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Saemaul Undong re-launched as new rural development par...
Sep 26, 2015
President Park Geun-hye addresses a high-level special forum on Korea's New Community Movement, or Saemaul Undong, on Sept. 26 at U.N. headquarters in New York.President Park Geun-hye attended a high-level special forum on Korea's Saemaul Undong, or New Community Movement,&n...


President pledges worldwide help for nuke-free North
Sep 25, 2015
President Park Geun-hye held an interview with Bloomberg on Sept. 25 in Seoul. Pictured is the president hosting an interview with the Wall Street Journal in May 2014 at Cheong Wa Dae. "If North Korea decides to give up its nuclear weapons program, South Korea will wo...


New certification mark for 'Excellent Culture Products'...
Sep 24, 2015
Starting in November, the certification mark for "Excellent Culture Products" will be changed.The new mark was designed by Choi Jin-A, winner of the DNA of the Republic of Korea contest hosted by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism between May and June this year. ...


Korea, China expand cooperation on healthcare
Sep 23, 2015
Representatives from the Ministry of Health & Welfare (right) and the Health and Family Planning Commission of Hunan Province in China agree to enhance cooperation on health and medical services between Korea and China, on Sept. 21 in Seoul. Korea and China have...


President to host German head of state
Sep 22, 2015
President Park Geun-hye (left) meets with President Gauck at the Presidential Palace in Berlin in March 2014. (Photo: Cheong Wa Dae) German President Joachim Gauck will visit Seoul between Oct. 11 and 14. President Gauck's visit is a return visit to express his...


New Stay is a new housing model: President Park
Sep 17, 2015
President Park Geun-hye (second from the right) listens to an explanation from Lee Jun Yong, Honorary Chairman of Daelim Industrial Co., about New Stay, a new type of rental housing unit, at a groundbreaking ceremony for the first group of new units on Sept. 17. The ceremony atte...


President Park to visit New York for UN summit
Sep 17, 2015
President Park Geun-hye will visit New York for four days, from Sept. 25 to 29, for the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit 2015 and the 70th Session of the U.N. General Assembly. President Park will deliver a keynote speech on Sept. 26 at the plenary meeting...


President Park makes donation to help youth find jobs
Sep 17, 2015
President Park Geun-hye will make donations to a fund meant to help young people find jobs. She will donate KRW 20 million and also 20 percent of her monthly salary. Pictured is President Park (bottom, second from right) with young people at the Ulsan Center for a Creative Econom...


Korea, UNWTO seek to expand cooperation on tourism
Sep 16, 2015
Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Kim Jongdeok (left) speaks during the opening ceremony of the 21st UNWTO General Assembly on Sept. 14 in Medellin, Colombia. Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Kim Jongdeok introduced to the United Nations World Tourism Organ...


Korea, EU to put FTA into effect by end 2015
Sep 16, 2015
President Park Geun-hye (right) and President of the European Council Donald Tusk hold a joint press conference after having the Korea-EU summit meeting at Cheong Wa Dae on Sept. 15. President Park Geun-hye and President of the European Council Donald Tusk agreed to make sure t...