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Korea's development cooperation diplomacy for building a community of global happiness : Focusing on the Saemaul Undong

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Frame of Image  missile. We are currently preoccupied with the task of solving the North Korean problem; however, we should also not overlook the importance of global diplomacy, which Korea, as a constructive middle power, has conducted in order to promote the public good in the international society. Our diplomacy for global happiness beyond Korea, which has been carried out through past several years of development cooperation, means to make continuous contributions to the international society based on our experience of transitioning from a recipient to donor country in a generation. This is not only a means of paying back the Official Development Assistance (ODA) that we received from the international society, but also an investment that ensures we will be able to receive help from these countries again in the future process toward Korean unification. In the 70th Session of the UN General Assembly and Sustainable Development Summit held in September 2015, President Park Geun-hye claimed that Korea would perform the role of a new donor country based on its unique experience of economic growth, in order to accomplish the “Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)” by 2030. She specifically pointed out education, health care, rural development, governance,
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and peacekeeping as areas on which Korea should focus its attention. Especially, in a high-level special forum on Saemaul Undong (New Village Movement) co-hosted by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and Organization for Economi


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Title Korea's development cooperation diplomacy for building a community of global happiness
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Focusing on the Saemaul Undong

Material Type Articles
Author(English)

Shin, Dong-ik

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[Seoul]:Institute of Foreign Affairs and National Security

Date 2016-04
Series Title; No IFANS Focus / IF 2016-15E
Pages 4
Subject Country South Korea(Asia and Pacific)
Language English
File Type Documents
Original Format pdf
Subject Government and Law < International Politics
Official Aid < Development Assistance
Holding Institute of Foreign Affairs and National Security