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
Gender Equity in all sectors
Climate and Sustainability
Public Health Equity
Peace, Security, and Justice
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.
Chairman of the Board of Directors
Founder of the
Alexander Bodini Foundation
Yongsuk "Y.S." Chi
Chairman of Elsevier
and Director of RELX
Chief Executive Officer of the
Ban Ki-moon Centre
for Global Citizens
Chief Philanthropic Advisor for Donor Initiatives at Wellspring Philanthropic Fund
Former United Nations
for Disarmament Affairs
United Nations Special Envoy
on Road Safety
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.
FUNDING DONOR CIRCLE
Join us as a founding supporter as we scale our efforts to advance the Sustainable Development Goals and Paris Climate Agreement around the globe