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International Exchange and Cooperation

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Participation in International Conferences on Women, Family and Youth

The 62th Session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW)

  • (Period/place) March 12-23 / United Nations Headquarters in New York
  • (Major agenda) Challenges and opportunities in achieving gender equality and the empowerment of rural women and girls

APEC Women and the Economy Forum (WEF) 2018

  • (Period/place) September 3-7 / Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
  • (Major agenda) Seizing Opportunities for Women and Girls to Advance in the Digital Age
Enhancement of National Status through the Fulfillment of Major International Treaties and Resolutions

Submission and Deliberation of the 8th CEDAW Periodic Country Report

  • Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) is an international treaty adopted in 1979 by the United Nations General Assembly and entered into force in September, 1981. As of 2015, 189 states have ratified or acceded to the treaty. Since the submission of the 1st national report in 1986, Korea submits a periodic report every four years.
    The Republic of Korea has submitted in July 2015 its 8th CEDAW Periodic Country Report, which was reviewed in February 2018.

Monitoring of the Implementation of the National Action Plan for the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security

  • The first National Action Plan (NAP) of Korea was established in May 2014, and a total of six joint performance inspection meetings took place between 2014 and 2017. The first NAP was composed of ten objectives and subsequent strategies in four areas, i.e. Prevention, Participation, Protection, and Relief and Recovery. Eight relevant authorities* participated in drafting and implementing the first NAP.

    ※ the Ministry of Gender Equality and Family, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of National Defense, the Ministry of Unification, the Ministry of Justice, the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of the Interior and safety, and the Korea International Cooperation Agency

  • The second NAP of Korea was established in September 2018 in close cooperation with nine relevant authorities (the Korean National Police Agency newly added) as well as the civil society. The second NAP comprises twelve objectives and subsequent strategies in five areas: Prevention, Participation, Protection, Relief and Recovery, and Implementation and Monitoring. To ensure effective implementation and monitoring of the NAP, inter-agency meetings will be held twice a year in which all relevant ministries and agencies participate with civil experts present.

Fulfillment of Other International Treaties (all year round)

  • The implementation of international treaties or resolutions, relating to women, youth, or family, is inspected and reviewed.
Securing of National Competitiveness through the Korean Women's International Network (KOWIN)

Global Cooperation System through the Solidarity of Korean Women Worldwide

  • Launched in 2001, along with the Ministry of Gender Equality, KOWIN is an annual conference on global issues and national policies to answer the needs of people in these changing times. Approximately 300 women leaders from Korea and more than 200 from abroad, have participated every year. The 18th Korean Women's International Network in 2018, was held at Sokcho, with the Jeonbuk Provincial Government as the co-host.

    ※ Co-hosts: Incheon in 2009, Busan in 2010, Ulsan in 2011, Yeosu and Jeonnam Province in 2012, Daejeon in 2013, Kumi and Kyeongbuk Province in 2014, Tongyeong and Kyeongnam Province in 2015, Jeju in 2016, Gunsan and Jeonbuk Province in 2017, Sokcho and Gangwon Province in 2018

Capacity Building for Overseas Korean Women and Support for the Cultivation of Next Generation Women Leaders

  • Since 2010, KOWIN has cultivated support for overseas regional/intergenerational networking projects and the cultivation of overseas women leaders of oncoming generations.

    ※ Regional contact officers conduct specialized activities and promotional programs (workshop, talkfest, forum, etc.) to strengthen the network and community spirit of overseas Korean women (25 regions in 23 countries)

Promotion of Official Development Assistance (ODA) programs aimed to economically empower women of developing countries by sharing the good practices and policy experiences of Korea

Women's Vocational Capacity Development for Developing Countries (since 2010)

  • The Biannual On the Job Training invites public officials and civil society experts from developing countries to share Korea's experience and good practices on vocational capacity development policy. Approximately 40 participants from more than 20 countries join every year.

Support for Women's Vocational Capacity Development Center in Developing Countries (since 2011)

  • The operational capacities of women's vocational training centers in developing countries are strengthened, through a transfer of Korea's experiences with the Women's Reemployment Center
  • Career counseling, vocational training, and other services are offered to women in developing countries
  • Capacity building programs offered to local staff at Women's Vocational Training Centers

Support for the Victims of Human Trafficking in developing Countries (since 2013)

  • Preventive education on sexual exploitation and human trafficking; awareness campaigns on sexual exploitation and human trafficking; and vocational training (so as to build self-sustainability) in cooperation with local civil organizations for victims in Cambodia