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International Organization

Seoul Metropolitan Government has joined 22 international organizations, including Metropolis (World Council of Metropolis), and ranks as one of the top ten major global cities in terms of international activity.

METROPOLIS

  • Year of Establishment : 1985
  • Headquarter Location : Barcelona, Spain
  • Function of Organization : Regional network of local authorities
  • Year of membership : 1987
  • Status : Director City, Asia Vice Chairman
  • Department In Charge : Global Urban Partnership Division

CITYNET

  • Year of Establishment : 1987
  • Headquarter Location : Seoul, Republic of Korea
  • Functions of Organization : Regional network of local authorities in the Asia Pacific region
  • Year of membership : 1989
  • Status : Chair city, Executive Committee, Secretariat
  • Department In Charge : Global Urban Partnership Division

UCLG

  • Year of Establishment : 1913
  • Headquarter Location : Barcelona, Spain
  • Functions of Organization : Regional network of local authorities
  • Year of membership : 1998
  • Status : World Director, member of Executive Committee and Director Committee of Asia-Pacific branch
  • Department In Charge : Global Urban Partnership Division

PATA

  • Year of Establishment : 1951
  • Headquarter Location : Thailand Bangkok
  • Functions of Organization : The Pacific Asia Association of travel and tourism
  • Year of membership : 1970
  • Status : Full member
  • Department In Charge : Tourism Policy Division

ICLEI

  • Year of Establishment : 1990
  • Headquarter Location : Bonn, Germany
  • Functions of Organization : International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives
  • Year of membership : 1999
  • Status : Full member / Executive Committee
  • Department In Charge : Environmental Policy Division

UITP

  • Year of Establishment : 1885
  • Headquarter Location : Brussels, Belgium
  • Functions of Organization : International Association of Public Transport
  • Year of membership : 2005
  • Status : Full member
  • Department In Charge : Transportation Policy Division

C40 Climate Leadership Group

  • Year of Establishment : 2005
  • Headquarter Location : New York, United States of America
  • Functions of Organization : Network of the world’s megacities taking action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions
  • Year of membership : 2006
  • Status : Full member
  • Department In Charge : Environmental Policy Division

WTCF (World Tourism Cities Federation)

  • Year of Establishment : 2012
  • Headquarter Location : Beijing, China
  • Functions of Organization : Inter-city network of local governments
  • Year of membership : 2012
  • Status : Founding member, Vice Chairman for Asia-Pacific region
  • Department In Charge : Tourism Policy Division

WeGO (World e-Governments Organization)

  • Year of Establishment : 2010
  • Headquarter Location : Seoul, Korea
  • Functions of Organization : Inter-city network of local governments
  • Year of membership : 2010
  • Status : Chair city
  • Department In Charge : Smart City Division

UNESCO the Creative Cities Network

  • Year of Establishment : 2004
  • Headquarter Location  : Paris, France
  • Functions of Organization : Inter-city network of local governments
  • Year of membership : 2010
  • Status : Regular member
  • Department In Charge : Design Policy Division

UIA (Union of International Associations)

  • Year of Establishment : 1907
  • Headquarter Location : Brussels, Belgium
  • Functions of Organization : International organization database
  • Year of membership : 2012
  • Status : Premium member
  • Department In Charge : Tourism Policy Division
  • LUCI(Lighting Urban Community International)

  • Year of Establishment : 2002
  • Headquarter Location : Lyon, France
  • Functions of Organization : Inter-city network of local governments
  • Year of membership : 2007
  • Status : President / Executive Committee / LUCI Regional Office for Asia(LROA)
  • Department In Charge : Urban Light Pollution Policy Division

GSEF(Global Social Economy Forum)

  • Year of Establishment : 2015
  • Headquarter Location : Seoul, Korea
  • Functions of Organization : Network between private social economy organizations and local governments
  • Year of membership : 2014
  • Status : President / Secretariat
  • Department In Charge : Social Entreprises Support Division

UNGC(UN Global Compact)

  • Year of Establishment : 2007
  • Headquarter Location : New York, United States of America
  • Functions of Organization : UN-led voluntary corporate citizenship initiative to promote sustainable and balanced development of the global economy
  • Year of membership : 2014
  • Status : Full member
  • Department In Charge : Global Urban Partnership Division

GCoM(Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy)

  • Year of Establishment : 2014
  • Headquarter Location : Brussels, Belgium
  • Functions of Organization : Inter-city network of local governments
  • Year of membership : 2014
  • Status : Director city
  • Department In Charge : Environmental Policy Division

GUAPO(Global Urban Air Pollution Observatory)

  • Year of Establishment : 2017
  • Headquarter Location : Paris, France
  • Functions of Organization : Inter-city network of local governments
  • Year of membership : 2018
  • Status : Director city
  • Department In Charge : Air Quality Policy Division

WCCF(World Cities Culture Forum)

  • Year of Establishment : 2012
  • Headquarter Location : Paris, France
  • Functions of Organization : Inter-city network of local governments
  • Year of membership : 2013
  • Status : Full member
  • Department In Charge : Culture Policy Division

OGP(Open Government Partnership)

  • Year of Establishment : 2011
  • Headquarter Location : Washington D.C., United States of America
  • Functions of Organization : Inter-city network of local governments
  • Year of membership : 2016
  • Status : Full member
  • Department In Charge : Smart City Division

AFHC(Alliance for Healthy Cities)

  • Year of Establishment : 2003
  • Headquarter Location : Tokyo, Japan
  • Functions of Organization : Inter-city network of local governments
  • Year of membership : 2004
  • Status : Full member
  • Department In Charge : Smart City Division

IOI(International Ombudsman Institute)

  • Year of Establishment : 1978
  • Headquarter Location : Vienna, Austria
  • Functions of Organization : Inter-city network of local governments
  • Year of membership : 2020
  • Status : Full member
  • Department In Charge : Citizens' Ombudsman Commission

The Network for Crisis Management

  • Year of Establishment : 2003
  • Headquarter Location : Tokyo, Japan
  • Functions of Organization : Inter-city network of local governments
  • Year of membership : 2003
  • Status : Full member
  • Department In Charge : Fire Administaration Division

ICOM(International Councile of museums)

  • Year of Establishment : 1946
  • Headquarter Location : Paris, France
  • Functions of Organization : Non-governmental international organization of museums and museum professionals
  • Year of membership : 2019
  • Status : Institutional member
  • Department In Charge : Fire Administaration Division