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The Seoul Metropolitan Government (SMG) has hosted the Seoul Town Meeting two or three times a year since 2000 for each country or by topic to listen to the concerns of foreign residents and reflect their voices in policies. In 2016, it hosted meetings for foreign residents from Thailand, Mongolia and India.
Some of the policies that were created after holding the Seoul Town Meeting include ▴Construction of a Foreigner School for foreign students, ▴Implementation of a capacity-building project to support the financial independence of Chinese-Koreans, ▴Provision of community space for foreign residents, ▴ Multilanguage newsletter containing news on foreign residents and foreign resident correspondents in Seoul.
The SMG will hold the Seoul Town Meeting with South Asian foreign residents at the International Conference Hall on the ninth floor of the Seoul Global Center on September 16 at 4pm. The theme of the meeting will be ‘Listening to the Hardships of Foreign Residents from South Asia and Making Proposals to the City Administration.’ Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon will meet up with over 100 foreigners from South Asia including community leaders, marriage immigrants, international students and workers to listen to their life in Seoul and talk about ways to improve their living conditions.
All foreigners from South Asia including those from Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, etc. who are interested in improving their living conditions or the global administrative affairs of Seoul are welcome to participate in the meeting. Make a phone call (82-2-2075-4117) or send an e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) by September 14 to participate.
□ Event Overview
○ Date: 4:00pm ~ 5:30pm on September 16, 2017 (Sat)
○ Venue: International Conference Hall on the 9th floor of Seoul Global Center
○ Event name: Listening to the Hardships of Foreign Residents from South Asia and Making Proposals to the City Administration
○ Languages: Korean (English simultaneous interpretation provided)
○ Participants: Over 100 people including Seoul Mayor, Foreign Ambassadors in Korea, and foreign residents from South Asia
□ Schedule (tentative)
|15:30 ~ 16:00 (30´)||Registration|
|16:00 ~ 16:05 (5´)||Introduction of event and special guests|
|16:05 ~ 16:15 (10´)||Pre-dinner performance|
|16:15 ~ 16:25 (10´)||Opening speech|
|16:25 ~ 17:10 (45´)||Communication and listening
(Free discussion – Presentation of suggestions to the city administration)
|17:10 ~ 17:25 (15´)||Closing speech|
|17:25 ~ 17:30 (5´)||Commemorative photo|