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[Conference] What is ‘development’? Assessing Korea’s development status and goals by the SDGs
(A Public Seminar of the SDSN Korea)

Type Conference
Venue Seoul Press Center, Conference Hall, 20th fl., Seoul, Korea Date 2017-01-17 ~ 2017-01-17
Host KDI School of Public Policy and Management Organizer
Sponsor KDI School of Public Policy and Management; The Korea University Ojeong Eco-Resilience Institute (OJERI) Contact

“What is ‘development’? Assessing Korea’s development status and goals by the SDGs”

A Public Seminar of the SDSN Korea

* Date: Tuesday, January 17, 2017, 14:00~17:30

* Venue: Seoul Press Center, Conference Hall, 20th fl., Seoul, Korea

Time Program
14:00~14:25

Opening Session

 • Opening Remarks by Prof. Hongtaik Chun, Dean, KDI School
 • Opening Remarks by Prof. Jeong-Gyu Kim, President, Korea University OJERI
 • Congratulatory Remarks by Rt. Hon. Dr. Hong-Gu Lee, former Prime Minister
 • Congratulatory Remarks(in writing) by Rep. Mr. Sung-dong Kwon, Chairman, National Assembly Judiciary Committee & President, the National Assembly UN SDGs Forum

14:25~14:40

Keynote Speech, “Achieving the SDGs in Korea”, Dr. Jeffrey Sachs, University Professor at Columbia University, Director of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network, and Special Advisor to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on the SDGs 

14:40~15:00

Presentation: “What is ‘development’? Assessing Korea’s development status and goals by the SDGs”, by Dr. Soogil Young, Director, SDSN Korea & Prof. Dai-yong Choi, KDI School

15:00~15:15 Coffee Break
15:15~16:45

Comments by Discussants

• (Economic) Dr. Insoo Kang, President, Hyundai Economic Research Institute
• (Social) Mr. Kwong-nung Lee, Resident Researcher, Welfare State Society Institute, The Pressian (Daily)
• (Health) Prof. Chang-yup Kim, Seoul National University Graduate School of Health
• (Gender Equality) Ms. Musook Min, President, Korea Institute of Gender Equality Promotion Education
• (Environment) Dr. Byung-hee Lee, Research Officer, National Institute of Biological Resources, Ministry of Environment
• (Climate Change) Prof. Soon-jin Yoon, Seoul National University Graduate School of Environmental Studies
• (Governance) Prof. Ahjin Choi, Yonsei University Graduate School of International Studies
• (Overall Assessment) Mr. Chang-heum Lee, Director of Policy Coordination (in charge of the 3rd Framework Plan for Sustainable Development (2016~2035), Ministry of Environment

16:45~17:25 Discussion
17:25~17:30 Concluding Remarks, by Dr. Soogil Young, Director, SDSN Korea