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Korea elected member of UNESCO committee
Jun 13, 2014
Korea has been elected to a four-year term as a member of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage, a UNESCO body that helps to protect the world's intangible cultural heritage items. The choice was made during the fifth meeting of ...


Korea shares animal disease know-how with Asia
Jun 13, 2014
Korea’s Animal and Plant Quarantine Agency (QIA) is currently hosting the 3rd Workshop on Diagnosis of Animal Diseases for Asian Countries and has invited the related animal disease control agencies from 11 Asian countries to come to Seoul. This year’s workshop, scheduled from Ju...


President Park to visit Central Asia
Jun 13, 2014
President Park Geun-hye will visit Central Asia from June 16 to 21, making stops in Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan. According to Cheong Wa Dae, President Park is scheduled to start her state visit to Uzbekistan on June 17. She will have a summit meeting with Uzbek Presi...


World gathers to discuss biodiversity policy
Jun 12, 2014
An international gathering on biodiversity policy took place recently in Seoul. Korea’s Ministry of Environment and its National Institute of Ecology (NIE) hosted the first meeting of the Task Force on Knowledge and Data (TFKD) of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on ...


Korea, Georgia to cooperate on agricultural research
Jun 11, 2014
The Korean National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (NAAS) recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Georgian Academy of Agricultural Sciences (GAAS). With the MOU, the two organizations agreed to share research theses and technological information through exc...


Korea, Russia boost tourism
Jun 10, 2014
An inaugural tourism promotion conference between Korea and Russia has recently concluded in Korea. Participants discussed ways to boost people-to-people exchanges to mark the “2014-2015 Korea-Russia Mutual Visit Year” at the conference which took place at COEX in southern Seoul ...


Korea will surely rise again: President
Jun 09, 2014
President Park Geun-hye said she will make the Republic of Korea a new, safer country and work toward peaceful unification out of respect for the country's patriotic martyrs. President Park said so during a ceremony to mark the nation's 59th National Memorial Day at the Seoul Nat...


Korea, Vietnam cooperate on copyright protection
Jun 09, 2014
As they have become more aware of the importance of protecting the constant flow of content, both Korea and Vietnam have agreed to step up cooperation on copyright protection at a conference held in Hanoi, Vietnam, on May 31. Representatives from Korea and Vietnam pose hand-...


Asia, Oceania cooperate on anti-doping
Jun 05, 2014
Government representatives from Asia and Oceania have gathered in Korea to discuss ways to boost international cooperation on anti-doping in sports. About 80 people from 28 countries and staff of international anti-doping organizations, such as the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA)...


Forestry aid reaches out across Asia, Africa
Jun 03, 2014
Korea has shared its tree-planting expertise and forestry practices with Asian and African countries. From May 26 to June 2, the Korea Forest Service (KFS) hosted an invitational training program, the Forest Management Capacity Building Program, for 12 officials in charge of fore...