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Member of International Councils

The Organization for the East Asia Economic Development (OEAED)

  • Year of foundation: 1991
  • Joined: October 1998
  • Members: Korea, Japan, and China (11 cities of three countries)
  • Purpose: To establish a cooperation system between cities of East Asia (Pan Yellow Sea block)
  • Website: None
  • Department in charge: Department of Trade and Exchange

United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG)

  • Year of foundation: 2004
  • Joined: July 2008
  • Members: 1,000 local governments of 189 countries
  • Purpose: To strengthen capabilities through international cooperation between local governments
  • Website: https://www.uclg.org
  • Department in charge: Department of Trade and Exchange

The Association of North East Asia Regional Governments (NEAR)

  • Year of foundation: 1996
  • Joined: September 2008
  • Members: 77 local governments of 6 countries
    - Korea, China, Japan, Russia, Mongolia, and North Korea
  • Purpose: To promote the exchange and cooperation between local governments of Northeast Asia and to aim for win-win growth
  • Website: http://www.www.neargov.org
  • Department in charge: Department of Trade and Exchange

International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI)

  • Year of foundation: 1990
  • Joined: 2003
  • Members: 1,500 local governments of 86 countries
  • Purpose: To resolve environmental issues and to promote cooperation
                 between local governments (UN Environmental Advisory Subsidiary Body)
  • Website: http://www.iclei.org
                http://www.icleikorea.org (ICLEI Korea Office)
  • Department in charge: Department of Environmental Policy

Tourism Promotion Organization for Asia Pacific Cities (TPO)

  • Year of foundation: 2002
  • Joined: 2003
  • Members: 121 cities and organizations of 10 countries
  • Purpose: To establish an Asia Pacific urban network and to develop the tourism business
  • Website: http://www.aptpo.org
  • Department in charge: Department of Tourism Promotion

International Union of Public Transport (UITP) (Recently joined)

  • Year of foundation: 1885
  • Joined: 2013
  • Members: 3,400 organizations of 92 countries
  • Purpose: To innovate public transportation and to study sustainable means of transportation
  • Website: http://www.uitp.org
  • Department in charge: Department of Bus Policy

Korea-China-Japan Local Governments Conference

  • Year of foundation: 1999
  • Joined: 2010
  • Members: Local governments of Korea, China, and Japan
  • Purpose: To promote the exchange and cooperation between Korean, Chinese, and Japanese local governments and to aim for win-win growth
  • Website: http://www.gaok.or.kr(Governors Association of Korea)
  • Department in charge: Department of Trade and Exchange