PM Han Proposes S. Korea Host 2012 Earth Summit

26 September 2008: In a speech given at the U.N. General Assembly, Prime Minister Han Seung-soo proposed that South Korea host the proposed ‘Rio+20’ Earth Summit in 2012. He highlighted the important strategic role that South Korea could play in ‘bridging advanced and developing nations’.

The Prime Minister pointed towards South Korea’s green growth strategy to emphasise the country’s commitment to sustainable development, and also drew attention to the tripling of South Korea’s Overseas Development Assistance (ODA) to developing countries since 2000.

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