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At a glance: Korea, Republic of


In the Republic of Korea, parliamentarians reaffirm their commitment to reducing preventable child deaths
SEOUL, Republic of Korea, 1 October 2012 - This fifth birthday party was not a typical one, here at the Korean National Assembly building. Nearly 100 dignitaries and university students gathered to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the Korean Parliamentarian Friends of UNICEF (KPFU).

UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Yuna Kim donates prize money to Japan quake survivors
SEOUL, Republic of Korea, 4 May 2011 - UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Yuna Kim says she will donate her silver prize money of $27,000 from the World Figure Skating Championships to children affected by the Japanese earthquake.

Korean Committee for UNICEF mourns death of Goodwill Ambassador Park Wan-suh
SEOUL, Republic of Korea, 28 January 2011 – In the early morning hours of 22 January, the Korean Committee for UNICEF (KCU) sadly lost its beloved Goodwill Ambassador Park Wan-suh to gall bladder cancer. She was 80.

UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Yuna Kim takes a stand for peace and development
NEW YORK, USA, 17 September 2010 – UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and international figure skating star Yuna Kim brought a message of hope and commitment to the United Nations in New York today, joining in celebrations of the International Day of Peace and appearing in a new video spot on meeting the needs of the world’s most vulnerable children.

Korean Committee for UNICEF mourns death of Goodwill Ambassador Andre Kim
Seoul, August 13, 2010 – With great sadness, Korean Committee for UNICEF has lost its goodwill ambassador Andre Kim on the evening of August 12. He was 75.

Olympic Gold Medallist Yuna Kim, UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, thanks Haiti donors
NEW YORK, USA, 9 July 2010  UNICEF is delighted to announce the appointment of international figure-skating star Yuna Kim as its newest Goodwill Ambassador. In a special video message marking her appointment. Ms. Kim thanks donors who have supported a cause she herself holds dear: UNICEF's earthquake-relief efforts in Haiti.

UNICEF Executive Director addresses milestone meeting of National Committees
SEOUL, Republic of Korea, 10 May 2010 – UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake today joined South Korea’s Prime Minister, Un-Chan Chung, the heads of UNICEF National Committees and other dignitaries to formally open the 55th Annual Meeting of National Committees for UNICEF.

UNICEF and Republic of Korea sign Framework Agreement on programme support
NEW YORK, USA, 22 September 2009 – The Republic of Korea was the first country in the world to make the transition from being a nation that accepted aid from UNICEF to being one that works with UNICEF to relieve children’s suffering in other places around the world.

Children ‘Unite for Climate’ in Daejeon
DAEJEON, Republic of Korea, 20 August 2009 – More than 800 young people from over 110 countries have gathered in Daejeon to exchange ideas and discuss solutions the global challenge of a changing climate.

Parliamentarians in Republic of Korea support UNICEF and ‘A World Fit for Children’
SEOUL, South Korea, 19 June 2007 – A new group, the Korean Parliamentarian Friends of UNICEF, has been established in Seoul to further advance efforts on behalf of the world’s children and to strengthen the partnership between UNICEF and the Republic of Korea.

Visitors see services provided to families displaced by conflict in northern Uganda
AMURU, Uganda, 14 May 2007 – Two high-level visitors, one a Korean celebrity and the other a Japanese Parliamentarian, recently travelled here to observe firsthand the situation of children and women affected by conflict in northern Uganda and to participate in a ‘Child Health Days’ campaign.




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