Ban Ki-moon at the Forum Alpbach: Promoting the SDGs in Europe with a Global Mindset

More+Events ♦ Published: August 29, 2019; 15:36 ♦ (Vindobona)

Delivering a keynote, Chairman Ban Ki-moon encouraged all national leaders to act as global leaders with a global citizenship mindset, which he said is a truly crucial asset for every individual to have in order to achieve sustainable development in a global society.

Ban Ki-moon (middle) with Alexander Schallenberg (left) and Heinz Fischer (right) at the European Forum Alpbach at the high-level retreat "Promoting the SDGs in Europe". / Picture: © Bundeskanzleramt (BKA) / Andy Wenzel

"Liberty and Security" was the general topic of the European Alpbach Forum 2019.

The bouncing back of liberalism post 1945 in Western and post 1989 in Eastern Europe led many to believe that liberal democracy and market economy had become the only game in town. And that on the wings of globalisation it would pervade the whole world. But this is not the case. Who or what is the…