Our online courses are co-developed with UNESCO APCEIU and are publicly accessible on the GCED Online Campus. The courses are completely free and self-paced, aiming to reach people across the globe interested in global citizenship and gender equality.  We encourage every individual to take actions to advance the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as global citizens.


The Ban Ki-moon Centre for Global Citizens has produced three online courses together with partners such as 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.

Sustainable Development in the 21st Century

The course is structured around the five pillars of Agenda 2030 – people, prosperity, planet, peace and justice, and partnership, students will learn that these pillars are interconnected and need to be integrated in practical policy-making and operational activities for development, in both developed and developing country settings.

Becoming Global Citizens for a Sustainable Society

The course is for anyone who would like to learn more about the SDGs and how to act as a global citizen. The lectures feature global and national leaders such as former Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon, former Director General of UNESCO Irina Bokova, and former President of Austria Heinz Fischer as well as experts and advocates from different fields and sectors.

Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment: A Pathway to Sustainable Development

This course focuses on gender issues and women empowerment. The course features SDG 5 advocates such as Chair of The Elders Mary Robinson, previous President of Ireland and the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Executive Director of UN Women Phumzile Mlambo-ngcuka, Youth Envoy to the UNSG Jayathma Wickramanayake, and many more.