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Published on : Tuesday, May 9, 2017
The Republic of Korea is reaching out to the world in need, the world of children. And this reaching out is part of a global tourism initiative under the leadership of Mrs. Dho Young-shim. She is in the race to become the next Secretary-General for the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).
On September 25th, 2015, countries adopted a set of goals to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all as part of a new sustainable development agenda. Each goal has specific targets to be achieved over the next 15 years.
Connected with over 16 international organizations and programs, the UN SDGs TYsl initiative has built sustainable Public-Private Partnerships, receiving significant support from the Ministry of Sports, Culture and Tourism of the Republic of Korea, and other partners.
The Initiative has positively changed the world of children and their communities. By giving children reading and learning facilities, it has also promoted the role sports and music have in education.
The role Madame Dho holds within The ST-EP Foundation and for the growth of Universal Primary Education has been unanimously recognized. Dho’s initiative encourages reading and learning while offering a place where children can develop their education, sport, and music. The model is based on the Korean know-how and experience the country went through when eliminating poverty.
To quote Dho Yung-shim, “We aim to produce many Ethiopian specialists who will help Ethiopia to be no longer regarded as a medically underserved country. Through all these efforts, our wish and desire is contribute to the progress of Ethiopians”. She worked extensively within the UN and UNWTO for over twenty years.