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A ceremony to break ground on a U.N. global education center, initiated by former U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, was held at Handong Global University in the country’s southeastern port city of Pohang on Tuesday, with Ban attending.
UNAI Korea is building the Ban Ki-moon Global Education Institute (GEI) to help realize the U.N.’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and nurture related global experts. The UNAI is short for the U.N. Academic Impact, an initiative launched by then-U.N. chief Ban in November 2010 to align institutions of higher education, scholarship and research with the U.N. At present, more than 1,000 institutions in over 120 countries and some 40 academic networks are now members.
“I hope the GEI will be a place for a well-rounded education that combines personality and expertise,” Ban said in a congratulatory speech.