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Sun, May 29, 2022 | 04:07
Zelenskyy to invite Yoon to Ukraine Recovery Conference in July
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy plans to invite Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol to a conference for rebuilding Ukraine following Russia's invasion in early July. The Ukraine Recovery Conference (URC2022) is scheduled to take place in Lugano, Switzerland on July 4 and 5. Formerly named the Ukraine Reform Conference, the event was renamed to highlight the new focus of th...
Sex slavery activist Youn under fire for not sharing details of settlement with victims
Youn Mee-hyang, a sex slavery activist-turned-lawmaker, is once again under fire for not being up front about what she knew and when she knew it, regarding a controversial 2015 settlement deal between Korea and Japan on the historical issue. New evidence shows she was informed of the settlement ahead of its official announcement. Previously, she was accused of keeping the con...
Blackpink celebrates Queen's birthday
U.K. Ambassador to Korea Colin Crooks, first from right, toasts with members of K-pop girl band Blackpink during the Queen's Birthday Party celebrating Queen Elizabeth II's 96th birthday and Platinum Jubilee, marking 70 years of service, at the residence of the British ambassador in central Seoul, Thursday. Blackpink was the promotional ambassador for last year's United Natio...
Norwegian Embassy commemorates Constitution Day
The Embassy of Norway in Seoul hosted a reception for their Constitution Day at a hotel in Seoul, May 17, celebrating in Norwegian style for the national day celebration without restrictions for the first time in three years. The day commemorates the signing of the Constitution of Norway at Eidsvoll on May 17, 1814. The Constitution declared Norway as an independent nation, w...
[INTERVIEW] Rwanda learns from history on its way to gender equality
Rwanda is a country ranked seventh in the Global Gender Gap Index 2021, compiled and released by the World Economic Forum. The central African country was rebuilt after the 1994 genocide against the ethnic Tutsi, with the nation making significant progress in fairness, including gender equality and women's empowerment.
Celebrating Ukraine's traditional costume
Members of the Ukrainian community in Korea wear vyshyvanka, traditional Ukrainian embroidered clothing, in celebration of Vyshyvanka Day amid Russia's invasion of their country, in front of the Embassy of Ukraine to Korea in Yongsan District, Seoul, May 19. Vyshyvanka Day, which falls on every third Thursday of May, commemorates the ethnic embroidered costume of Ukraine. Ewh...
Supporting LGBTI+ rights in Korea
Ambassadors from European Union countries in Korea pose for a photo endorsing human rights and fundamental freedoms of sexual minorities on the occasion of the International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia in Seoul, May 17. Courtesy of Delegation of the EU in Korea
Hungarian ambassador receives honorary doctorate from Dankook University
Hungarian ambassador to Korea Mozes Csoma received an honorary doctorate in political science from Dankook University, Friday, in recognition of his contribution to promoting friendship between Korea and Hungary based on his understanding of Korea's history.
Consulate General of Kazakhstan opens in Busan
The Consulate General of Kazakhstan opened in southern port city of Busan, May 12. According to Kazakhstani Ambassador to Korea Bakyt Dyussenbayev, the consulate general was opened by the decree of Kazakhstan President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev to "enhance the political, economic, cultural and humanitarian interaction of Kazakhstan with Busan and the southeastern region of the Re...
Azerbaijan Embassy, Yongsan District plant tree of friendship
On the 30th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Azerbaijan and Korea, the Embassy of Azerbaijan planted a tree with Yongsan District Office at Singye History Park in Yongsan, Seoul, Thursday. Yongsan District is home to many diplomatic missions in Korea and established sister relations with the Azerbaijani district of Garadagh in 2017.
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