The Ban Ki-moon Centre for Global Citizens is an independent nonprofit organization under Austrian law. The Centre was founded in 2017 and is co-chaired by Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary-General from 2007 – 2016 and by Heinz Fischer, President of the Republic of Austria from 2004 – 2016.
“Be inspired to go out in the world and to work not only for the betterment of your own country, but the betterment of humankind. Be a global citizen. Act with passion and compassion. Help us to make the world safer and more sustainable today and for the generations that will follow. That is our moral responsibility.” – Ban Ki-moon
Ban Ki-moon Centre at the European Forum Alpbach 2019
Watch the video of the highlights of the Centre's engagements:
- Attending Opening of the Political and Legal Symposia
- Hosting a Breakout Session ``Promoting the SDGs in Europe with a Global Mindset``
- Meetings with President, Chancellor, and Ministers of Austria and world leaders such as President of the United Nations General Assembly
- Presentation and Award Ceremony of the Ban Ki-moon Global Citizen Scholars
BKMC Video Update
(June - August 2019)
Check out the most recent activities and events of the Ban Ki-moon Centre for Global Citizens!
From June to August, BKMC co-chairs participated in a number of international conferences and meetings, including the UN Security Council where Co-chair Ban delivered an address and the CTBT Science and Technology Conference where Co-chair Fischer delivered a keynote. The Centre also organized a CTBT Youth Event ``Our Present, Our Future`` and co-organized a session ``Empowering Unwed Mothers in Korea`` at the JCI Asia-Pacific Conference.
“Empowering Unwed Mothers in Korea: Combatting Social Stigma and Improving Policies”
At the JCI Asia-Pacific Conference 2019, the Ban Ki-moon Centre for Global Citizens hosted and co-organized a session in cooperation with Intree, unwed mothers' club in Korea, the Seoul Young Leaders Club (SYLC) of Rotary, and Junior Chamber International (JCI) on June 19th.
Ban Ki-moon Calls for Urgent Action on Climate Adaptation together with Bill Gates and Kristalina Georgieva
On September 11th, as a leader of the Global Commission on Adaptation (GCA) along with Bill Gates, the Co-chair of the ...Read More
BKMC Co-chair Heinz Fischer met with Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan on September 11th in Beijing, China. During the meeting, BKMC Co-chair ...Read More
Today, Co-chair Heinz Fischer and CEO Monika Froehler featured at the “Meet SDGs” High-End Forum No. 7 taken place at the School ...Read More
On September 3rd, Co-Chair Ban Ki-moon gave a keynote speech at the opening ceremony of the 2019 GICC held in Seoul. ...Read More
On September 3rd-4th, BKMC CEO Monika Froehler attended the 4th International Conference on Global Citizenship Education that was co-organized by UNESCO ...Read More