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Gov't to support North Korea census
Feb 10, 2015
South Korea will provide funds from its South-North Cooperation Fund to help with a North Korean population census. The South Korean government agreed to provide KRW 1.4 billion (USD 1.3 million) from its South-North Cooperation Fund to help with the United Nations Population Fun...


KOICA, Germany help Mongolia prep for skills Olympics
Feb 10, 2015
Korea and Germany have agreed to cooperate to help Mongolia participate in the upcoming 2015 WorldSkills Competition, a series of construction- and design-related games. The Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) and its German counterpart, the GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft ...


Three new vice ministers appointed
Feb 10, 2015
The government has appointed three new vice ministers. President Park Geun-hye appointed Gim Chae-chun (52) as vice minister of education on February 8. Gim used to be an education secretary at Cheong Wa Dae.President Park also named Choi Jae-you (53) the second vice minister of ...


Korea, U.S. to cooperate on nuclear issues
Feb 09, 2015
Korea and the United States came together to discuss issues regarding the Korean Peninsula and Northeast Asia. Minister of Foreign Affairs Yun Byung-se and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry agreed to continue to cooperate on solving problems regarding North Korea and its develop...


Korea serves as model for culture, tourism tie-up
Feb 09, 2015
The Korean wave or Hallyu has received attentions from many countries as a new model for cooperation between the culture industries and tourism. In light of this, Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Kim Jongdeok recently received a favorable response at the first UNWTO/ UNESC...


Korea cooperates with 15 nations to protect copyright
Feb 06, 2015
Korea and 15 other nations from across the world have come together in Seoul to strengthen their ability to protect intellectual property. The Inter-Regional Workshop for Heads of Copyright Offices On Capacity Building was held in Seoul from February 3 to 5. The workshop was join...


Gov’t boosts diplomatic ties with Belarus, Equatorial G...
Feb 05, 2015
Seoul recently played host to a conference that aimed at boosting diplomatic and cooperative ties between Korea and Belarus. At the eighth Korea-Belarus Policy Conference on February 2, representatives from both countries spoke about the noticeable progress in terms of bilateral ...


No. of public libraries to rise to 968
Feb 05, 2015
Forty-seven new public libraries are scheduled to open this year, bringing the total number of libraries in the nationwide network to 968.In addition, the number of books available at public libraries will hit 94.6 million this year, an increase of around 5 million books. The Pre...


President Park emphasizes Chinese support for Korean re...
Feb 05, 2015
President Park Geun-hye met with Chinese Minister of Defense Chang Wanquan on February 4 to discuss relations between Korea and China, the current status on the Korean Peninsula and the necessity for a peaceful reunification of Korea. President Park welcomed the visit by Minister...


'Moon neighborhood' library grabs world's attention
Feb 02, 2015
There are 540,000 people living in Gwanak District in southern Seoul. It is home to Seoul National University, the largest of its kind in Korea, but there are few other pieces of large infrastructure or much industry. The average income of people living in the district is not ver...