15/15/15 and Global Challenges Giving Pledge Conference 2016



The Global Challenges Giving Pledge Conference 2016 – will be held in Klagenfurt/Austria in June 2016. The initiators of the conference aim to provide with this event a point of crystallization for large scale resource mobilization for the development of a coherent set of essential information and communication technology infrastructure, accompanying research and capacity building programs for large scale multistakeholder engagement in post 2015 agenda with a particular focus on youth and local communities (see summary reports on respective WWW2015 & IAAI side events to post2015 negotiations: http://bit.ly/1C0YnlF (Stocktaking session) & http://bit.ly/1zVRbfQ (Session on SDGs and Targets).

The conceptual framework for the initiative has been developed by International Association for the Advancement of Innovative Approaches to Global Challenges (IAAI) – an UN ECOSOC accredited civil society organization based in Klagenfurt (Austria) www.glocha.info in the framework of Global Challenges (GloCha) Action Network/Partnership in cooperation with members of the World We Want 2015 Policy and Strategy Group (PSG). The social momentum to achieve the fundraising targets shall be generated through 2015 Global Challenges Youth Music Contest (GYMC) and a globally broadcasted GYMC Sustainability TV Show during COP21 in December 2015 in Paris (more info: http://www.glocha.info/index.php/latest-news/263-cop21youth-and-media-workshop)

With the “Global Challenges Giving Pledge Conference” the organizers aim to “bring fresh ideas and new thinking on ways in which multi-stakeholder partnerships can support the implementation of the Post-2015 development agenda” by:

  1. highlighting the need for investment in Knowledge Collaboration and Information and Communication Technology Infrastructure as precondition for effective Multistakeholder engagement in post2015 agenda
  2. presenting entry points for a new generation of global philanthropy leaders (from “The Giving Pledge” to “The Global Challenges Giving Pledge“).
  3. discussing with Member States and UN system representatives what needs to be done within UN system in order to provide an enabling environment for youth led multistakeholder action and innovative resource mobilization in the context of post2015 agenda
The Global Challenges Giving Pledge Conference 2016
Resource Mobilization for Knowledge Based Youth Led Multistakeholder
post2015 Agenda Implementation Action
(Briefing held at the Fringes of 2015 UN ECOSOC Annual Partnerships Forum
“The Role of Partnerships in achieving the Post-2015 Development Agenda: Making it Happen”)
28 May 2015 – United Nations Headquarters New York, Conference Room 7
on demand web broadcasting on UN Web TV
International Association for the Advancement
of Innovative Approaches to Global Challenges (IAAI)
World We Want 2015 (WWW2015) – Policy and Strategy Group (PSG)

Global Challenges Giving Pledge Conference 2016 Mission Statement(First draft outline):

  • Open Plattform / Market Place for Resource Mobilization for Knowledge Based Youth Led Multistakeholder post2015 Agenda Implementation Action
  • Bringing together public local, national and global public and private stakeholders who have an official post2015 implementation mandate or obligation with (young) social innovators, social entrepreneurs etc. with Donors and Social Impact Investors
  • Based on Resource Mobilization Partnerships with UN entities
  • (welcomed/endorsed/mandated by UN GA Resolution, tbc)
  • Spearheading a new global culture of sharing of resources (Global Challenges Giving Pledges „Movement“)
  • Building network of independently run Projects connected through
    • shared vision (‘Commitment to Coherence – Learning to Function as Global Community of 7,3 billion global citizens”,“Commitment to support UN goals and programs” and “Managing Resources with Global Commons Approach”)
    • Joint information system
    • Shared standards in transparency, accountability, participation
    • Implemented through common quality assurance mechanisms

Fundraising Target: 100 Mio €

Examples of Projects:

  • Global Challenges Youth and ICT Centers (with UN Habitat, LDCs)
  • Accompanying research (w. UNESCO MOST)
  • GYMC (w. UNFCCC) and Global Challenges Debates series
  • EXPO2022 „The World United in Global Challenges Action“
  • Global Challenges, Youth and ICT Competence Center/Hub in Klagenfurt (w. WorldWeWant2015)
  • Information System for Local Provision of Global Public Goods (w. UNIDO)
  • Facilitating Multistakeholder Actor Presence at UN in NY

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Governance/Who will pick projects: information systems and algorithm supported Crowdevaluation and donor advised funds -> total transparency
  • Why Carinthia/Austria/Central Europe?: new favourable legislation on charitable foundations in At preparation, public sector innovation needs & cooperative regional government; young generation of Austrian global philanthropy leaders innovative civil society, EU support, transatlantic global philanthropy backbone
  • Large Scale Funding Endorsements: No – the strength is the concept (GloCha Conference 2014, Accra Workshop 2014), its alignment with UN processes and structures and strong partners


Background Info – The 15/15/15 UN Civil Society Resource Mobilization Partnership:

(see also http://webtv.un.org/search/united-nations-system-partnering-with-civil-society-on-resource-mobilization-for-sustainable-development/2932024976001?term=iaai)

In June 2012 global civil society adopted at Rio+20 UN Conference on Sustainable Development – based on an open and transparent process led by IAAI and Rio+20 Issues Cluster on Innovation (please find links to more info below) – the so called 15/15/15 Rio+20 UN Civil Society Resource Mobilization Partnership Voluntary Commitmentwhich states that “Global civil society on the one hand commits at Rio+20 to mobilize 15 billion Euros and 15 million volunteers by the year 2015 for UN led sustainable development efforts and on the other hand requests new forms of participation in global SD governance.”



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