previous events

Let's meet again : "Paris est une fête" Ernest Hemingway

Alfred Sommier Paris Hotel - Paris


24th of june 2020


New York City


22nd of September 2019

COUNTRY OF HONOR : Government of Grenada

Monaco Better World Forum in



September 22nd of 2020

Thanks to the event organized in New York city, the support from the Sponsors and the Patrons, Monaco Better World Forum funded these two projects  : 

              - Instituto Raoni for the protection of the Amazon Rainforest

              - Aquatica Foundation for the biggest expedition & ocean research project in the Caribbean).

The Smart Climate Day will be held in New York on 22nd of September 2019 in the prestigious location of the French Institute/Alliance Française -during the United Nations Climate Action Summit week.

The day includes: a Mastermind on “Smart Climate Adaptation in the Caribbean”, followed by a VIP lunch, and the screening of the film “Wonders of the Sea 3D” - directed by Jean Michel Cousteau et François Mantello, narrated and with special appearance by Arnold Schwarzenegger.


Through these events, the Monaco Better World Forum will finance advocacy for the creation of the world’s first Smart Climate Zone – supported by Jamaican celebrities Sean Paul and Usain Bolt – as well as concrete activities implemented by the Ocean Futures Society and Green Cross (France & Territories) supported by Jean Michel Cousteau.


It will also promote the Caribbean deep-water submarine exploration program executed by the Aquatica Foundation and supported by Sir Richard Branson.


SMART CLIMATE DAY - New York, 22nd  September 2019


  • French Institute/Alliance Française (55 East 59th St)

11.00 am  -  Mastermind on Smart Climate Adaptation in the Caribbean

1pm   -  Celebrity and VIP Lunch

2.30 pm  -  Screening of the Film “Wonders of the Sea 3D”


  • The Westin Grand Central Hotel (212 East 42nd St)

8pm - Awards Ceremony & Gala Dinner

Auction Aquatica Caribbean Submarine Expedition 

Find below what is our "Aquatica expedition 's auction" during the NYC event and discover an opportunity to live an extraordinary one life time adventure : 


June 27th of 2019      for      egypt 2020

Monaco Better World Forum in

Cairo - 2020

The Monaco Better World Forum is producing a two days event in Egypt. During this event, Egypt will be "the country of honour", around themes that address the protection of water, the oceans, and a special highlight on "The Women's Empowerment".


See below  the program of Monaco Better World Forum Egypt:


First day 

  •  Attend the Press Conference  with the media and personalities

  • A special visit to discover the pyramids of Giza

  •  Participate in the opening ceremony at the residence of the French Ambassador in Cairo


Second day

  • Film screening followed by a debate

  • VIP Lunch with personalities

  • Attend the screening of the selected film

  • Attend the Gala Dinner and the Awards ceremony at the "Nile Ritz-Carlton"

To announce the event in Egypt with the topic, the Environment, the Oceans and Women's empowerment, the Monaco Better World Forum has organized on 27th of June 2019 a press conference at the Marriott Mina House Hotel as well as an official dinner at the foot of the Pyramids.

The Monaco Better World Forum was honored by the presence of three Ministers from Egypt, Her Excellency Dr Yasmine Salah El-Dine Fouad Abdel Aziz, Minister of Environment, Her Excellency Ghada Waly, the Minister of Social Solidarity, Her Excellency Nabila Makram, The Minister of Immigration & Egyptian Expatriates Affairs.

the MBWF 's press conference and official dinner on 27th of june 2019

To view more pictures, please visit the Photo gallery

"ocean impact day"


18 th May 2019
COUNTRY OF HONOR - United Arab Emirates


CANNES - hotel Martinez


Where: Cannes Film Festival 

When: 18th May 2019

What: OCEAN IMPACT DAY and Celebrity Gala 

PROGRAM MAY 18th 2019


11 am: Press conference 

12:30 : VIP lunch

6 pm: Red carpet 

8 pm: Monaco Better World Gala event

Awards ceremony Country of Honor United Arab Emirates 

In the presence of His Excellency Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment

In partnership with

Green Cross is setting up an Ambassador of the Coastal Day, during the Cannes Film festival on May 18th 2019. Enabling the training of 40 ocean impact ambassadors.

Keeping our ocean, islands and seashore safe is only possible by making every citizen aware of their beauties and fragility, and thrive their interest towards tangible commitments based on local sensible solutions.

This is the rationale for having Ocean Impact Ambassadors, being able to learn from the Ocean, to share their enthousiam and keys for action, and to massively activate people so that to make sure effective change is happening.

The training session is a unique opportunity for change makers, network leaders and activators, to meet, learn and share their rationale and roadmap to act in a systemic way.

« We only take care what we love [...] yes, but how to take care of what we are not aware of ? » Jean-Michel & Jacques Cousteau.

press conference 

CANNES - roof top 3.14 #lajourneebytheland


Better  World  Forum
September 2018

Cinematic Art At The Service Of Humanity

H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco

Manuel Collas De La Roche

On the 21st and 22nd of September, the 3rd edition of the Monaco Better World Forum took place under the High Patronage of H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco.


The Colombes d’or (golden doves) made from the “most precious metal in the world”, Humanium Metal by IM, were awarded to various personalities as well as to the winners of the films and documentaries in competition.


An auction was also held for humanitarian projects supported by the MBWF including the NGO “Embracing the World” represented by Amma “The Hugging Saint”, as well as the NGO “Gift of Life Lebanon” represented by its founder and president Lina Shehayeb.


May 2017

We must focus on what we have left and not what we lost

The work of Yann Arthus-Bertrand testifies his desire to awaken a collective and responsible conscience.

Through his many testimonies filled with love, happiness, but also with hatred and violence, HUMAN confronts us with the Others and brings us back to our own lives.


Yann Arthus-Bertrand has now embarked on a new challenge with the realization of the film “WOMAN” which was presented during the BWF 2017 with Anastasia Mikova during the evening.

During the 2017 Ceremony, the BWF has given the award of “Personality Best achievement 2017” to Yann Arthus-Bertrand in order to acknowledge his work that testifies his desire to awaken a collective and responsible conscience.

Really, every woman is an example to me, because as women go through so much pain. We have to live this perfect life when we are messed up inside. We all go through trials and tribulations.


During the 2017 ceremony, the BWF has given the award of "Personality Best Achievement 2017" to Mary J Blidge in order to acknowledge her actions and dedication to women's rights.


May 2016

“ The diversity of the world’s cultures is our wealth and our future. It is high time to increase our investment in cultural diversity and dialogue for development. This is long term work. The challenges are great but the rewards are greater.” 

— Irina Bokova, Director General of UNESCO

Dennis Mukwege

Nobel Peace Prize Laureate

The exhibition by Séverine Desmarest
took place at the Better World Forum 

during the Cannes Film Festival in 2016.

"It is a tribute to all those voiceless persons, known and unknown, who work every day to promote peace and not violence through education caring and site actions.”

— Dennis Mukwege

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