About UN in Republic of Korea


The Republic of Korea joined the United Nations more than 20 years ago. As of 2011, it is the 11th largest contributor to the UN regular budget and the 10th largest to UN peacekeeping operations. It has transitioned from an aid recipient to a donor country when it joined OECD Development Assistance Committee in 2009.

The country hosts a dozen UN offices and growing within its territory. These offices cover matters ranging from global, regional, subregional to country level; from policy issues, capacity building training to detailed action plans. This website provides information on how to access all the various UN offices in Korea and information common to all of them with useful links to Ministry of Foreign Affairs as well as other entities with interests in these activities.