GloCha Initiative – Background & References



(Note:  the author of “The GloCha system”, Mr. Miroslav Polzer has been working in his main job till 12/2011 in the field of promotion of international scientific cooperation as head of Austrian Science and Research Liaison Office ; Mr. Polzer has developed the “Blueprint for a Knowledge and Philanthropy Driven Global Civil Society Reform” in his capacity as secretary general of “International Association for the Advancement of Innovative Approaches to Global Challenges IAAI” which is a not-for profit private association based in Vienna, established in April 2007 in Bled/Slovenia at “Bled Forum on Europe Foresight conference 2007”; president of IAAI is Mr, Jerome C. Glenn, director of Millennium Futures Studies Project of World Federation of UN Associations WFUNA




form left: Jerome C. Glenn & Miroslav Polzer at United Nations General Assembly Thematic debate on Climate Change, New York February 11 2008




Austrian Science and Research Liaison Office ASO Ljubljana has been partner of The Academic Council on the United Nations System (ACUNS) and theAmerican Society of International Law (ASIL), in organizing the eighteenth ACUNS-ASIL Summer Workshop on International Organization Studies; the topic has been “Building the Knowledge Base for Global Governance Polzer has been academic co-director of the summer workshop 




In June 2008 – during EU presidency of the Republic of Slovenia – Austrian Science and Research Liaison Office Ljubljana organized in Portorož/Portorose (Slovenia) an international conference on “Global Philanthropists: Partners for a Knowledge Based Response to Climate Change” Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology, European Foundation Centre and partners (WFUNA Millenium Project, Slovenian UNESCO commission, etc.). The Final Document as well as presentations and videos of the Conference can be found at





November 22nd 2008 Austrian Science and Research Liaison Office Ljubljana has been coorganizer of the event »Can United Nations be Taught? A Central, East and Southeast European Regional Colloquium on Innovative Techniques for Teaching about the UN System«, at Diplomatic Academy in Vienna



UN Assistant Secretary General for Policy Coordination Mr. Thomas Stelzer (2nd from right) has been the keynote speaker

In spring 2006 Dr. Polzer has been author and coordinator of the EU project proposal “Global Research Initiative for the Achieving the UN Millennium Development Goals” in cooperation with UNESCO, The Academy of Science for the Developing World, Trieste, African Academy of Sciences, etc.

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