Former President of the Federal Republic of Germany, Joachim Gauck visited the Ban Ki-moon Centre for Global Citizens in Vienna

Co-Chair Heinz Fischer welcomed the former German President Joachim Gauck (President of the Federal Republic of Germany from 2012 – 2016) at the Ban Ki-moon Centre for Global Citizens. Joachim Gauck visited the Ban Ki-Moon Centre for Global Citizens as part of his program in Vienna, after he delivered a speech on the topic of democracy at the University of Vienna, to which Heinz Fischer contributed an introductory speech.

While visiting the Ban Ki-moon Centre for Global Citizens former President Joachim Gauck underlined the importance of the Centre´s mission and congratulated Ban Ki-moon and Heinz Fischer on their initiative in the international city of Vienna.

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Ban Ki-moon Centre for Global Citizens saddened by the death of Advisory Board Member H.E. Hans Kyrle

Vienna 16 January 2018 – The Ban Ki-moon Centre for Global Citizens regrets to report the death of H.E. Dr. Hans Kyrle, a member of the Advisory Board of the Ban Ki-moon Centre for Global Citizens. The two co-chairmen of the Centre, Mr. Ban Ki-moon and Dr. Heinz Fischer, the fellow Board members and the Centre´s staff are deeply saddened by the sudden death of Hans Kyrle, who was a strong supporter of the Centre for Global Citizens since its inception.

Johannes Kyrle had a long and distinguished career. He had served as Secretary-General of Austria’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs for many years and had been a member of the National Security Council, advising the Austrian Federal Government on principal matters of foreign, security and defense policy. From 1997 to 2002 he was the Chief of Protocol at the Austrian Foreign Ministry and the Austrian Ambassador to the Principality of Liechtenstein with residence in Vienna from 1991 to 2002.

He was an appreciated member of the Advisory Board of the Ban Ki-moon Centre for Global Citizens. He will be missed and thoughts are with his family and friends in these challenging times.

“Be a global citizen – act with passion and compassion”

Ban Ki-Moon and Heinz Fischer launch a new Centre for Global Citizens to empower young people

Vienna, 3 January 2018

Today Ban Ki-moon, (UN Secretary-General from 2007 – 2016) and Dr. Heinz Fischer, (Federal President of Austria from 2004 – 2016) officially inaugurated the Ban Ki-Moon Centre for Global Citizens in Vienna at a ceremony at the Federal Chancellery of Austria, at the invitation of the Chancellor of the Republic of Austria, Mr. Sebastian Kurz.

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Inauguration of the Ban Ki-moon Centre for Global Citizens

The Ban Ki-moon Centre for Global Citizens is inaugurated on 03.01.2018 in Vienna at the Austrian Federal Chancellery under the auspices of Chancellor Sebastian Kurz. Direct link to video here.
 

Live from the Austrian Bundeskanzleramt: Inauguration of the Ban Ki-moon Centre for Global Citizens

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

 

Let’s unite in moving ahead with this Paris climate change agreement

London – US President Donald Trump is “standing on the wrong side of history” in withdrawing from the Paris Climate Treaty

“I am deeply concerned about what President Trump of the United States has declared that the US is withdrawing from this Paris Agreement. I have been speaking out that his vision is politically short-sighted, and economically irresponsible and scientifically wrong. So he is standing on the wrong side of history,” Ban said on the sidelines of a London peace walk.

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“65 million children are still out of school” warned former UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon

Toronto – WE, the largest youth organization in Canada to date and it’s only getting bigger. WE officially opened the doors to its first ever Global Learning Centre (GLC) – a space for big thinking youth to pitch their ideas, connect with kids across the globe and ultimately impact their communities.

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