New ICLEI Korea Office opens in Suwon City
October 22, 2012
ICLEI’s Global Executive Committee and members of the World Mayors Council on Climate Change were present when ICLEI inaugurated its new Korea Office in Suwon City, South Korea.
Mayor Tae-Young Yeom and the Chairman of the City Council welcomed ICLEI to Suwon and emphasized their satisfaction with ICLEI’s decision to choose Suwon as the host for the next five years.
ICLEI’s First Vice President, Mexico City Environment Minister Ms Martha Delgado, expressed the organization’s appreciation to Suwon City for its generous hosting of the Korea Office.
ICLEI’s Korea Office was hosted by Jeju Special Self-Governing Province from 2007-2012. It relocated to Suwon after the Executive Committee accepted an offer by Suwon City to host the office for the next five-year term.
ICLEI Secretary General Konrad Otto-Zimmermann expressed his gratitude to Jeju Province and especially to former ICLEI Korea Director Mr Dae-Shik Chin for his dedicated service for the organization.
Otto-Zimmermann congratulated Ms Yeon-Hee Park on her appointment as the new Korea Office Director and welcomed her intention to create a stronger partnership between ICLEI and the Korean Local Agenda 21 movement.