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Promoting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through Sports and the SDGs Ball
April 01, 2025

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.

Former UNESCO Director-General attends a Special Program at Woljeongsa Temple in PyeongChang, Korea
March 30, 2025

Dr. Irina Bokova, former director-general of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), delegation attended a special program at Woljeongsa Buddhist temple, hosted by Rev. Jeongnyeom, the Abbot of the temple. The program was arranged by Amb. Dho Young-shim, UN SDGs Advocate and Chairperson of the International Charity Foundation.
In March 2018, Dr. Bokova joined Kyung Hee University in Seoul as a chair-professor and head of its arts and humanities faculty. As a chair-professor and honorary chancellor of Humanitas College, she will be giving regular lectures to students and participating in seminars and forums with a focus on a variety of global development and civic issues

PyeongChang 2018 Closing Ceremony- Meeting with Korean Ministry of Tourism and Gambian OC
March 17, 2025

Amb. Dho Young-shim, Chairperson of UNWTO ST-EP Foundation and UN SDGs Advocate attended the closing ceremony of the XXIII Winter Olympics Games, or PyeongChang 2018, on February 25, 2018.
On that occasion, she had a meeting with Mrs. Beatrice Allen, Member of the National Olympic Committee of Gambia, who was a local partner of the UNWTO ST-EP Foundation for the establishment of two UN SDGs (formerly MDGs) Thank You Small Libraries (TYSL) in Gambia in December 2011, in the Olympafrica Centre and in the Olympic House.

Mrs. Allen was introduced by Amb. Dho to H.E. Mr. Do Jongwhan, Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism of the Rep. of Korea, and expressed her gratitude for the two UN SDGs while requesting him for further support through providing more books to the TYSL in order to ensure their sustainability.

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1st; Amb. Dho Young-shim, Chairperson of UNWTO ST-EP Foundation and UN SDGs Advocate with H.E. Mr. Do Jongwhan, Korean Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism and Mrs. Beatrice Allen, Member of the Gambian National Olympic Committee; 2nd: UN SDGs TYS L in Gambia in Dec. 2011

Princess Märtha Louise of Norway attends a Special Program at Woljeongsa Temple in PyeongChang – S
March 11, 2025

As she was in PyeongChang to cheer the Norwegian athletes at the XXII Paralympics, H.R.H. Princess Märtha Louise of Norway and her delegation attended a special program at Woljeongsa Buddhist temple, together Amb. Dho Young-shim, Chairperson of UNWTO ST-EP Foundation and UN SDGs Advocate, and Mr. Choi Moon Soon, Governor of Gangwon Province, host of 2018 PyeongChang. This event was an opportunity for the participants to praise the resilience of all paralympiansn and how sports help them overcome their life challenges.
As Woljeongsa, head temple of Jogye Buddhist Order, is hosting temple stays Princess Märtha expressed her deep interest in cultural and spiritual tourism in Korea.

Caption:
1st: Amb. Dho Young-shim, Chairperson of UNWTO ST-EP Foundation and UN SDGs Advocate with Princess Märtha Louise of Norway (3rd from left), Rev. Jeongnyeom, Abbot of Woljeongsa Temple Norwegian, and Mr. Choi Moon Soon, Governor of Gangwon Province (1st from right).

UN SDGs Advocates hold a Ceremony for 100 Children at a Primary School in PyeongChang – South Korea
February 16, 2025

On Feb. 16, 2018, H.E. Mrs. Erna Solberg, Prime Minister of Norway and Co-Chair of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) Advocacy Group, together with Amb. Dho Young-Shim, Chairperson of UNWTO ST-EP Foundation and UN SDGs Advocate, led a ceremony at the Musan Community Children’s Center Primary School in PyeongChang, South Korea.
The ceremony was attended by 100 school children and aimed at bringing together the messages of the Olympic spirit, the UN SDGs, and the importance of quality education for all, using a very universal and popular communication tool: UN SDG branded footballs. PM Solberg talked to them about individual and collective responsibilities to build a more peaceful and equal world by the year 2030.
Other participants of the ceremony included Mr. Choi Moon Soon, Governor of Gangwon Province, host of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics and Paralympics, Ms. Kristin Kloster Aasen, International Olympic Committee Representative to Norway and Ms. Soohyun Kim, Head of Office, UNICEF Seoul Office.

Caption:
Amb. Dho Young-shim, Chairperson of UNWTO ST-EP Foundation and UN SDGs Advocate with Norwegian PM Erna Solberg, Co-Chair of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Advocacy Group, and the Governor of Gangwon Province, Mr. Choi Moon Soon

 
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