Ilchi Lee and UN secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Discuss Global Priorities

On July 28, 2007, Ilchi Lee and the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon met privately in New York City for two hours to get to know each other and discuss the major issues today facing the world and the United Nations, and what solutions can be considered.

Ilchi Lee and UN secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Discuss Global Priorities

Among the global priorities explored where the changing Earth’s environment and its consequences for nations and people, prevention of terrorism and war, and the short-term and long-term alleviation of starvation and poverty.

Ilchi Lee shared his views, among them the principles, methods and benefits of Brain Education, applicable for training people of every country and culture to empower their brains to the extent that they are more receptive to attitudes and behavior compatible with improved health, family life, education, business and management, and world peace.

Ban Ki-moon, from the Republic of Korea, is the eighth Secretary-General of the United Nations. He brings to this post 37 years of service in government and on the global stage. When elected Secretary-General, he was his country’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade. He had been posted in New Delhi, Washington, DC, and Vienna, and had served as Foreign Policy Advisor to the President, Chief National Security Advisor to the President, Deputy Minister for Policy Planning, and Director-General of American Affairs. Throughout this service, his vision was a peaceful Korean peninsula playing an expanding role for peace and prosperity in the region and the wider world. His longstanding ties with the United Nations go back to 1975, when he worked for the Foreign Ministry’s United Nations Division.

Ilchi Lee Announces that KIBS Is Designated as an NGO in Consultative Status by the UN

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.