The introduction of Korean SDGs Network


To respond to ‘2016 Voluntary National Review (VNR),’ 9 civil society organizations formed SDGs civil network on June 14, 2016, and the number of participating organizations was expanded. The founding assembly was held on April 6, 2017 with 21 civil society organizations and nationwide networks in various areas including economysocietyenvironmentgovernanceinternational development cooperation.

 


A. Name : Korea SDGs Network

B. Purposes of activities

1) Strengthening the responsibility of the government to achieve domestic and international SDGs and implementing them

2) Capacity building of civil society in the context of SDGs policies

3) Information exchange and cooperation related to SDGs among participants

C. Basic principles

1) Sustaining critical thinking to embody the original purpose of SDGs

2) The activity-driven network operation

D. Major activities

1) Discussions at the National Assembly and the government

2) Drawing up and submission of Korea Civil Society Report on SDGs to UN

3) Position documents/statements on SDGs announced by Korea civil society

4) SDGs seminars/workshops

5) Cooperation with UN and other SDG-related international organizations

E. Major activities

1) ‘Korea Civil Society Report for 2017 HLPF’ submitted to UN: April, 2017 (https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/majorgroups/hlpfresources)

2) Capacity-building seminars by SDGs civil network: November, 2016~June, 2018 (6 times)

3) Policy actions

The position statement of civil society for 2016 Voluntary National Review (July 1, 2016)

A speech made by the delegation of Korean Civil Society at 2016 UN High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) (July, 2016)

The side event held by the delegation of Korean Civil Society at 2017 UN High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) (July, 2017)

The meetings between SDGs civil network and the government/national assembly (from September of 2016 until now)

Establishing the 2018 national SDGs and MGoS participatory system (May~June 2018)

F. Operation

General Assembly: annually held in the first half year

The operating committee: appointed at the general assembly, two-year term, less than 10 members and co-chairs(co-chairs are elected among members)

Audit : appointed at the general assembly, two-year term, an auditor

The secretariat : appointed at the general assembly, an organization among SDGs network members


     ※ 2017-2018 Steering Committee Members and Secretariat

  • Co-chairs(2): Ms. Choony KIM, the Deputy Secretary-General of Korea Federation for Environmental Movements(FoE Korea), Ms. Eunsoon CHOI, President of Korean Women’s Association United(KWAU)

  • Members(5): Mr. Moonhee LEE, Deputy executive director of Korean Differently Abled Federation(KDAF), Ms. Rina LEE, Director General of Korea Disabled Forum(KDF), Mr. Wonho LEE, Director General of Housing Network, Mr. Kidon YOON, Campaigner of Green Korea United(GKU), Ms. Denise K.H. YOON, Executive Directorl of the Korea Center for Sustainable Development(KCSD)

  • Auditor (1): Mr. Jaekwang HAN, President of PIDA

  • Secretariat: the Korean Center for Sustainable Development(KCSD)

    ※ 2019-2020 Steering Committee Members and Secretariat
  • ∙ Chair(1): Ms. Choony KIM, the Deputy Secretary-General of Korea Federation for Environmental Movements(FoE Korea)

  • ∙ Members(6): Mr. Moonhee LEE, Deputy executive director of Korean Differently Abled Federation(KDAF), Ms. Rina LEE, Director General of Korea Disabled Forum(KDF), Mr. Wonho LEE, Director General of Housing Network, Mr. Gyuseok CHUNG, Campaigner of Green Korea United(GKU), Ms. Insuk AHN, Chair of the Executive Committe of Korea Social Economy Network(KSEN), Ms. Denise K.H. YOON, Executive Directorl of the Korea Center for Sustainable Development(KCSD)

  • ∙ Auditor (1): Mr. Jaekwang HAN, President of PIDA

  • ∙ Secretariat: the Korean Center for Sustainable Development(KCSD)


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