[2018] International Conference for the Establishment of Korea's national Sustainable Development Goals (K-SDGs)

Wednesday, 21 March 2018 - 11:00pm




Formal Opening

Welcome Remarks

Ms. Kim Eunkyung (Minister of Environment/ The Commisiion on Sustainable Development)

Congratulatory Remarks

Mr. Kim Sang-Gon (The Deputy Prime Minister for Society Affairs)

Ms. Song Okju (Environment and Labor Committe, National Assembly)

Keynote Address

"Sustainable Development and 2030 SDGs" - Mr. Ban Ki-Moon (The 8th Secretary-General of the United Nations)


Session 1: The introduction of UN SDGs system


  • "Major Global Issues and Assessment of UN SDGs: Global Sustainable Development Report 2019" - Ms. Eun Mee Kim (Dean, The Graduate School of Ewha Womans University; UN GSDR 2019 IGS)
  • "The Indicators of UN-SDGs" - Mr. Yanhong Zhang (Chief, Population and Social Statistics Section, Statistics Division, UN ESCAP)


Session 2: Global Strategy and Assessment of SDGs


  • "Global Implementation of UN-SDGs" - Dr. Jean D'Aragon (Senior Sustainable Development Expert, UNOSD)
  • "EU's Policy and Strategy for SDGs" - Ms. Michael Reiterer (EU Ambassador to the Republic of Korea)
  • "German's Policy and Strategy for SDGs" - Hubert Weiger (Chairman, Friends of the Earth Germany; Member of Council for Sustainable Development)
  • "Korea's Policy and Strategy for SDGs" - Mr. Moon Tea Hoon (Professor, Chung-Ang University; Member of the 7th Commision on Sustainable Development)


Session 3: The National Strategy for the Establishment of K-SDGs"


  • "UN SDGs implementation and Korea's Contribution" - Ms. Choi Soon-Hee (Director, Development Policy Division, Ministry of Foreign Affair, South Korea)
  • "How to Develop the K-SDGs Indicators" - Mr. Choi Paul (Director, Sustainable Development Strategy Division, Ministry of Environment)

Panel Discussion about 5P of SDGs:

  • Planet Part of K-SDGs
  • People Part of K-SDGs
  • Prosperity Part of K-SDGs
  • Peace and Partnership Part of K-SDGs