Ban Ki-Moon Center for global citizens
The Ban Ki-moon Centre for Global Citizens is an independent, non-profit organization in Vienna. It is co-chaired by Ban Ki-moon, former Secretary-General of the United Nations and by Dr. Heinz Fischer, former President of the Republic of Austria. The Centre has affiliated offices in the Republic of Korea and tentatively in Kuwait. ˧

A global citizen is someone who self-identifies first and foremost not as a member of a State, a tribe or a nation, but instead as a member of the human race, looking beyond the narrow scope of national or personal interests. Global citizens support peaceful solutions to today´s global challenges. ˧

The Centre will use its independence, expertise and network to work for peace, poverty eradication, empowerment of youth and women, justice and human rights worldwide. Working both publicly and through informal diplomacy, the Centre will engage with leaders, youth, academia, international organizations and civil society at all levels to resolve crisis and conflicts and address some root causes hindering the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals. ˧

The Ban Ki-moon Centre for Global Citizens works within the framework of the SDGs particularly for women and young people focusing on the following key areas for the first years: ˧

Leadership and mediation for promoting peace; Advocacy to empower women and the youth; and Education for global citizens. ˧




© the authors changed: January 3, 2018