- María Fernanda Espinosa, President of the United Nations General Assembly
- Alexander Van der Bellen, Federal President of Austria
- Brigitte Bierlein, Federal Chancellor of Austria
- Franz Fischler, President of the European Forum Alpbach
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