As the founder and president of Korea Institute of Brain Science (KIBS), Seoul, Ilchi Lee announced that the United Nations, Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), at its Annual Ministerial Review meeting at the UN Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland, voted to designate KIBS as a Non-governmental Organization (NGO) in Roster Consultative Status of ECOSOC, July 20, 2007.
The granting of this status recognizes the importance and potential of KIBS’s scientific research on Brain Education and its prospects to contribute to the UN’s Millennium Development Goals — including health, education, empowerment, economics and peace for the world — by 2015.
KIBS is an international nonprofit organization, based in Korea, established to facilitate the development of science, medical science and education, in order to improve the world’s health and contribute to the peacefulness of people.
With its Roster Consultative Status, KIBS is eligible to attend meetings of ECOSOC and its various agencies, engage with other NGOs in UN-sponsored projects and events, and use the facilities of the UN for KIBS-sponsored events to promote Brain Education. KIBS was one of 89 NGOs to be approved by ECOSOC on July 20, bringing the total NGOs with Consultative Status to 2,856, of which 970 have Roster Consultative Status.