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Foreign Ministry to Hold the 2nd Seminar of Scholars Gr...
[ Ministry of Foreign Affairs ]
Dec 12, 2013
1. The Foreign Ministry will hold the second seminar of the Scholars Group for Public Diplomacy in Seoul on December 7. At the seminar, the 16 foreign scholars in the group will share their activity experience as honorary envoys for public diplomacy and discuss how they can contr...
Outcome of the 8th Meeting of ROK-Russia Joint Committe...
[ Ministry of Foreign Affairs ]
Dec 12, 2013
1. The eighth meeting of the Joint Committee on Environmental Cooperation between the Republic of Korea and Russia took place in Seoul on December 11 and 12. In the meeting, the two sides exchanged views on the latest environment policies of their respective countries and discuss...
D-300 event for CBD COP 12 to be held
[ Ministry of Environment ]
Dec 11, 2013
The Ministry of Environment (MOE) and Gangwon Province jointly held ‘D-300 Event for 12th Conference of Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD COP 12)’ at Alpensia Resort, Pyeongchang, Gangwon on December 11.   CBD COP 12, the premier global confer...
MOFA Spokesperson’s Commentary on Japan's Posting of Ni...
[ Ministry of Foreign Affairs ]
Dec 11, 2013
1. The Government of the Republic of Korea sternly protests the Japanese Foreign Ministry’s posting of a nine-language video containing unjust claims to Dokdo, an integral part of the ROK territory, on its website on December 11, following its posting of a similar video clip on i...
KNDA and Stanford University Hold a Strategic Forum
[ Ministry of Foreign Affairs ]
Dec 10, 2013
1. The Institute of Foreign Affairs and National Security (IFANS) of the Korea National Diplomatic Academy (KNDA), together with The Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center at Stanford University (Shorenstein APARC), hosted the 11th Korea-US West Coast Strategic Forum ...
ROK Ambassador to the OECD Elected as Chairman of the O...
[ Ministry of Foreign Affairs ]
Dec 10, 2013
1. Ambassador to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Lee Si-hyung was elected as Chairman of the OECD Audit Committee at the 1291st meeting of the OECD Council held in Paris, France, on December 10. 2. The OECD Audit Committee is one of the OECD’s sp...
3rd Symposium on International Energy Cooperation to Ta...
[ Ministry of Foreign Affairs ]
Dec 10, 2013
1. The Foreign Ministry, together with the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy, will host the Third Symposium on International Energy Cooperation in Seoul on December 11. * The symposium will bring together 150 people from governments and public and private companies related ...
ROK to Dispatch a Delegation to the Funeral of the Late...
[ Ministry of Foreign Affairs ]
Dec 07, 2013
1. Prime Minister Chung Hong-won, in his capacity as special envoy of President Park Geun-hye, will lead a delegation on a visit to the Republic of South Africa from December 9 through 12 to attend the funeral of the late President Nelson Mandela set for December 10. * The dele...
MOE to translate fruitful outcomes of COP10 into concre...
[ Ministry of Environment ]
Dec 04, 2013
The Ministry of Environment (MOE) announced on December 2 that it has gained traction in preparing follow-up measures for the 19th UNFCCC’s Conference of the Parties (COP 19) that achieved fruitful accomplishments beyond expectation.   COP19 held in Warsaw, Poland...
GGGI to Draw up a Blueprint for Substantial Mid- to Lon...
[ Ministry of Foreign Affairs ]
Dec 03, 2013
1. The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), which was launched as an international organization in October 2012, will convene its fourth Council meeting in Songdo, Incheon, on December 5 and 6. 2. In the meeting, the participants will approve the GGGI’s projects and budget plan...