UNAOC’S 2ND GLOBAL DIALOGUE: “Towards the World of #OneHumanity – The Role of Artificial Intelligence”

20 October 2023, Palais des Nations, Geneva
Room XX, Human Rights and Alliance of Civilizations Room

Organized by the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC)
in collaboration with the Onuart Foundation

The United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC), in collaboration with the Onuart Foundation, is convening the 2nd edition of its Global Dialogue “Building a World of One Humanity”, to address current trends and debates around AI-enabled technologies, and how they can be harnessed to promote better global governance, mutual respect and development. Special attention will be given to the potential of Artificial Intelligence to transform our world to make it more inclusive, less conflictual and its implications for Human Rights.

AI-enabled technologies have become even more relevant over the last year. The emergence of Chat GPT by the end of 2022, with its growing creative capabilities, continues to fuel a global debate that must not forget the foundational principles of Human Rights. Artificial Intelligence opens several possibilities for powerful enabling tools in the service of Human Intelligence. It is of utmost importance that multi-stakeholder multilateral fora reduce the potential dangers and misuse of these technologies and clarify their potential positive effects. In this sense, the meeting will analyze the profound transformation of all sectors of activity through the impact of AI-technologies, innovation at the government level under these instruments, as well as the transformation trends in societies, particularly the challenges and dilemmas posed by Artificial Intelligence.

At this crossroads of history, innovation and inclusion are critical, and Artificial Intelligence in the service of humanity can empower diversity, respect and progress for all and its good direction can contribute to building a better world. A strong public-private partnership is essential to drive the whole transformation process in harmony. The meeting will serve to deepen, manifest, and visualize this partnership.

The UNAOC concluded the 1st edition of its Global Dialogue with a manifesto endorsing the promotion of a global citizenship that can move towards the One Humanity World. In this second edition, International Organizations, technical experts, private sector representatives and academics will discuss how AI technologies can help build “The One Humanity World”, making it more inclusive, more focused on unlocking talent and how we can use the tools at our disposal to make technological progress, scientific progress and fundamental rights move forward together.


9:15- 10:15 Opening Session

Towards a world of “One Humanity“:

The quest for human-centered AI, against growing digital divides and systemic biases 

  • HE. Ms. Tatiana Valovaya, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations, Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva
    (via video message)
  • HE. Mr. Miguel Angel Moratinos, Under-Secretary-General and High Representative of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC)
  • HE. Ms. Rebeca Grynspan, Director-General at the United Nations Agency for Trade and Development (UNCTAD).
  • HE. Ambassador Juan Antonio March, President of the ONUART Foundation
  • Keynote Addresses:
    Rafael Yuste, Director of the Neurotechnology Center at Columbia University, Professor of Neurobiology, and founder of the Neurorights Foundation (via video message)

    Dr. Richard Benjamins, Chief Responsible AI Officer, Head of AI for Society & Environment. Telefonica
  • Chair: Ms. Nihal Saad, Director, United Nations Alliance of Civilizations

10:15 – 10:40 Coffee break

Coffee break

10:40 – 11:40 Session I:

Artificial Intelligence Impact on the Sustainable Development Goals:

Building inclusive and sustainable societies

  • Mr. David Carmona, Vice President, and CTO for Strategic Incubations at Microsoft
  • Mr. Julian Isla, Foundation 29
  • Dr. Ulrike Till, Director of IP and Frontiers Technology Division, Leading IP Policy and AI at WIPO (joining remotely)
  • Chair: HE. Mr. David A. Chikvaidze, Associate Fellow, Geneva Center for Security Policy (GCSP)

Q&A from the floor

11:40 – 12:15 Session II:

AI-Powered Media: Pioneering a New Era in Communication

  • Ms. Catherine Bokonga-Fiankan, UN Senior Correspondent, Vice President of Club Suisse de la Presse (TBC)
  • Ms. Julie Ladanan, Multimedia Expert
  • Ms. Yfat Barak-Cheney, Director, Technology & Human Rights at the World Jewish Congress (WJC)
  • UN media expert on the UN Global Digital Compact
  • Chair: Ms. Nihal Saad, Director, UNAOC

Q&A from the floor

12:15 – 13:00 Session III:

Artificial Creativity: Exploring the Intersection of Digital Art and Generative AI

  • Carlos Moreira, CEO, WiseArt
  • Sixtine Crutchfield, Art adviser WISeArt
  • Andrew Forson, Head of Growth at Hasgraph Group
  • Richard Vigniel, painter on generative art 
  • Boris Rabusseau, cinema director on generative art
  • Live digital art: Creation of the digital work of art “One Humanity” by the artists
  • Chair: Mr. Juan Antonio March, President of ONUART

13:00 – 15:00 Lunch break

Lunch break

15:00 – 15:30 Session IV:

Ethical Dilemmas: Implications of AI in shaping digital identities

  • Dr. Richard Benjamins, Chief AI & Data Strategist TELEFONICA
  • Mr. Carlos Moreira Wisekey
  • Mr. Eric Salobir, President Human Technology Foundation
  • Dr. Olga Amarís Duarte, philosopher
  • Chair: E. Ambassador Hakan Kivanc, Senior Representative, UNAOC Geneva office

15:30 – 16:15 Session V:

Developing best practices for AI uses: From Global Development to breakthroughs in medical research

  • Mrs. Ana Carolina Salomao, Partner Pogustgoodhead
  • Dr. Hugo Herrero Antón de Vez, Health services
  • Mr. Jose Ribas, architect CEO Ribas&Ribas Architects
  • Mrs. Lisa Qu/Mr. Jorge Gimeno, Director General and CEO of NOE Group
  • Mr. Alberto Diez, CEO of Luminaries 21
  • Mrs. Vanita Sabnani, Global Vice-President Transformation, Strategy & Creative Lab; Puig Beauty & Fashion Group
  • Chair: Fernando Zallo, General Manager ONUART

16:15 – 16:40 Session VI:

Revolutionizing Finance and Economy with AI

  • Mrs. Mariana de la Roche, IOTA / INATBA
  • Mr. Boris Petrovich, TeslAI Artificial Intelligence CEO
  • Mr. Oliver Smykacz, Be-Light
  • Chair: Erol User, CEO Blockchain

16:40 – 17:30 Session VII:

Designing human-centered Artificial Intelligence:  A multilateral and multi-stakeholder approach

  • Mr. Stephen Ibaraki, Chairman and Managing General Partner of RDDS Capital & Founder of the UN ITU AI for Good. (joining remotely)
  • Mr. John Shawe-Taylor, UNESCO Chair in AI & Director of the International Research Center on Artificial Intelligences under the auspices of UNESC (joining remotely)
  • Mr. Waqas Ahmed, Executive Director of the Khalili Foundation
  • Mr. Carlos Grau, Board Member, Open Innovation Lead and Sales Strategist (joining remotely) 
  • Mrs. Daria Tataj, Founder & CEO Tataj Innovation (joining remotely)
  • Chair: Mrs. María Merchán Rocamora, Consultant, UNAOC Geneva office

17:30 – 18:00 Closing session

The One Humanity vision: How multilateral cooperation can help us build human-centered and inclusive AI

  • Under-Secretary-General Miguel Ángel Moratinos, High Representative of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC)
  • Chair: Juan Antonio March, President of ONUART

After the closing session, all participants are invited to enjoy a musical performance followed by the opening of an exhibition.


Instrumental recital of traditional Chinese music.

Performance by a cast of Western musicians playing Chinese traditional songs, reflecting intercultural dialogue.


Opening of the “House of Peace” pictorial exhibition on the balcony from the Khalili Foundation collection, featuring a buffet dinner offered by the Khalili Foundation.