Welcome to IGEE at Yonsei University
The economic and social development that Korea achieved in the past 50 years has no precedents. We began from rubble and built what Korea is today. The knowledge and experience of Korea to establish the universal healthcare coverage can be an excellent example of SDG achievement in the healthcare and well-being agenda and can offer valuable assets to be studied and shared by the global community. Likewise, the experience of Korea to end extreme poverty can be a model for many developing countries. Therefore, we will ensure that our unparalleled experience to become an ODA donor country from an ODA recipient country translates into practical solutions on the ground and must be shared with the world. The contribution of Korea as a member of the Development Assistance Committee to the global community must be commensurate with its international standing. It is my pledge to you that the Institute of Global Engagement and Empowerment (IGEE) will try to make meaningful progress toward achieving the sustainable developmental goals.