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October 22-25, 2017: IVCO Conference in Seoul

The International Volunteer Cooperation Organisation (IVCO) Conference is the annual event of the International Forum for Volunteering in Development, the most significant network of global volunteer cooperation agencies in the world. The Forum seeks to develop good practices, share information, and enhance cooperation across the international volunteering and development sectors. KOICA, South Korea’s international development agency, hosts the event this year. The main theme is ‘Implementation of the SDGs through transformative partnership in volunteering’.

Location: Seoul, South Korea

Event website  IVCO

South Korea

October 23-24, 2017: Korea-LAC Business Summit held in Seoul

The Korea-Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) Business Summit addresses issues such as economic and commercial relations between Korea and Latin America and the Caribbean, investment in quality infrastructure, collaboration in innovation and entrepreneurship, and financing for emerging markets. Private-sector leaders and government officials share perspectives on future opportunities to expand and strengthen economic cooperation between the two regions. The summit also offers opportunities for one-on-one business meetings.

Location: Seoul, South Korea

Website - Korea-LAC Business Summit

South Korea

October 23, 2017: First joint public-private US-Korea economic forum takes place in Seoul

South Korea’s foreign ministry and the Korea Institute for International Economic Policy (KIEP) organize the first Korea-US Joint Public-Private Economic Forum (JPPEF) under the theme ‘New Momentum for Mutual Growth’. Sessions focus on current Korea-US economic relations, advancing women’s economic empowerment, and harnessing the power of the digital revolution.

Location: Seoul, South Korea

Pre-registration - JPPEF

South Korea United States

February 27-March 1, 2017: Green Climate Fund Board Meeting takes place in Incheon

The Green Climate Fund, a fund established through the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change to assist developing countries in adaptation and mitigation practices to address climate change, will hold its first 2018 board meeting  at the end of February 2018.  The board is made up of 24 members from developing and developed countries. 

Location: Incheon, South Korea

Publication - Green Climate Fund 

Global South Korea

May 21-25, 2018: South Korea hosts 51st annual AfDB meeting and KOAFEC ministerial conference

The African Development Bank (AfDB) holds its 51st annual meeting with the aim of strengthening economic cooperation between South Korea and African countries. The meeting will be held alongside the Korea-Africa Economic Cooperation (KOAFEC) ministerial conference, which counts over 4,000 participants from AfDB member countries, international organizations, private-sector businesses, financial institutions, and academic circles. Through the launch of the new Asia-Africa Business Forum, the conference seeks to provide opportunities for participants to develop joint projects and for private-sector businesses to cooperate.

Location: Busan

Website – Ministry of Finance and Strategy

South Korea