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Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha met with UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Filippo Grandi on October 23, during which the two sides exchanged views on the refugee situations in Asia and the global community and discussed ways that the Republic of Korea and the UNHCR could work more closely together.
The Ministers/Representatives of Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand, and Viet Nam (hereafter referred to as the “Lower Mekong Countries”); the European Union, the Governments of Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Republic of Korea, and the United States; and the World Bank (hereafter referred to as the “Development Partners”); and Mekong River Commission (MRC), collectively referred to as “the Participants,”
In the spirit of promoting continued cooperation to support inclusive and sustainable development among the Lower Mekong Countries;
The Foreign Ministry will hold the 2017 interagency meeting on foreign grants on May 2 to complete the work on the comprehensive plan on grant aid for the year 2018. Second Vice Foreign Minister Ahn Chong-ghee will preside over the meeting.
1 . With the exponential growth of the number of refugees crossing the Mediterranean Sea to Europe and the coming of winter expected to deepen the humanitarian crisis facing the refugees in Europe, the government of the Republic of Korea has decided to provide a total of three million US dollars in humanitarian assistance for the refugees in Greece, Serbia and Croatia.
1 . Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se, together with his counterparts from 14 Pacific Island countries, held the second Korea-Pacific Islands Foreign Ministers’ Meeting in Seoul on November 24, adopting a joint statement as its outcome document. He hosted an official luncheon after the meeting.
2011 saw Korea at the forefront of efforts to strengthen the existing framework of international cooperation for the provision of development assistance, disaster relief, and NGO-headed aid programs. From leadership at high-level international conferences to a series of historic summit meetings that saw President Lee Myung-bak become the first Korean head of state to visit Africa, the events of the past year pointed to significant contributions by Korea as a key player in the international community.
This document presents a summary of 4th Asian ministerial conference on disaster risk reduction (AMCDRR) focusing on the convergence of disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation, information technology and green technology.
date 2009-12-30 18:00 name Spokesperson's Office
1. The basic law on international development cooperation, a comprehensive law concerning Korea's international development cooperation, was passed during the plenary session of the National Assembly on December 29.
? The law prescribes the definition, purpose, and basic concepts of Korea's international development cooperation.