The Ban Ki-moon Centre for Global Citizens is a Quasi-International Organization based in Vienna, Austria. The Centre was established in January 2018 and is co-chaired by Ban Ki-moon (Secretary-General of the UN 2007 – 2016) and by Heinz Fischer (President of the Republic of Austria 2004 – 2016).
The Ban Ki-moon Centre empowers women and youth to live in a peaceful and prosperous world. We strive for a world based on universal respect for human rights, regardless of age, gender, identity, religion, and nationality, where sustainable development is achieved through global citizenship in shared responsibility, understanding and empathy.
The Ban Ki-moon Centre uses its independence, network and expertise to empower women and youth worldwide. We believe that leadership and mediation are essential to peace; that advocacy and participation are critical to empowerment; and that education is fundamental to fostering global citizenship.
We have produced three online courses partnered with the Yonsei University and APCEIU. The courses are free and self-paced. They also include an open forum where learners and educators can communicate with each other and actively share their own opinions about the discussion topics.
The Ban Ki-moon Centre encourages artists, designers, activists, students and change-makers to design a poster on global citizenship. A poster competition should create ideas on global citizenship, a term coined by many nouns and adjectives but lacking visualization.
Global Citizen Scholarships
The GC Scholarship Program empowers young people by facilitating their participation in international conferences as well as tailor-made, short-term academic training and mentoring during the development of their own “SDG Micro-Project.”
Global Citizen Fellowships
The GC Fellowships are leadership development opportunities for young leaders who seek to strengthen their changemakers capacities for sustainable development. The fellows take part in a six-month SDG-Micro-Project implementation period.
The Sustainable Development Goals (The SDGs, also referred to as #GlobalGoals) are the framework of the Ban Ki-moon Centre for Global Citizens.
Their implementation is necessary to empower women and youth to live in a world, in which all people can thrive as global citizens.
On 21 October 2020, Chief Operating Officer of the BKMC, Katrin Harvey participated in the 15th Austrian CSR-Day, organized by respACT, ...Read More
Message from Co-chair and 8th Secretary-General of the UN, Ban Ki-moon Today, on October 24th, 2020, we are commemorating the anniversary ...Read More
This year the UN SDG Action Campaign became an online space engaging world leaders and emerging leaders to accelerate solutions for ...Read More
BKMC Hosts Final Mentoring Workshop with Mentees for 2020 on the Importance of Network Building for Young Women
Last week, the BKMC, in cooperation with the Muslim Youth of Austria (MJÖ), hosted its third and final mentee workshop for ...Read More
On September 29, 2020 Ban Ki-moon Centre Co-chair, Ban Ki-moon contributed to the Bahrain Visions Forum taking place on the sidelines ...Read More
On September 24th, the BKMC participated in an SDG Marketplace event organized by the Directorate of Education of the City of ...Read More
#BKMC CEO Monika Froehler was a panelist for an online discussion part of the five-day Bloomberg Green Festival organized by ...Read More
Asia Development Bank: Developing Asia Beyond the Pandemic On September 18, 2020, Co-chair Ban Ki-moon participated in the Asia Development Bank’s ...Read More
“Start small, start with something and have trust that it will grow.” Zoe Kelland This week, our Global Citizen Scholars had ...Read More
On September 1, 2020 – Ban Ki-moon Centre Co-chair, Ban Ki-moon participated in a discussion panel hosted by IACA – International ...Read More
On August 26, 2020, Ban Ki-moon Centre Co-chair Ban Ki-moon and young climate activist Vanessa Nakate from Uganda, took the stage ...Read More
Part of the European Forum Alpbach, this week, BKMC CEO Monika Froehler joined fellow speakers Dr. Katharina Mader (Dept. of Economics ...Read More
On August 6, 2020, the Ban Ki-moon Centre launched a new interview series: #superwomen. The first guest for the series hosted ...Read More
On 28 July 2020, the Ban Ki-moon Centre along with UNICEF and Generation Unlimited featured in a Y20 working meeting on ...Read More
The BKMC Global Citizen Scholars attended their very first “Expert Workshop” on Thursday, July 23rd. The scholars had the unique opportunity ...Read More
On July 15th, 2020 Austria presented its first Voluntary National Review (#VNR) on SDG implementation as a part of the High-Level ...Read More
On July 10, the Ban Ki-moon Centre for Global Citizens hosted an introductory session with the BKMC Global Citizen Scholars 2020. ...Read More
On July 8th, the Ban Ki-moon Centre for Global Citizens joined the second online session for RAUN scholars 2020. This year, ...Read More
From Victory Day to Corona Disarray: 75 years of Europe’s Collective Security and Human Rights System
© IFIMES, 2020 On July 1, 2020, IFIMES with other partners organized a conference with over 20 speakers from all around ...Read More
Guest Blog Post by Stephane Magloire Creative Director and LGBTQ+ Activist based in Vienna, Austria. 2.07.2020 “My rule of thumb is: ...Read More
Last Friday, June 26th, the 2020 Global Citizen Scholars completed their online intensive training course on “Africa and COVID-19: Multidisciplinary Insights” ...Read More
On June 24th, RELX hosted the seventh SDG Inspiration Day filled with partnered with a series of engaging, interactive and stimulating events. The ...Read More
On June 22nd, 2020, Ban Ki-moon Centre CEO Monika Froehler was a guest speaker for the Eco-Ambassador Talks. The Eco-Ambassador Talks is ...Read More
On June 22nd, 2020, the Ban Ki-moon Centre for Global Citizens launched the Global Citizen Scholarship Program 2020 in partnership with ...Read More
The year 2020 marks the beginning of an impactful cooperation between the Bildungsdirektion Wien and the Ban Ki-moon Centre for Global ...Read More
The Ban Ki-moon Centre for Global Citizens Co-chairs Ban Ki-moon and Heinz Fischer have co-authored an article for the Austrian newspaper ...Read More
May 27th 2020, marked the start of an influential partnership between the Ban Ki-moon Centre and the Bildungsdirektion fur Wien. (Directorate of ...Read More
The last conference call of the Women’s Empowerment Program, Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) was held today, 18 May 2020, in an ...Read More
Watch our CEO Monika Froehler in the Online Education Leadership Forum panel on Education in the Times of Corona: Is preparing for ...Read More