United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Seoul Office
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) formally opened its Seoul Office on 11 April 2017. The Office opening represents an important milestone in UNICEF’s decades-long and unique relationship with Korea: From being a recipient of UNICEF assistance (USD 23 million in aid from UNICEF between 1950 and 1993), the country has become the 12th largest country donor to UNICEF in 2016.
The Seoul Office is responsible for strengthening public partnerships in Korea and contributing to UNICEF’s advocacy on behalf of the world’s children. Hence, UNICEF Seoul works to maintain good donor relations with the Government of the Republic of Korea. And it also seeks to broaden and strengthen partnerships with various stakeholders such as the Parliamentarian Friends of UNICEF, academia, and other civil society organizations, in order to raise the profile of children’s rights on Korea’s development agenda.