On 27 April 2020 the Founder and Executive Director of ACCORD, Dr Vasu Gounden, participated in a Special on-line Spring Meeting of the Paris Peace Forum (PPF). On 11-13 November 2020 the Paris Peace Forum will hold its third Forum, which will focus on the multi-actor response to the Coronavirus, with the assumption that we can collectively overcome the enormous challenges facing us and that we should view the crisis as an opportunity to rebuild a more sustainable world. The Special Spring meeting initiated discussion between the PPF’s governance bodies and its partners, to start the discussion leading up to the November 2020 Forum. The programme included Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the Director General of the World Health Organization, who provided the opening keynote address.
In 2018 Dr Gounden was appointed onto the Steering Committee of the Paris Peace Forum.