GloCha Side Event at the UN Partnership Forum 2024

CoCreating the Future with New Thinking, Culture & Digital Innovation

Nsikaka Abasi Jacob (Nigeria), Dreams have Will, Winner of the “Top African Digital Artist Award” of the GloCha DigitalArt4Climate COP27 Digital Art Contest

Date and time: 30th January 2024, 1.15 – 2.30 PM

Venue: Conference Room B, UN Headquarters, New York City, with web-broadcasting on UN WebTV (to be confirmed) and on

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About the event:

The event focuses on the role of culture, digital innovation, and multi-stakeholder partnerships for all of society engagement in the localization and implementation of global goals in the context of preparations for the UN Summit of the Future 2024.

The multistakeholder partnership for global challenges action empowerment GloCha will present its:

  • DigitalArt4Climate music and visual art contest, festival and edutainment programs and
  • Local Pacts for the Future as a governance innovationfor non-state actors’ engagement in global goals implementation – a new generation of Web3 technology enabled decentralized multi-stakeholder partnerships that solve grassroots challenges in a global context

Program (as of 24 January 2024):

1.15 – 1.25Miroslav Polzer, IAAI GloChaWelcome & Intro to GloCha and its solutions portfolio
1.25 – 1.35Representative from PM of Austria (tbc)Welcome by Government representatives
– 2.00
GloCha partners:
– Christina Stevens, Revolution Love
– Mack Okubo, Music for SDGs
– Fernando Garibay, The Garibay Institute
– Oscar Wendel, Wendel Institute
– Ethan Kring, LA
– Gail Davis
– ArtsHelp
Music & Art in support of the UN Summit of the Future:
– DigitalArt4Climate Contest, Festival & Edutainment 
– Call for Content Creator Partners
– Presentation of Partners and associated initiatives
2.00 –
– Miroslav Polzer, IAAI GloCha & CCC
– Doug Ragan, UN Habitat Youth Program
– Ali Mustafa, International Youth Conference (IYC)
– Hossein Hassani, IAAI GloCha
Local Pacts for the Future & Technology enabled Youth Engagement

– Nena Dokuzov, Ministry of Economy, Tourism and Sport, Republic of Slovenia
– Samer Bishay, KarrierOne
Data & Digital Innovation Infrastructure for Global Goals
– 2.25
Margo LaZaro, NGO Committe for Sustainable Development NYNGO perspectives
2.25 – 2.30 Discussion & Closing

GloCha is a multi-stakeholder partnership for global challenges action empowerment, which has been developed to complement the UN led inter-governmental efforts for global goals implementation. GloCha has been initiated by the Austria based, UN accredited civil society organization IAAI. GloCha is an open and participatory institutional ecosystem, for the cooperation of solution and resources providers. GloCha partners are going to develop the knowledge base and the digital tools for the delivery of the solutions listed below and for the mobilization of the necessary financial and intellectual resources.

Local Pacts for the Future’Pathways to All of Society SDGs and Climate Action The side event organizers propose the development of an information system in which citizens can localize and specify challenges in their neighbourhood in combination with SDGs led action and impact trajectories and stakeholder mapping. With local pacts for the future, collaboration of individuals, private sector stakeholders as well representatives of public authorities can be organized with concrete give and get relations. Local Pacts for the Future shall complement the main UN Summit of the Future 2024 outcome, the ‘Global Pact for the Future’, with (1) a data/evidence, impact and incentives focused socio- ecological contracts of individuals and local communities conceptual framework and (2) digital tools (incl. self-sovereign digital identities, global challenges action reporting and impact assessment standards, global challenges action registries, ..). The “Local Pacts for the Future”systemic innovation for non-state actors’ engagement in global goals implementation – a new generation of technology enabled and challenges focused multi-stakeholder partnerships – could be launched at the UN Summit of the Future 2024 as a symbol for the people round the world that the UN system is relevant in the collaborative response to the concrete challenges that people are facing in their lives and neighbourhoods.

Reference: Presentation of GloCha and the DigitalArt4Climate initiative at an official side event to the UN Climate Conference COP28, 6th of December 2023 in Dubai/UAE

Reference 2 – UNFCCC Video report about the COP21 Global Challenges Music Contest: