation.

5 07, 2016

The Crans Montana Forum in Vienna on EURONEWS

Discover the Report made by Euronews on the occasion of the Crans Montana Forum 27th Annual Session, held in Vienna in June 2016