IAAI co-hosted Panel on ‘UN System’s Interactions with Local Actors in Provision of Global Public Goods’ at ACUNS Vienna UN Conference 2014



As in previous years (see http://www.glocha.info/index.php/latest-news/207-acunsviennaunconf2013 for details), IAAI was partnering again with ACUNS Vienna Liaison Office regarding ACUNS Vienna UN Conference (15 – 17 January 2014, Vienna INternational Center, Vienna/Austria) which is one of the highlights of UN Office Vienna’s outreach to civil society and academia in Austria and Central European countries.

IAAI hosted together with UNEP Office Vienna the Panel “UN Interactions with Local Actors in the Provision of Global Public Goods” 16 January 4.00 – 4.45 PM in Conference Room C3, C Building, 7th floor.

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Aims of the Panel

  • Contributing to the overall aims of ACUNS Vienna UN Conference of connecting UN system academics and practitioners
  • Inviting academic research and discussion on the conceptual framework of „Local Provision of Global Public Goods“ as basis for multistakeholder engagement in global governance in general and sustainable development governance in particular
  • Highglighting Regional potentials in Austria and Central Europe, European Union for Building the Knowledge Base for Global Governance focusing on social and technological Innovation
  • Presenting IAAI/GloCha activities and plans as potential global flagship initiatives for civic engagement and in particular youth engagement in UN system and putting it in context of Austrian leadership in UN system, the work of Vienna based UN agencies and activities and potentials of our coopertaion partners like Wikimedia Austria and other competence centers like e.g. FGGS

Speakers and Moderator

  • Miroslav Polzer, IAAI/GloCha Klagenfurt/Austria (mod.)
  • Harald Egerer, Head of Vienna Office, United Nations Environment Program
  • Claudia Garad, Executive Director of Wikimedia Austria
  • Walter Maria Stojan, Head of Unit, Environment, Austrian Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs
  • Georgios Kostakos, Executive Director, Foundation for Global Governance and Sustainability
  • Ravi Karkara, Global Expert Advisor on Children and Youth, UNHABITAT, UN Millennium Campaign (video message)

videomessageRaviACUNS video message Ravi Karkara: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uFKSVG3raj8

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