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Seoul, UNICEF reaffirm commitment to children’s rights
Nov 04, 2013
Korea and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) held their annual meeting at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) building in Seoul on October 29. The United Nations body and the Korean government discussed ways to enhance mutual cooperation to further a common goal: the ...


President, UNESCO discuss cooperation
Nov 04, 2013
President Park Geun-hye met with UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova on November 3 in Paris to exchange opinions on enhancing Korea-UNESCO cooperation during the president’s official visit to France. Mentioning the UNESCO Constitution, which says, “That since wars begin in the m...


President emphasizes Korea-France cooperation
Nov 04, 2013
In an interview with French daily Le Figaro, President Park Geun-hye emphasized the long-lasting Korea-France diplomatic relationship and pushed measures to boost bilateral cooperation. She spoke of her creative economy vision, South Korea’s stance on North Korean issues and her ...


President makes first state visit to Europe
Nov 01, 2013
President Park Geun-hye will embark on an eight-day trip to France, the United Kingdom, Belgium and the European Union (EU) from November 2 to 9. This is her first presidential trip to Europe since her inauguration this February. President Park will begin her itinerary in Pa...


Culture ministry, Google work together to promote Korea...
Oct 31, 2013
Korea’s Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism (MCST) teamed up with Google Korea on October 30 to announce new measures aimed at extending their cooperation on the promotion of Korean culture. Made by Minister Yoo Jin-ryong and Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt at the Nati...


Science Ministry increases ICT investment
Oct 31, 2013
The Korean government has declared its planned technology investments for the next five years. It has announced that it will provide an increased number of platforms for information and communications technology-related (ICT) products and services and promote ICT standardization,...


21 Asian nations cooperate to prevent wildfire
Oct 30, 2013
Twenty-one Asian nations gathered in Seoul to talk about how to prevent wildfire and to discuss wildfire management. The UNISDR Pan-Asia Wildland Fire Network Meeting at the Korea Forest Research Institute (KFRI) on October 24 was attended by 150 wildfire specialists from Germany...


Korea, Greece, China, Turkey agree to cooperate on retu...
Oct 29, 2013
Korea, Greece, China, and Turkey signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to cooperate on the return of cultural assets seized by other nations in the past. The signing took place at the third International Conference of Experts on the Return of Cultural Property, an annual mee...


Policy goals set for cultural enrichment
Oct 28, 2013
The second meeting of the Presidential Committee for Cultural Enrichment was held at Cheong Wa Dae on October 25. Cultural enrichment is one of the four priorities of the Park Geun-hye administration. At the meeting, the committee and the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism j...


President, GE CEO discuss creative economy, cooperation
Oct 25, 2013
President Park Geun-hye met with General Electric CEO and Chairman Jeffrey Immelt on October 24 at Cheong Wa Dae to exchange opinions about economic cooperation, investment and her creative economy vision. President Park and GE’s CEO discussed strategies to carry out her creative...