The Ban Ki-moon Centre and the Co-chairs address several thousands of people on global citizen action, climate change, peace and empowerment of women and youth, particularly through education.
CELEBRATING LGBTQ+ PRIDE MONTH
The Ban Ki-moon Centre for Global Citizens and its Co-chairs advocates equality, diversity and inclusivity within the framework of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The world has come a long way since the Stonewall Riots in 1969 but injustice, discrimination and exclusion are still a part of the daily life of the LGBTQ+ community.
GLOBAL ENGAGEMENT AND EMPOWERMENT FORUM FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT (GEEF)
This annual conference brings together individual and institutions from different nations who contribute to creating diverse and fruitful discussions and map pathways on how to engage and empower youth and women in the context of the SDGs.
SDG 5 – RISING BEYOND STIGMA: EMPOWERING STAND-ALONE MOTHERS IN SOUTH KOREA
The BKMC together with Intree, a stand-alone mothers’ club in South Korea, and the Seoul Young Leaders Club (SYLC) of Rotary, engages in supporting processes regarding curbing the stigma associated with stand-alone mothers in South Korea.
SDG 5– ORANGE THE WORLD: ENDING VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN
Since 2015, UN Women is spearheading the Orange the World campaign, taking place annually starting on 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, up until 10 December, Human Rights Day. During these 16 Days of Activism, the world’s most prominent monuments and buildings are illuminated in orange, representing a future free from violence against women.
SDG 11 – TRANSFORMING URBAN SPACES FOR GLOBAL CITIZENS
The Ban Ki-moon Centre launched its advocacy efforts to raise awareness for the sustainability of urbanization processes and the mitigation of urban disasters and risks caused by climate change. The Centre focused on bringing in partners like the Global Commission on Adaptation and showcasing best practice models of future sustainable cities.
The Global Commission on Adaptation (GCA) was launched in 2018 by Ban Ki-moon, Kristalina Georgieva and Bill Gates with the mandate to encourage the development of measures to manage the effects of climate change through technology, planning and investment.
The Elders are a group of independent leaders, who use their collective experience and influence for peace, justice and human rights worldwide. The group was formed around Nelson Mandela and was led for years by Kofi Annan, who sadly passed away in 2019. Currently, the group is led by the former President of Ireland, Mary Robinson. Ban Ki-moon serves as Vice-Chair of the Elders.
The Centre launched the Global Citizenship Initiatives Portal (GCI) in 2018. The portal lists fellowships, academic programs and on-going initiatives for global citizenship world-wide. Users can search for initiatives all around the globe and discover opportunities to engage as global citizens. As an active portal we invite users to add their initiatives via the form function.