South Korea joins Central African Forest Initiative

On 17 January, the UNDP Seoul Policy Centre took part in a high level signing ceremony of the CAFI Joint Declaration held in Daejon, whereby the Republic of Korea became the 7th donor to join the Central African Forest Initiative. The Declaration was signed by Dr SHIN Won-Sop, Minister of the Korea Forest Service, and the ceremony was also attended by Norway's Ambassador to Korea, Jan Ole Grevstad.

Korea’s ‘Clean Construction System’ for enhancing transparency in public construction shared with Jordan

The UNDP Seoul Policy Centre (USPC), in partnership with the UNDP Jordan Country Office, the Seoul Metropolitan Government (SMG) of the Republic of Korea, and the Ministry of Public Works and Housing of Jordan, organized a webinar on 15 December, 2016, with the aim to share with Jordan the experiences and lessons learnt from SMG’s Clean Construction System (CCS) for efficient public administration and transparency in construction management.

“UNDP-Korea at 50” Highlights Korea’s Development Experience

Korea and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) celebrated 50 years of partnership in Seoul on 14 November, 2016, in an event that consisted of a photo exhibition and a gala event under the title “UNDP-Korea at 50: Retrospective and Prospect.” Going beyond celebrating UNDP’s 50th anniversary, the event was also a celebration of the longstanding partnership between UNDP and Korea, and commemoration of the development progress made by the Government and people of Korea in the past five decades.

Ukraine and Vietnam in Seoul for a Unique Quadrangular Study Visit

Officials from Ukraine and Vietnam, consisting of government policymakers and UNDP programme managers, participated in a study mission to Seoul co-hosted by the UNDP Seoul Policy Centre (USPC) and the Infrastructure Headquarters of the Seoul Metropolitan Government (SMG) of the Republic of Korea on 3-4 November, 2016.

INTERVIEW: Trust and transparency central to post-2015 agenda, says USPC Director

In a recent interview with Daily Development, the Director of the UNDP Seoul Policy Centre spoke about the importance of fighting corruption as part of the new development agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals that were just adopted by governments in New York.   Read what the Director has to say online...