Informal Youth Summit of the Future and Local Pacts for the Future –Pathways towards youth led transformative change

Date and Time

17th of April 2024, 1:30 pm to 2:45 pm


Hybrid event: UN DGC Civil Society Resource Center, 801 First Avenue, UNITAR Building, 2nd Floor & Youtube IAAI GloCha Channel IYC Channel & on UN WebTV


Event registration required for on-site participation

Organized by


IAAI’s youth led partner organization IYC – International Youth Conference has developed at a side event to the UN Commission on Social Development CSocD62 (link to event report on the homepage of UN DESA: the proposal to organize an informal Youth Summit of the Future ahead of the official UN Summit of the Future in September 2024 as a forum for effective and inclusive youth participation in the work of the UN system, in line with SDG 16 – “.. build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels”.

At the proposed side event the organizers aim to discuss the feasibility of this idea and organizational details with youth leaders from around the world which will participate in the ECOSOC Youth Forum 2024, with member states representatives and other stakeholders.

The plan for the informal Youth Summit of the Future is, to have a set of non-state actors’ led programs and events, clustered around the UN Summit of the Future, which shall lead to an action plan for transformative global governance innovation towards inclusive and action and impact oriented citizens’ and youth engagement and empowerment in global goals implementation:

  1. Youth capacity building, strategy and action plan development sessions in relation to the UN Summit of the Future and the UN Global Pact for the Future in the context of the 9th and 10th edition of the International Youth Conference
  2. Call for visual art, music videos and documentary videos about youth focused challenges, challenges communities and solutions, to be launched by IAAI GloCha early June 2024 (in the context of the World Environment Day 2024) and selection of winners at the GloCha CoCreation Festival at Lake Turnersee in Austria 3-9 September 2024
  3. Presentation of the IYC Youth Pact for the Future Action Plan, the GloCha CoCreation Festival Music and Art highlights and the Challenges Mapping and Local Pacts for the Future tool-set at the annual Youth, SDGs Localization and Digital Innovation conference of IAAI GloCha and UN Habitat at the UN HQ (planned for 19th of September 2024, to be confirmed) (link to past events: 20222023)
  4. Ongoing collection and dissemination of user generated edutainment content and citizen science knowledge collaboration on local and global challenges and youth led challenges action through the GloCha Streaming TV platform

Info about “Local Pacts for the Future”:

“Local Pacts for the Future” are a multilevel governance innovation for multistakeholder SDGs action mobilization, developed by IAAI GloCha, which has been communicated to the UN Member States in the context of the Pact for the Future consultation ( lPoFs build on UN Habitat’s DeclarAction initiative. Link to the presentation on 𝗟𝗼𝗰𝗮𝗹 𝗣𝗮𝗰𝘁𝘀 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗙𝘂𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗲 & 𝗶𝗻𝗱𝗶𝘃𝗶𝗱𝘂𝗮𝗹 𝗦𝗗𝗚𝘀 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗰𝗹𝗶𝗺𝗮𝘁𝗲 𝗮𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗮𝗽𝗽: (slides) – (video)

Objectives of the side event, including relation with the SDGs identified in the Guidelines

With our side event we aim to provide concrete solutions for an inclusive and successful summit of the future and youth focused multilevel governance innovation, in line with SDG 16

With the “informal Youth Summit of the Future” and “Local Pacts for the Future” we aim to open up innovative communication channels and develop innovative engagement platforms and tools for young people from difficult-to-reach backgrounds and places, so that their creativity, ingenuity and passion can be harnessed for global goals implementation.

The future proof UN needs to reach the people’s hearts and minds, and IYC, GloCha and UN Habitat youth are here to help achieving this goal.

Programme and names of speakers/panelists

  • Ali Sayed Mustafa, IYC – Welcome and Presentation of the Informal Youth SoF proposal
  • Member States representatives
  • Aishu Narasimhadevara, Member of DGC Youth Representatives Steering Committee – Global South Youth Participation in SoF Preparations – the role of the UN Civil Society Conference in May 2024 in Nairobi
  • Doug Ragan, Yosuke Nagai, Milagros Costabel Bionda, UN-Habitat Youth programme – DeclarActions as a framework for action oriented youth engagement
  • Miroslav Polzer, GloCha – Presentation of the GloCha CoCreation Call for Music and Art 2024, GloCha TV, the GloCha CoCreation festival and Local Pacts for the Future as a multilevel governance innovations for the SoF
  • Alexandre Caldas, Yigang Li and Candice Chung, UNEP Early Warning and Data Analytics Branch – Youth as Key Actors on Early Warning and ‚Foresighting‘ the Future
  • Alina Karimamusama, NGOCSD-NY Youth Rep. & Founder of AfriHER, Zambia
  • youth delegates

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