Amb. Dho Young-shim, UN SDGs Advocate and Chairperson of International Charity Foundation (ICF) had a meeting in New-York with H.E. Cho Tae-yul, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the Republic of Korea to the United Nations on April 26, 2018.
This meeting was an opportunity to discuss how ICF could play an instrumental role in promoting development peace, and social inclusiveness at global level.
The meeting happened one day before Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un met at the truce village of Panmunjom inside the demilitarized zone separating the two Koreas, as a first step towards the end of the war between them.
On behalf of the co-Chair of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) Advocacy Group, H.E. Ms. Erna Solberg, Prime Minister of Norway, Amb. Dho Young-shim, UN SDGs Advocate and Chairperson of the International Charity Fund (ICF), promoted the UN SDGs Ball initiative during her mission in New-York on April 25 to 29, 2018.
This initiative is part of a communication campaign spearheaded by UN SDGs Advocate Erna Solberg, aimed at raising awareness of the SDGs using a very universal and popular educational tool: UN SDG branded footballs.
Amb. Dho took the opportunity to involve high-level UN representatives in NY, such as Ms. Michelle Gyles-McDonnough (Jamaica), Director of the Sustainable Development Unit, Executive Office of the Secretary-General at the United Nations.
On the occasion of her mission in New-York, Amb. Dho Young-shim, UN SDGs Advocate and Chairperson of the International Chairty Foundation (ICF) had a meeting with Prof. Jeffrey Sachs, UN SDGs Advocate and Director of the Earth Institute, on April 26, 2018.
Together, they evoked ways of accelerating progress towards the achievement of universal prosperity, and Prof. Sachs’ initiative to encourage billionaires of the world to donate a percentage of their assets as a contribution to global development. Amb. Dho expressed the willingness of ICF to cooperate on this project.
On April 1st, 2018, the International Charity Foundation supported a soccer event for multicultural kids, aimed at promoting the Sustainable Development Goals through sports, in cooperation with Hope Kids organization.
Participating children had a chance to be familiarized with the SDGs and their values of share prosperity, social inclusiveness and environmental sustainability though the special balls that have been designed for that purpose.