During European Forum Alpbach 2018, Alpbach-Laxenburg Group hosted a retreat where partners and potential partners of the Ban Ki-moon Centre for Global Citizens gathered, including IIASA, to discuss potential future collaboration. The meeting was attended by some of the Centre’s Board members Jeffrey Sachs and Kim Won-soo, and CEO Monika Froehler.
Potential topics of collaboration include developing thematic and political frameworks to link the Agenda 2030, the Paris Agreement, and other international conventions to create integrated implementation frameworks. The Centre’s partners will work together to develop a global school of excellence in sustainable studies in line with the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) Academy and SDSN Youth directed by Jeffrey Sachs.
Source and photo: http://www.iiasa.ac.at/web/home/about/events/20180826-Alpbach.html
“Educating global citizens to help make the world safer and more sustainable for current and future generations is a vital part of the Centre’s mission. I am confident that our new partnership with IACA, a global hub for anti-corruption education, will make an important contribution in this regard.”BKMC Co-chair Fischer continued:
“Major global challenges such as corruption require us all to work together to seek solutions. Today’s agreement, between two Austria-based organizations with a shared global outlook, represents a significant further commitment to this inclusive approach.”IACA Dean/Executive Secretary Kreutner concluded:
“Investing in anti-corruption education and empowerment is essential if we are to realize the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. IACA is extremely pleased to be joining forces with the Ban Ki-moon Centre, and we look forward to working together to prevent and fight corruption across the globe.”Source: https://www.iaca.int/1088-iaca-and-ban-ki-moon-centre-join-forces-against-corruption.html
- Márcia Balisciano, Director of Corporate Responsibility, RELX Group in London
- Michael Sheldrick, Global Director of Policy and Advocacy, Global Poverty Project, Global Citizen in New York
- Karin Kneissl, Austrian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Österreichisches Außenministerium
- Martin Ledolter, Managing Director, ADA
- Nour Barakeh, a youth representative
- Aart Jan De Geus, Chairman and CEO, Bertelsmann Stiftung in Gütersloh
- Christian Kroll, Senior Expert, Bertelsmann Stiftung in Gütersloh
- Susan Myers, Senior Vice President, UN Foundation in New York
- Monika Mörth, Managing Director, Environment Agency Austria in Vienna
- Herbert Ritsch, Director of Business Ethics, Bankhaus Schelhammer & Schattera AG in Vienna
- Jeffrey Sachs, Director of SDSN and the Center for Sustainable Development at Columbia University, Professor of Economics; Special Adviser to the UNSG on SDGs; Bestselling Author; Syndicated Columnist based in New York
The Ban Ki-moon Centre for Global Citizens in Vienna, together with its Co-Chairmen Ban Ki-moon and Heinz Fischer and its Board Members are deeply shocked and saddened about the sudden and unexpected passing away of Kofi Annan, the 7th Secretary General of the United Nations. His lifelong dedication for world peace and human rights will not be forgotten and his work towards achieving these goals will last on through the extraordinary work of his whole lifetime and the continued work of the Kofi Annan Foundation.
In these difficult times our heartfelt condolences go out to Nane Annan, his family and friends.
Today the World has lost a great human being and an extraordinary mind.
Ban Ki-moon & Heinz Fischer