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.
On October 11th, BKMC Co-chair Heinz Fischer delivered an inspirational keynote speech ‘The Global Relevance of the SDGs’ at the Impact ...Read More
On October 11, Co-chair Ban Ki-moon delivered an opening remark at the IVI State Forum 2019 and congratulated IVI’s 22nd anniversary. ...Read More
BKMC Co-chair Ban Ki-moon delivered a keynote speech at the GCF Private Investment for Climate Conference
As the Chair of the Council of Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), Co-chair Ban Ki-moon delivered a keynote speech at the ...Read More
On October 2, Co-chair Ban Ki-moon delivered a keynote speech at the 6th Yoon Hoo-jung Unification Forum held at Ewha Womans ...Read More
The Ban Ki-moon Centre for Global Citizens, the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna, and the Women in International Security (WIIS) Austria co-hosted ...Read More