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Title [Press Release] Korean Women’s Development Institute (KWDI) to host the 8th Asia-Pacific Forum on Development and Gender on the theme of “Better Life for Girls (BLG): Towards an Inclusive and Sustainable Future”
Date 2016-09-27

Korean Women’s Development Institute (KWDI) to host the 8th Asia-Pacific Forum on Development and Gender on the theme of “Better Life for Girls (BLG): Towards an Inclusive and Sustainable Future”

 

l  Better Life for Girls (BLG), one of the four Korean key strategic areas of its official development assistance (ODA), created a new momentum for South Korea's global contribution in gender equality.

n  During her speech at the UN Sustainable Development Summit in last September, President Park Geun-hye unveiled “Better Life for Girls” initiative, pledging 200 million dollars for empowering girls around the globe for the next five years with a focus on providing quality education, girl-friendly healthy environment and ensuring right to profession.

l  Dr. Myung-Sun Lee, President of KWDI, will host the 8th Asia-Pacific Forum on Development and Gender (AP Forum hereafter) on the theme of "Better Life for Girls (BLG): Towards an Inclusive and Sustainable Future" on Friday, 30 September at 9:30am at the Plaza Hotel Seoul.