The Ban Ki-moon Foundation was launched in 2022 in New York City, with the goal of mobilizing stakeholders across sectors in the U.S. and the Americas to advance progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Climate Agreement. Ban Ki-moon Foundation is the DBA name of the Foundation for the Ban Ki-moon Centre.



Foster leadership for the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Climate Agreement by inspiring current decision-makers and empowering the next generation of leaders.

Building a more sustainable world, based on universal respect for human rights, regardless of age, gender, identity, religion, and nationality through a global citizenship mindset.

Areas of Work

People Holding Human Rights Placards

Gender Equity in all sectors

Solar farm

Climate and Sustainability

Black Girl Getting Vaccinated for Covid-19 Prevention Sitting in Clinic

Public Health Equity

UNOG, United Nations Office Geneva

Peace, Security, and Justice


Leadership Development

with the goal of creating a larger and more diverse “bench” of leaders and movements ready to advance Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030 as well as influence the post-2030 Agenda.

Education and Advocacy

to increase financial and political commitments toward the implementation of SDGs and the Paris Climate Agreement on key issues at the intersection of gender, racial, and economic justice.

Advancing SDGs Solutions

through catalytic investment and scaling of local and transnational solutions led by youth, women, and other historically excluded communities.


Ban Ki-moon

Chairman of the Board of Directors

Daniele Bodini

Founder of the

Alexander Bodini Foundation

Yongsuk "Y.S." Chi

Chairman of Elsevier

and Director of RELX

Corporate Affairs

Monika Froehler

Chief Executive Officer of the

Ban Ki-moon Centre

for Global Citizens

Cecilia Garza

Chief Philanthropic Advisor for Donor Initiatives at Wellspring Philanthropic Fund

Kim Won-soo

Former United Nations

High Representative

for Disarmament Affairs

Jean Todt

United Nations Special Envoy

on Road Safety


Kate Landon

Executive Director

Angie Lo


Sakshi Shrivastava


Iona Neritani


Get Involved!

We have an ambitious goal of mobilizing 1,000 emerging women and youth leaders in the U.S., Americas and globally by 2030!


Become a catalyst for transformational change by mobilizing future women and youth leaders. Helps provide a one-time training for 5 - 10 emerging changemakers across the globe.





Support emerging changemakers to launch local innovative projects advancing the SDGs; includes financial support and technical assistance that helps projects reach approximately 50 - 100 community members.




Join us as a founding supporter as we scale our efforts to advance the Sustainable Development Goals and Paris Climate Agreement around the globe



For more information, including inquiring about opportunities for partnership, please reach out to: