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Disposable items used in funeral halls to be recycled
[ Ministry of Environment ]
Mar 31, 2014
The Ministry of Environment (MOE) announced to sign a ‘Voluntary agreement to reduce the use of disposable items at funeral hall and promote recycling’ with major funeral halls in Seoul on March 31.   The agreement is a follow-up for Act on the Promotion of Saving ...
Overseas Diplomatic Missions to Fully Support Korean Co...
[ Ministry of Foreign Affairs ]
Mar 31, 2014
1. On the sidelines of the 2014 meeting of heads of overseas diplomatic missions of the Republic of Korea, a working luncheon for the diplomats took place on March 31, hosted by Prime Minister Chung Hong-won. The luncheon was arranged for the officials to discuss ways to review t...
Heads of Overseas Diplomatic Missions to Carry out the ...
[ Ministry of Foreign Affairs ]
Mar 31, 2014
1. A session on “diplomacy for peaceful reunification” took place on March 31 as part of the ongoing 2014 meeting of heads of overseas diplomatic missions of the Republic of Korea. The session consisted of a lecture by Unification Minister Ryoo Kihl-jae and four small-group discu...
MOFA Spokesperson’s Commentary on the Statement by the ...
[ Ministry of Foreign Affairs ]
Mar 30, 2014
1. The ROK Government expresses grave concern on the statement by the North Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs claiming that “it would not rule out a new form of nuclear test for bolstering up its nuclear deterrence,” which was issued following a series of missile launches in the...
MOFA Spokesperson's Commentary: What is the True Nature...
[ Ministry of Foreign Affairs ]
Mar 30, 2014
1. In a television program on March 29, Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary, who speaks on behalf of the Japanese government, repeated remarks belittling Korean patriot Ahn Jung-geun and even made judging comments on the summit meeting between its neighboring countries. This is a mov...
UN Human Rights Council Adopts a Resolution on the Situ...
[ Ministry of Foreign Affairs ]
Mar 28, 2014
1. At its 25th session on March 28, Swiss time, the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) adopted a resolution on the human rights situation on North Korea, with thirty states voting in favor, six against and eleven abstaining. The government of the Republic of Korea co-sponsored the r...
ROK and Laos Hold their 1st Joint Economic Committee Me...
[ Ministry of Foreign Affairs ]
Mar 28, 2014
1. The first meeting of the Joint Economic Committee between the Republic of Korea and Laos took place at the Laotian Foreign Ministry in Vientiane, Laos, on March 28. Director-General for Bilateral Economic Affairs Kim Seung-ho and Deputy Director-General for Economic Affairs Kh...
The lights off event, ‘Earth Hour 2014’ on March 29 to ...
[ Ministry of Environment ]
Mar 28, 2014
The Ministry of Environment (MOE) will join the global campaign ‘Earth Hour 2014 (Earth Hour)’ on March 29 from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. together with the Korean Secretariat of World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Earth Hour.   Earth Hour campaign first started in Sydney...
MOE to set up the ‘3rd National Biodiversity Strategy &...
[ Ministry of Environment ]
Mar 27, 2014
The Ministry of Environment (MOE) established and announced the 3rd National Biodiversity Strategy & Action Plan on March 27 that presents policy direction and action plans for conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity for the next five years from 2014 to 2018. ...
MOFA Spokesperson’s Statement on the Signing of the Com...
[ Ministry of Foreign Affairs ]
Mar 27, 2014
1. The government of the Republic of Korea welcomes the signing of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB) between the Philippine government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) on March 27 and considers the development an important milestone for the establish...