UN Collaboratory for Global Visionaries

Why

In an increasingly decentralized and interdependent world, the role of the UN as global convener must transform into one of accessible multi-stakeholder platforms, giving deeper recognition to the values of participation, equality and accountability.

The High-Level Panel on the Post-2015 Development Agenda meeting in Bali acknowledged that capturing the full potential of partnership will be key to delivering results.  We have already seen the enormous power of partnership.
– UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon, April 2013

How

Outside-Discussion-OptimizedConvening multi-stakeholder forums for the exploration of visionary projects, solutions, products, services or idea that will make a difference to the achievement of development, human rights, or peace and security in a given community/country/region or the world. Participants will have the opportunity to present their ideas to UN, government, civil society and private sector actors and explore potential collaboration for fuller development.

When

In-person meetings every quarter, and online submissions in video and/or written form to Global Visionaries LinkedIn Group.

Outcomes

Deeper understanding of community/national/regional/global needs and potential solutions, and possible collaborations to bring solutions to fruition and scale with UN system and private sector actors

Indicators

Number of participants, submissions and collaborations

Impact

Support for participation, empowerment, creativity and collaboration from local to international levels across the range of UN system actors.

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