“The beautiful dream of a world without war and poverty” President Van der Bellen, Ban Ki-moon, and Heinz Fischer in Krone Zeitung

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  On September 8th, the President of Austria, Alexander Van der Bellen, visited the Ban Ki-moon Centre for Global Citizens office ...

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COP27 is a Crucial Moment to Join Efforts in Advancing the Global Goal on Adaptation

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An exchange between all-female global leaders called for an increase in cooperation between countries to upscale action in climate change adaptation. ...

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8th UNITED NATIONS SECRETARY BAN KI-MOON COMMENDS AUSTRIA’S LEADERSHIP FOR THE WORK ON THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS and CALLS FOR INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATION

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During a mission trip to Vienna, Austria, Former Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon met with Chancellor Nehammer and Minister Karoline Edtstadler and discussed ...

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The Demand Paper Presentation Brings the Youth Agri Champions Webinar Series to a Close

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After a month of working together, the efforts of the Youth Agri Champions came to a culmination in the final workshop ...

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Upcoming Event: Climate Adaptation – The Road Beyond COP26: COP27 & COP28

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We are excited to announce that the High-Level Ministerial Roundtable: “Climate Adaptation – The Road Beyond COP26: COP27 & COP28″ will take ...

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Concretising the Demands: what needs to change to help smallholder farmers adapt to climate change?

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What do smallholder farmers need to adapt to climate change? That was the question posed to the Youth Agri Champions as ...

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Youth Agri Champions underway with the development of climate demands for agricultural adaptation

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The Youth Agri Champions Webinar Series is underway. Launched with speeches from CEO Monika Froehler and Elizabeth Nsimadala, President of the ...

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CEO Froehler mission trip to New York for the HLPF 2022

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BKMC CEO Monika Froehler mission travel to New York for the UN High-Level Political Forum for Sustainable Development July 2022 During ...

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HLPF 2022 High-Level Side Event “Linking SDG 16 & SDG 5 in a time of crisis – Women in Peacebuilding & Justice”

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The Republic of Austria and the Hashemite Kingdome of Jordan in cooperation with UN-Women, SDG Watch Europe, and the Ban Ki-moon ...

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2. SDG Dialogforum – Aktuelle Chancen und Perspektive zur Umsetzung der Agenda 2030

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6. October 2022, 9:00 – 13:00 CEST, Virtual Event 7. October 2022, 9:00 – 12:30 CEST, Livestream from MQ Libelle Against ...

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#WeChampion Interview with Yasmine Sherif – New Date & Time

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We have postponed our We Champion Interview with Yasmine Sherif to next Tuesday, 5 July at 4:30 PM CEST. The Ban ...

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Virtual Roundtable “Voices of Hope: Realities of Afghan Women”

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On Wednesday 25 May 5 PM CEST (8:30 PM AFT), the Ban Ki-moon Centre (BKMC) and its Afghan fellows from the ...

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Join us for our Virtual Roundtable “Voices of Hope: Realities of Afghan Women”

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On Wednesday 25 May 5 PM CEST (8:30 PM AFT), the Ban Ki-moon Centre (BKMC) and its Afghan fellows from the ...

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Investing In Development Programs Means Investing In Our Future

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As host of this year’s G7 summit, Germany can set an example. Ban Ki-moon   Author: Ban Ki-moon May 19, 2022 ...

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GC Scholars Discuss Sustainable African Cities at Bordeaux Summer School

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Our 2022 Global Citizen Scholars attended the Bordeaux Summer School on “Sustainable African cities: multidisciplinary research to meet health, demographic, economic ...

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Launch Global Citizen Scholarship Program 2022

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On 29 April 2022, the Ban Ki-moon Centre for Global Citizens launched its 5th Global Citizen Scholarship Program in partnership with ...

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Ban Ki-moon Centre Board Members and CEO Monika Froehler reappointed

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The Ban Ki-moon Centre is delighted to announce the prolongation of its board members, and the reappointment of Monika Froehler as ...

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Closing Ceremony – Online Executive Training “Young Women Leadership on Climate Adaptation”

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The first Online Executive Training “Young Women Leadership on Climate Adaptation” concluded on Thursday, 17 March 2022, celebrating six months of ...

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International Women’s Day: Celebrating Women who #AdaptOurWorld

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Guest blog post by Gabriela Díaz Musmanni for International Women’s Day.  The Covid crisis has exposed the depths of gender inequality ...

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Ban Ki-moon and CEO Monika Froehler mission trip to the UAE

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BKMC Co-chair Ban Ki-moon and CEO Monika Froehler travel to the United Arab Emirates for a mission trip on climate change ...

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8th UNITED NATIONS SECRETARY BAN KI-MOON COMMENDS UAE’S LEADERSHIP FOR CLIMATE ACTION AND CALLS FOR INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATION LEADING UP TO COP28

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Ahead of COP27 and COP28, during a mission trip, Ban Ki-moon congratulates the government of the United Arab Emirates on their climate ...

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Ban Ki-moon in “The ASEAN” on multilateralism

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Ban Ki-moon Centre Co-chair Ban Ki-moon reflects in “The ASEAN”‘s December/ January Edition on his 10-year tenure as chief diplomat of the ...

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GEEF 2022 “Remember our Common Future”

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Under the theme “Remember our Common Future”, the Global Engagement and Empowerment Forum on Sustainable Development (GEEF) reviewed the Past, Present ...

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How Can Investing in Youth Leaders Combat Record Unemployment in Nigeria?

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Guest Blog By Joe McCarthy Nigeria has struggled with an unemployment crisis for several years. In 2021, unemployment in the country ...

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Closing Ceremony – Global Citizen Scholarship Program 2021

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  On December 15th, the Global Citizen Scholarship Program 2021 held its virtual Closing Ceremony. The Ceremony honored this year’s eight ...

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Mid-Term Reflections on the Online Executive Training “Young Women Leadership on Climate Adaptation”

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End of the first term of the Online Executive Training   The Ban Ki-moon Centre launched a new Online Executive Training aiming to foster Young ...

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Why Is Agriculture Key to Ending Unemployment in Kenya

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Guest Blog By Joe McCarthy Kenya’s economy revolves around farming. More than 40% of the population, including 70% of rural adults, ...

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Orange the World through Activism: The BKMC hosts Video Campaign on Anti-Femicide Movements

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In support of the 2021 Orange the World Campaign, the BKMC launched a video trilogy spotlighting anti-femicide movements from different parts ...

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Beyond COP26 – Moving Towards a Green Economy

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First Virtual Climate Symposium hosted by the Ban Ki-moon Centre & the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Korea to the ...

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26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) – There is No Time to Waste

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First Pledge for Smallholder Farmers, Agricultural Innovation and Research reaches $575M! Between October 31st and November 12th, the United Kingdom (UK) ...

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New Report: Europe and North America Regional GCED Network

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We are very excited to share our new research report titled “Mapping the GCED sector in Europe and North America” together ...

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World Leaders Pledge to Save the Planet at Global Citizen

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$100B Climate Pledge, $6B for Famine Relief, and Vaccine Justice at Global Citizen Live! Official partner of Global Citizen through a joint ...

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Virtual Ceremony – Women’s Empowerment Programme Latin America

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On September 23, 2021, the virtual ceremony of the Women’s Empowerment Programme (WEP) Latin America gave occasion to celebrate the achievements of ...

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Eröffnung des ersten “SDG Dialogforum Österreich: Building forward mit der Agenda 2030”

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Am 28. September 2021 wurde das allererste “SDG Dialogforum Österreich: Building forward mit der Agenda 2030” als hybrides Format im Naturhistorischen ...

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Coldplay Supports the Ban Ki-moon Centre’s Call for Climate Action

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Coldplay’s call to action echoed the urging of Indonesian climate advocates, who co-signed a letter to President Joko Widodo, widely known ...

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Co-chair Ban Ki-moon Visits Vienna

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On September 7 – 9, 2021 – Vienna, Co-chair of the Ban Ki-moon Centre for Global Citizens (BKMC), Ban Ki-moon and ...

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How Funding for Farmers Can Help End Hunger and Poverty

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Guest Blog By Joe McCarthy Globally, there are over 500 million smallholder farms, working on which are over a billion people who cultivate ...

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Roundtable on Effective Women Leadership – Women’s Empowerment Programme Latin America

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On the 19th of August 2021, the Roundtable on Effective Women Leadership took place as part of the Women’s Empowerment Programme Latin America. ...

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Joining forces with CARE Nederland

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In the second half of 2021, the Ban Ki-moon Centre and CARE Nederland – CARE Climate Change and Resilience Platform signed a ...

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Education 4 Justice Roundtable of the Women’s Empowerment Programme Latin America

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On the 22nd of July 2021, the Roundtable on Education 4 Justice (E4J) took place as part of the Women’s Empowerment Programme Latin America.  The aim of this Roundtable was to foster ...

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SDG Dialogueforum Austria “Building forward better with Agenda 2030”

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SDG Dialogueforum Austria “Building forward better with Agenda 2030″ on the theme ‘Together for sustainable development after Covid-19’ is an event ...

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Opening Week of the Women’s Empowerment Programme Latin America (WEP)

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On July 12, 2021, we launched the Women’s Empowerment Programme (WEP) Latin America, which brings together 20 young women changemakers from Bolivia, Brazil, ...

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The BKMC becomes Knowledge Partner for the Climate Walkers

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BKMC RAUN research mentee Eva-Maria Holzinger got inspired by her academic work on sustainability and together with other young changemakers initiated ...

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BAN KI-MOON STAGE at the RELX INSPIRATION DAY

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On June 22nd, RELX hosted the seventh SDG Inspiration Day in collaboration with several organizations including the Ban Ki-moon Centre for Global Citizens, Global Citizen, ...

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BKMC teams up with Global Citizen to Promote Climate-Resilient Agriculture

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Climate change is already transforming humanity’s relationship with nature, and nowhere is this shift more apparent than in the field of ...

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Global Citizen Scholars Attend Bordeaux Summer School on “African Cities in 2030”

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From May 31 – June 4, the 2021 cohort of BKMC Global Citizen Scholars (GC Scholars) attended an intensive 1-week summer ...

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„Only the Beginning“– Closing of the ASEAN Youth for SDGs Webinar Series

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Throughout a two-month period, 33 young leaders from the Southeast Asian Region took part in the ASEAN Youth for SDGs Webinar ...

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BKMC Celebrates Africa Day 2021

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May 25th is celebrated as Africa Day 2021 around the globe to mark the founding of the African Union 🌍🌍 This ...

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Ban Ki-moon Calls on Countries to Invest in Climate Adaptation

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  Global Citizen, 22 April 2021 “Only through such solidarity can we limit climate risks.”  Countries must use this Earth Day ...

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BKMC IS FUNDING STIPENDS FOR SUMMER SCHOOL GHENT 2021

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The Ban Ki-moon Centre for Global Citizens is excited to announce that it will fund 10 stipends for the Ghent University 2021 Summer School Program in cooperation with the Ghent University, ...

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“One planet, one future – engaging youths for #SDGs”

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On March 26th, the Dewey Centre hosted the event “One planet, one future – engaging youths for #SDGs” from Beijing, China, ...

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ASEAN YOUTH FOR THE SDGs

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The ASEAN Youth for SDGs Webinar Series aims to  elevate the knowledge and skills of 33 youth  representatives to effectively contribute to the SDGs,  take ...

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“Building Bridges”: The BKMC promotes Youth Engagement for the Sustainable Development Goals and the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty

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As part of the Decade of Action to advance the SDGs and the Paris Climate Agreement, the BKMC is taking part in the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization’s (CTBTO) “Building ...

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Ban Ki-moon Centre 2020 Annual Report is Out!

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We are thrilled to share the 2020 Annual Report of the Ban Ki-moon Centre for Global Citizens with you. We hope ...

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ENLIGHT Kickoff Week: University Network Launches with Energy and Ambition!

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From March 1-5, 2021, the BKMC took part in ENLIGHT European University Network‘s official virtual kickoff, an alliance of nine European universities, striving for students to become ...

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Launch of Cooperation with UNODC to foster ASEAN Youth Leadership for the SDGs

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On Monday, 22 February, the BKMC signed a Project Cooperation Agreement with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), ...

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The Shadow Pandemic Action Brief

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The 25th of every month has been designated “Orange Day” by the United Nations Secretary-General’s Campaign UNiTE to End Violence Against ...

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Climate Adaptation with Global Citizen

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  The COVID19 pandemic and its far-reaching impacts on the economy, climate, health, hunger, and education have halted and reversed the ...

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Conversation with Young Global Citizens

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BKMC COO Katrin Harvey joined a group of young global citizens from France, USA, and Canada to discuss the idea behind ...

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Program Officer Julia Zimmerman & GC Scholar Ruvimbo Samanga at Goals Afrika Awareness Campaign: SDGs and Agenda 2063 for Africa

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On February 15, 2021, BKMC Program Officer Julia Zimmerman and Global Citizen Scholar 2020 Ruvimbo Samanga joined as speakers at the ...

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Where Does Our Breakfast Come From?

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Guest Blog by SIMC Master Student, Adélaïde MORILLOT As the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) continue to gain importance and visibility ...

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Joining forces with the Centre for Feminist Foreign Policy

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Starting the new year with a new partnership, the BKMC and the Centre for Feminist Foreign Policy (CFFP) signed a Memorandum ...

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The 3rd Global Engagement and Empowerment Forum on Sustainable Development (GEEF2021)

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Co-hosted by the BKMC, the 3rd Global Engagement and Empowerment Forum on Sustainable Development (GEEF2021) aimed to diagnose the global crisis caused by ...

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“New Generations, New Visions – Rebooting Dialogues on Civilizations between East & West” – Dewey Centre x BKMC

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On February 3rd, the Dewey Centre hosted the event “New Generations, New Visions – Rebooting Dialogues on Civilizations between East & ...

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Climate Adaptation Summit 2021

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The Climate Adaptation Summit 2021 led by Co-chair Ban Ki-moon, hosted by the Netherlands and the Global Center on Adaptation convened ...

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Conclusion of First Research Cycle with Students of University of Economics, Vienna

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On January 26th, the BKMC successfully concluded the first research cycle in partnership with the institute for Public Management and Governance ...

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Ban Ki-moon in conversation with die Furche: “We need more Global Citizens”

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The Ban Ki-moon Centre for Global Citizens Co-chair Ban Ki-moon was interviewed by Die Furche for its January Edition about the ...

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Global Citizen Scholar Samuel Afadu & Global Citizen Fellow Horia Sardarzada at VEF

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The VEF Virtual Series “Empowering Women and Youth to Accelerate the Clean Energy Transition”, on January 12-13, invited women and young ...

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Launch of Mission 4.7 at the Vatican Youth Symposium

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On December 16th, the Ban Ki-moon Centre, along with UNESCO, the SDSN, and the Center for Sustainable Development (CSD) at Columbia ...

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Ban Ki-moon Global Citizen Scholars 2020 – Closing Ceremony

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On December 15, 2020, the Ban Ki-moon Global Citizen Scholarship Program 2020’s Closing Ceremony took place. The BKMC, together with RELX & University of Bordeaux awarded, six extraordinary African ...

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The Earth is Running a Fever

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Today, on December 12th, 2020, we are commemorating the 5th year anniversary of the Paris Climate Agreement and the leaders who ...

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BKMC RAUN scholars present paper on “Global Citizenship Education in the European Union: Dimensions and Differences”

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On 10 and 11 December, RAUN held its online closing event for this year’s program “Partnership and Cooperation for the Future: ...

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Innovative Initatives to Prevent Gender-Based Violence

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As a part of 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence and the Orange the World Campaign, the Ban Ki-moon Centre hosted an interactive session ...

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Tackling the Shadow Pandemic: Violence Against Women During COVID-19 Times

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Before the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, data estimated that 1 in 3 women will experience violence in their lifetime. As countries went into lockdown, reports on domestic violence have spiked.   ...

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Turning challenges into opportunities – Global Citizen Scholars engage in inspiring talk with Arrey Obenson, CEO of Transformunity

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  Last week, our current Global Citizen Scholars and Alumni from the program had the chance to attend an expert workshop ...

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Inspiration in focus at the Closing Ceremony of the 2020 Mentorship Program

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This week, on November 17, 2020, the Ban Ki-moon Centre, in partnership with the Muslim Youth of Austria (MJÖ), successfully hosted its second closing ...

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Accelerating Action for SDGs in Austria

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Following Austria’s presentation of its first Voluntary National Review (VNR) to the United Nations in July 2020, the Ban Ki-moon Centre, ...

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CEO Froehler Moderates Food Systems Panel at VEF

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On November 4, 2020, Ban Ki-moon Centre CEO Monika Froehler moderated a breakout session during the “Priorities at the Farm Level” ...

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Participation is everything!

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On 21 October 2020, Chief Operating Officer of the BKMC, Katrin Harvey participated in the 15th Austrian CSR-Day, organized by respACT, ...

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Co-chair Ban Ki-moon Celebrates United Nations Day

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Message from Co-chair and 8th Secretary-General of the UN, Ban Ki-moon Today, on October 24th, 2020, we are commemorating the anniversary ...

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SDG ACTION ZONE IS NOW AVAILABLE ON DEMAND!

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This year the UN SDG Action Campaign became an online space engaging world leaders and emerging leaders to accelerate solutions for ...

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BKMC Hosts Final Mentoring Workshop with Mentees for 2020 on the Importance of Network Building for Young Women

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Last week, the BKMC, in cooperation with the Muslim Youth of Austria (MJÖ), hosted its third and final mentee workshop for ...

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Ban Ki-moon Contributes to Bahrain Visions Forum

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On September 29, 2020 Ban Ki-moon Centre Co-chair, Ban Ki-moon contributed to the Bahrain Visions Forum taking place on the sidelines ...

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BKMC at the SDG Marketplace

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On September 24th, the BKMC participated in an SDG Marketplace event organized by the Directorate of Education of the City of ...

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BKMC CEO MONIKA FROEHLER JOINS BLOOMBERG GREEN FESTIVAL

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  #BKMC CEO Monika Froehler was a panelist for an online discussion part of the five-day Bloomberg Green Festival organized by ...

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Ban Ki-moon Joins the Annual Meeting of the Asia Development Bank

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Asia Development Bank: Developing Asia Beyond the Pandemic On September 18, 2020, Co-chair Ban Ki-moon participated in the Asia Development Bank’s ...

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Second Expert Workshop with our Global Citizen Scholars!

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“Start small, start with something and have trust that it will grow.” Zoe Kelland This week, our Global Citizen Scholars had ...

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Ban Ki-moon Delivers Speech on Anti – Corruption at Forum Alpbach

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On September 1, 2020 – Ban Ki-moon Centre Co-chair, Ban Ki-moon participated in a discussion panel hosted by  IACA – International ...

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Ban Ki-moon and Vanessa Nakate discuss how to save the world at Forum Alpbach

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On August 26, 2020, Ban Ki-moon Centre Co-chair Ban Ki-moon and young climate activist Vanessa Nakate from Uganda, took the stage ...

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BKMC CEO Monika Froehler Speaks at European Forum Alpbach – ‘Women in Crises’

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Part of the European Forum Alpbach, this week, BKMC CEO Monika Froehler joined fellow speakers Dr. Katharina Mader (Dept. of Economics ...

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Watch The First #superwomen Interview with Aya Chebbi

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On August 6, 2020, the Ban Ki-moon Centre launched a new interview series: #superwomen. The first guest for the series hosted ...

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BKMC joined the #Y20 Working Meeting on Global Citizenship

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On 28 July 2020, the Ban Ki-moon Centre along with UNICEF and Generation Unlimited  featured in a Y20 working meeting on ...

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The First Expert Workshop for our Scholars is Complete!

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The BKMC Global Citizen Scholars attended their very first “Expert Workshop” on Thursday, July 23rd. The scholars had the unique opportunity ...

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Austria’s First Voluntary National Review at the HLPF

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On July 15th, 2020 Austria presented its first Voluntary National Review (#VNR) on SDG implementation as a part of the High-Level ...

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Getting to Know our Global Citizen Scholars

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On July 10, the Ban Ki-moon Centre for Global Citizens hosted an introductory session with the BKMC Global Citizen Scholars 2020. ...

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Partnership and Cooperation for the Future: The role of youth, security and education

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On July 8th, the Ban Ki-moon Centre for Global Citizens joined the second online session for RAUN scholars 2020. This year, ...

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From Victory Day to Corona Disarray: 75 years of Europe’s Collective Security and Human Rights System

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© IFIMES, 2020 On July 1, 2020, IFIMES with other partners organized a conference with over 20 speakers from all around ...

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Be Proud by Guest Writer Stephane Magloire

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Guest Blog Post by Stephane Magloire Creative Director and LGBTQ+ Activist based in Vienna, Austria.  2.07.2020 “My rule of thumb is: ...

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Final Day of Online Training with the University of Bordeaux: Global Citizen Scholars 2020

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Last Friday, June 26th, the 2020 Global Citizen Scholars completed their online intensive training course on “Africa and COVID-19: Multidisciplinary Insights” ...

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BKMC Took Stage at the RELX #SDGinspiration Day

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On June 24th, RELX hosted the seventh SDG Inspiration Day filled with partnered with  a series of engaging, interactive and stimulating events. The ...

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