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4th FEALAC Cyber Secretariat Workshop to Take Place
[ Ministry of Foreign Affairs ]
Mar 11, 2014
1. The Foreign Ministry will host the fourth workshop of the Cyber Secretariat of the Forum for East Asia-Latin America Cooperation (FEALAC) in Seoul on March 13 with delegates from the FEALAC member states in attendance. 2. The workshop will bring together 22 delegates from 14 ...
Comprehensive Measures to Prevent Protect Personal Data...
[ Financial Services Commission ]
Mar 10, 2014
Press Release March 10, 2014     Comprehensive Measures to Protect Personal Data in the Financial Sector         Overview   The FSC and relevant ministries[1] jointly announced a package of measures to prevent a recurrence of pers...
MOE to preemptively respond to water pollution and alga...
[ Ministry of Environment ]
Mar 07, 2014
The Ministry of Environment (MOE) announced to implement measures to prevent water pollution and control algae in spring season. As a key measure, ‘Water Quality Management Situation Room’ will be established and operated year-round under the Water Quality Management Division ...
Air pollutants emissions in 2011 fell by 0.5% year-on-y...
[ Ministry of Environment ]
Mar 06, 2014
National Institute of Environmental Research (NIER) calculated the emissions amount of eight air pollutants including PM10 discharged in Korea in 2011. According to NIER, air pollutant emissions in 2011 recorded 3.544 million tons, down by 0.5% year-on-year.   The ...
ROK to Dispatch a Special Envoy to the Inauguration Cer...
[ Ministry of Foreign Affairs ]
Mar 06, 2014
1. The government of the Republic of Korea has decided to send Choi Kyung-hwan, floor leader of the ruling Saenuri Party, as special envoy of President Park Geun-hye to the inauguration ceremony of incoming President Michelle Bachelet of Chile, which is set for March 11. ° Repr...
Foreign Minister and the ICRC President Exchange Views ...
[ Ministry of Foreign Affairs ]
Mar 06, 2014
1. Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se, who was on a visit to Geneva, Switzerland, for a UN Human Rights Council meeting, met with President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Peter Maurer on March 5. In the meeting, the Minister and the ICRC President exchanged vie...
Foreign Minister and the UN High Commissioner for Human...
[ Ministry of Foreign Affairs ]
Mar 06, 2014
1. On the sidelines of the 25th Session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland, Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se met with UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay on March 5. In the meeting, the Minister and the High Commissioner discussed key human rights is...
Second Vice Foreign Minister Meets with the UN Under-Se...
[ Ministry of Foreign Affairs ]
Mar 05, 2014
1. Second Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Cho Tae-yul met with Peter Launsky-Tieffenthal, UN Under-Secretary-General for Communications and Public Information, on March 5. In the meeting, the Vice Minister explained the Northeast Asia Peace and Cooperation Initiative and other k...
Foreign Minister to Speak about the ROK’s Human Rights ...
[ Ministry of Foreign Affairs ]
Mar 04, 2014
1. Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se will visit Geneva, Switzerland, from March 4 through 6 to attend the 25th session of the UN Human Rights Council, where he will speak about the position of the government of the Republic of Korea on international human rights issues and relay its ...
‘Breeding Manual of Endangered Freshwater Fish’ to be p...
[ Ministry of Environment ]
Mar 04, 2014
National Institute of Biological Resources (NIBR) under the Ministry of Environment (MOE) announced that it has published ‘Breeding Manual of Endangered Freshwater Fish’ with an aim to systematically breed 11 species of endangered freshwater fish.   The 11 species ...