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IAAI/GloCha Side Event to 6th Session of UN OWG SDG, 12 December 2013 in NY

Innovation – Youth – 15/15/15 – Action:

UN System Partnering with Civil Society on Resource Mobilization

for Sustainable Development


Side Event to

Sixth Session of UN General Assembly Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals

 12 December 2013; 6:15-7:30 PM

Trusteeship Council Chamber, UN Headquarter, New York

 with live and on-demand Webcast coverage on UN Web TV:

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Organizing partners:

-         International Association for the Advancement of Innovative Approaches to Global Challenges (IAAI)

-         Association of World Citizens (Commons Cluster for the United Nations)

-         Academic Council on the United Nations System (ACUNS) Vienna Liaison Office

-         NGO Committee on Spirituality, Values and Global Concerns (CSVGC-NY) Working Group for a ‘Spiritual Council for Global Challenges’

Thematic Focus:

  1. Building the Knowledge Base for Transformative Multistakeholder Partnerships for SDGs Implementation with a particular focus on global citizens, youth and local communities/cities
  2. Presentation of GloCha System and Planned Global Challenges Giving Pledge/ Global Citizens SD Voluntary Commitment Registryin the context of IAAI’s Rio+20 15/15/15 UN Civil Society Resource Mobilization Partnership Voluntary Commitment and “MySDGs Global Youth Music Contest 2015” (, more info below)
  3. Announcing two international conferences dealing with Global Sustainable Development Governance Issues in Austria in 2014:
    1. ACUNS Vienna UN Conference 2014, Vienna International Center, 15-17 January 2014
    2. GloCha Conference Sustainable Development, Innovation and Youth, Klagenfurt, 5-6 June


Miroslav Polzer, IAAI     The GloCha System – A Transformative Global Multistakeholder Partnership for Engagement of Global Citizens and Local Communities in Sustainable Development Goals (10 min)

Rolf Holub, Minister for Sustainable Development and Energy, Regional Government of the Province of Carinthia/Austria (video message) (3 min)


Chantal line Carpentiere, UN DESA, Sustainable Development Officer & Major Groups Programme Coordinator (5 min)


Lisinka Ulatowska         Commons Cluster for the United Nations and Commons Abundance Network (10 min)

Michael Platzer             The Academic Council on the United Nations System Vienna UN Conference 2014 (video message) (3 min)

Sharon Hamilton Getz  The NGO Committee on Spirituality, Values and Global Concerns NY and The Role of Spirituality and Values in Civic Engagement for SDGs (10 min)

Ravi Karkara, UN Habitat (5 min)

Christina Stevens, award winning author and film maker

Ted Turner – Philanthropy, Media and Global Social Responsibility Leadership for a Sustainable World (8 min)

Patrick Sciarratta, Friendship Ambassadors Foundation

 2015: Music and Action for a Sustainable World (8 min)

Natasha Ardiani, President’s Delivery Unit for Development Monitoring and Oversight, Republic of Indonesia & Indonesian Youth Delegate to the 68th General Assembly

 Youth, Innovation and Resource Mobilization for SD – Indonesian perspectives (8 min)


Potential contribution to OWG/SDG discussion on “Global Partnership for SD”:

-         Sustaining Rio+20 Momentum (Public Awareness and Social Energy) and Channeling it to SDGs Action

-         Promotion of (Youth) Engagement in SDGs formulation and implementation,

-         Presentation of concrete social and technological innovations (GloCha System) and campaigns (MySDGs Global Youth music Contest) for youth led multistakeholder mass mobilization towards SDGs implementation

-      recommendation to OWG’s work: SDGs Implementation architecture shall foresee entry points for reporting and monitoring of SDG related commitments and implementation action of global citizens based on the conceptual framework of “Local Provision of Global Public Goods”.


Further SDG related activities  of IAAI in NY in December:

Another opportunity for IAAI to connect with Rio+20 Outcome Implementation activities of United Nations are the online stakeholder consultations of "Intergovernmental Committee of Experts on Sustainable Development Financing" and the Interactive Multistakeholder Dialogue: Second meeting of the Intergovernmental committee of experts on sustainable development financing taking place 5 December 2013 at UN headquarter in New York.

IAAI contributed a comprehensive input to the online consultation (see cover photo below) and will be represented at the multistakeholder dialogue by IAAI board member Miroslav Polzer.

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