Doha, Qatar, May 5 2019: Doha Forum will return for a 19th edition this December 14-15, under the Patronage of HH Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, Amir of Qatar. The annual policy gathering will be held under the theme ‘Reimagining Governance in a Multipolar World’, building on last year’s success that saw eye-opening conversations with world leaders, enriched by a new partnership model.
This edition will also see the launch of the Doha Forum Award, given for the first time in 2019 to an individual or organization that demonstrates outstanding achievements rooted in the core values of Doha Forum—dialogue, diplomacy and diversity. The winner will be announced at Doha Forum this December.
Doha Forum 2019 will also see the return of last year’s strategic partners including International Crisis Group, European Council for Foreign Relations, and Munich Security Conference, each of which will curate panel discussions and offer expertise into some of the world’s most pressing challenges around security, defense, humanitarian crises and foreign relations.
Her Excellency Lolwah Al Khater, Spokesperson for Ministry of Foreign Affairs Qatar, stated: “We live in a world undergoing massive shifts in power, politics and trade. In the midst of break-throughs in technology, issues of migration, and increasingly complex security challenges, a new format of dialogue is needed to forge a consensus. I look forward to welcoming leaders from around the world to another series of diverse, inclusive and action-oriented conversations.”
The 2019 Forum will tackle key themes including; Trends and Technology; Trade and Investment; Human Capital and Inequality; Security, Cyber Governance, and Defense; International Organizations, Civil Society and Non-State Actors; and Culture and Identity.
Last year’s edition brought together international decision-makers, heads of state, ministers, business executives and advocates to examine policy that can lead the world to a better future. Key speakers included His Highness and President of Ecuador, Lenín Moreno; UN Secretary General, António Gutteres; Iranian Foreign Minister, Mohamed Javad Zarif; Nobel Laureate, Nadia Murad; Japanese Foreign Minister, Taro Kono; President of the United Nations General Assembly, María Fernanda Espinosa Garcés; Foreign Minister of Romania, and Teodor-Viorel Meleşcanu; and H.E. Wolfgang Ischinger Chairman, Munich Security Conference.