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1 LOGO UN Future Forum 1)WFS Korea Chapter 2) Korea Node, MP, WFUNA UN Future Forum Youngsook Park, Chair

2 Korea Node of AC/UNU Korea 2050 Contents Introduction 1 Organization 2 Programs /2006/2007 Activities 4

3 Korea Node of AC/UNU Korea 2050(UN Future Forum) Introduction WFS Korea Chapter/Korea Node of AC/UNU MP is established in 2004 As a non-profit organization in June 2005, registered under the supervision of the Ministry of Finance to act as a leading regional, national and international R & D, training and consulting organisation in the field of futures studies for better future of Korea with personnel of 5-10 Goals include Research, analysis, and formulation of various strategies for alternative futures of Korea Knowledge-based network building of the relevant stakeholders to learn about sustainable futures Hosting of future workshops for the futurists and promotion of international collaboration within its specific competence areas

4 Korea Node of AC/UNU Korea 2050 Introduction 16 June 2005 Registered to the Ministry of Finance for a non-profit NGO, Korea Node of AC/UNU MP/ WFS Korea Chapter History 27 April st Foresight Workshop held in Seoul May Futurists including Tim Mack, Jerry Glenn, Frank Catanzaro, Jan Amcruiz, Peter Lim etc participated in the SBS Seoul Digital Forum 2005 along with Al Gore Jan 2004 Inauguration meeting of the Club Korea 2050 April 2004 President Mr Youngtak Lee elected July 2004 Participation in WFS by Ms Youngsook Park

5 Korea Node of AC/UNU UN Future Forum Organization President Youngsook Park Secretariat Sehun Park Board of Directors Seunghee Han (chief director) Naesun Park Yookyun Shin Chunman Lee Jongbaek Park Donghui Hwang Ingi Chae Waebok Choi(auditor) Youngkook Lee(auditor) Div. of Intl. Affairs Jun Park Advisory Group Youngtak Lee Hyuckkyu Kim Youngsik Bae Jongchang Kim Childoo Kim Gwanglim Kim Gihong Gwuan Junho Han Steering Committee Inhee Cho Sunjin Kim Seokho Yoo Bugon Kim Sangkook Lee Jinwook Jung Youngseol Cho Yuein Hwang Sungchul Jung Planning & PR Committee Younglan Lee Yeongnam Ilbo, Yong-Cho Munhwa, Younghoon Choi Dong-a, Heungbo Jung MBC, Byungchan Choi & Kuchul Kim KBS, Jungmin Lee Joongang Ilbo, Kyungok Choi Maeil Business,Bosik Choi Chosun, Dong-woo Jung, Heelim Ryu Div. of Publication Taegyun Kim Div. of Strategic Planning James Park

6 Korea Node of AC/UNU UN Future Forum Programs Programs WFS & MP WFUNA Cordination/ Publicising Futures Work Research & Analysis on futures International Networking Consulting & Training for Alternative futures Futures Methodology Courses Korea Node of MP WFUNA/ WFS Korea Chapter Professional Services Early Detection of Emerging Issues of Korea Establishment of Futures Research Institutes in the Universities, and Research Centres in Businesses.to Provide sustainable futures services

7 Korea Node of AC/UNU UN Future Forum Major Programs Research & Analysis for Government, Businesses Intl Futures Studies Society established in May 2007 headed by Jerome Glenn and Lee Young-tak co-chairs with members of around 300 top experts in various sectors Researching and analyzing current Korean trends and emerging issues for alternative futures for Korea Critical and long-term global challenges (15 global challenges of the MP) Learning futures methodologies and strategies for futures - Conducting various futures research for ministries, businesses and individuals 1. Future transportation report for the Ministry of Construction & Transport in Education 2030 for the Ministry of Education in Korean SOFI and national strategy units for the Ministry of Budget & Planning 2007)

8 Korea Node of AC/UNU UN Future Forum Programs International networking International networking with WFS, MP WFUNA, WFSF, OECD, EU, WTA and other futures research Institutes to cooperate in conducting national and international futures research. Building competence in Foresight Projects Participating in annual WFS, AD/UNU MP, WFSF, OECD, Australian Public Service Futures Forum, etc for gathering international futures insights and information, etc Hosting futures seminars, futures methodology courses in Korea inviting international futurists & experts Building a Training Programme for government officials on Foresight and Strategic Prospective Studies by international futurists

9 Korea Node of AC/UNU UN Future Forum Programs Futures Methodology Training Providing 10 futures methodology courses at Maekyung Education Center, Spkang Univ & Sungkyunkwan Univ. every other months since 2005 (Jerome Glenn, Jose, Jim Dator, Paul Werbos, Fabienne, Art Shostok, Bill Halal, etc) Establishing a Korean Futures Research Center & Graduate School of Future Studies with Sokang, Yonsei, Sungkyunkwan Universities along with Korean Government Civil Service Office for futures methodology courses Providing individual consulting and training courses for companies, governments, NGOs and the general public Futures seminars, workshops, lectures, & talks to make the public better understand the alternative futures, inviting futurists

10 Korea Node of AC/UNU Korea 2050 Core Programs Dissemination of futures information Our website unfuture.org portal will be a nationally and internationally recognised database constructed for disseminating futures research related information. Daily hits of Annual publication of the translated version of the State of the Future, and books relating to future of governance, S&T, environment, and futures methodologies, etc Korean Foresight Report 2020, Future National Strategy: Korea 2020, Future Jobs, Future of Families, etc are to be published annually

11 Korea Node of AC/UNU UN Future Forum Services Future Encyclopedia: Participating in identifying new terms to publish Korean version of future encyclopedia (led by AC/UNU MP) Objectives: To introduce new terminologies in futures studies as well as in S & T and emerging issues To prevent the new terminology from misuse and misinterpretation in the various fields Contents: New terms of all futures related technologies, topics which are sorted by countries, sectors, cultures, etc. Opportunities: To promote Korean initiated terms to be accepted globally Exclusive exercise of Intellectual property rights and initiation Activity of MP WFUNA Korea Node: Identifying new terminologies used in Korea Defining Korean terminologies in English Publishing a Korean-version encyclopedia Collaborating with the future encyclopedia team of Mexico Node

12 Korea Node of AC/UNU UN Future Forum Services Promotion of rights, welfare of children: Koreas Birthrate Hike Campaign HQs Holding events and promoting programs for the Future Family Foundation Improvement of Koreas Birthrate to 1.5 from 1.08 in 2005 by conducting research & PR campaigns Establishing Korean satellite campus of Felixstowe College (UK) for children Establishing WFS/MP WFUNA Futures Research Centers in Korea for childrens education

13 Korea Node of AC/UNU Activities, Seoul Digital Forum SBS Seoul Digital Forum in May 2005

14 Korea Node of AC/UNU 2005 Activities, Seoul Digital Forum Date: May 18-23, 2005 Place: Seoul (workshop at Samsung Palace, May 21-23) Sponsor: SBS, the Ministry of Information and Communications, and The Club Korea 2050 Subject: Quo Vadis Ubiquitous: Charting a New Digital Society Participation: Tim Mack, Jerry Glenn, Peter Lim, Frank Catanzaro, etc

15 Korea Node of AC/UNU 2005 Activities, Seoul Digital Forum Participants: Al Gore, Former Vice President of the United States 1) Mr Ahn Kuk-jung, SBS president 2) Mr Jin Dae-jae, Minister of Information and Telecommunication 3) Mr Yoon Jong-yong Vice Chairman of Samsung Electronics 4) Mr Lee Hee-kuk, president, LG Electronics 5) Mr Lee Yong-kyung, president, Korea Telecom 6) Mr Kim Sin-bae, SK Telecom 7) Mr Park Byung-yop, Vice Chairman, Pentech 8) Mr Yoon Chang-bun, president, Hanaro Telecom 9) Mr Park Dong-ho president CJ Entertainment 10) Mr Lee Jae-woong, president, Daum Communications 11) Mr Kim Bum-soo, president, NHN 12) Mr Kim Taek-jin, president, NC Soft 13) Mr Lee Ju-hun, Chairman, Information and Telecommunication Policy Research Institute 14) Mr Ho Kyun-jin, chairman, Korea Software Promotion Institute 15) Mr Kim Yoon, president, Sysco Systems Korea 16) Mr Yu won-shik, president, Korea Sun Micro Systems 17) Mr Lee Seung-il, president, Yahoo South Asia 18)Mr Shin Bakje, president, Phillips Electronics 19) Mr Choi Jun-keun, president, Korea HP 20) Mr Son Young-jin, president, Microsoft Korea 21) Mr Yoon Yo-eul, president, Sony Korea 22) Mr Lee Hui-sung, president, IMB Korea 23) Mr Choi Jung-gyu, director, Mckensy & Company 24) Jong-yong Yun Vice Chairman & CEO, Samsung Electronics 25) Namio YamaguchiIn charge of Technology; General Manager, Technology Development Division; In charge of ILA Center and Intellectual Property, Victor Company of Japan, Limited (JVC) 26) John P. Giere Chief Marketing Officer, Lucent Technologies, U.S. 27) Winfried Holz Global Business Unit Solutions, Division President Siemens Business Services, Germany 28) Shin bae Kim CEO & President, SK Telecom, Korea 29) Chang-Bun Yoon President & CEO, Hanaro Telecom, Korea 30) Derek Lidow President & Chief Executive Officer, iSuppli, U.S. 31) Amit Haller Co-Founder, President & CEO, IXI Mobile, U.S. 32) Martin Cooper Executive Chairman, Array Comm, U.S. 33) Edward G. Newman Chairman & CEO, Cybernaut Corp, U.S. 34) Daniel Kranzler Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, MFORMA, U.S. 35) Douglas Kaplan Vice President, Asia Pacific, Real Networks KK 36) Jeanne-Marie Gescher, OBE President, Claydon Gescher Associates, China 37) Stewart Butter field President, Ludicorp Research & Development, U.S. 38) David L. Sifry Founder & CEO, Technorati, U.S. 39) Arlene Harris Chairwoman, SOS Wireless Communications, U.S. 40) Jerome C. Glenn Director, Millennium Project of the American Council for the United Nations University 41) Frank Catanzaro Chair, Cyber Futures, AC/UN University Millennium Project 42) Teddy Huang President, Mobitai Communications, Taiwan 43) Peter P. Yim President & CEO, CIM Engineering, Inc. (dba. Cim3), U.S. 44) Sarah McCue Senior Partnership Advisor, World Bank Institute 45) Tim Mack President, World Futures Society 46) Jan Amkreutz President, Digital Crossroads Consulting 47) Robert Chua Chairman & Founder, The Interactive Channel, Hong Kong 48) Andrew Yap CEO & Vice Chairman, Anytime Pte Ltd, Singapore 49) Jeffrey Rothfeder Former Business Week Editor & National News Editor at Bloomberg News, U.S. 50) Seiichiro Inoue Chief Technology Officer, Ariel Networks, Japan 51) Jim Eun President & General Manager, IXI Mobile Asia 52) Yawgeng Chau Chairman, Taiwan Zigbee Industry Alliance 53) Further invitees include: Bill Gates; Scot Maclilly, chairman, Sun Micro Systems; president of Sony etc.)

16 Korea Node of AC/UNU 2. UN Future Forum 1 st Futures Workshop 21 May 2005 Future Methodology Workshop for Korea 2050 members (hosted by Korea 2050) presented by Tim Mack, Jerry Glenn, Frank Catanzaro, Michael Andrieu, at Press Centre 20th Floor May 2005 Experience of Korean traditional tea, Zen practice, Confucian culture, and inherent ritual, Samsung Palace, Chunghak-dong, Hadong-gun, Kyungsamnam-do, Korea

17 Korea Node of AC/UNU Korea st Futures Methodology Workshop, 21 May 2005 ( ), 21 May 2005, Korea Press Centre

18 Korea Node of AC/UNU Un Future Forum Samsung Palace Visit, 2005 Samsung Palace, 5000 years of History of King Dankun Palace

19 Korea Node of AC/UNU UN Future Forum Media Interviews, 2005 [Discussion on the era] Networks beyond territorial bounds will restructure Powers of the World Jerome C. Glenn (Director, Millennium Project of the American Council for the United Nations University ) Tim Mack (President, World Futures Society) Myoung-Bok Bae (JungAng Ilbo) There are plenty of books relating to future in bookstores. Some people believe future can be explored and foresaw by scientific and reasonable methods. They are the Futurists. Jerome C. Glenn, the leading futurist in the world, visited Korea with Tim Mack to participate in SBS Seoul Digital Forum(18-21 May 2005). They have met each other to discuss on the present and the future of the world at Hotel Shilla in 18 May. Press Release:

20 Korea Node of AC/UNU Un Future Forum History Tour, 2005 Futurists were surprised at Koreans 4,000 year-old Hong-Ik Ingan idea, aiming to the peace of all human beings. In 18 May, world famous 5 futurists visited JiriSan Samsung Palace (Hadong-gun, Kyungsangnam-do, Korea), the place for ancestor worship and the exercise of ShinSun-Do. They will experience Korean traditional culture and spirit here until 23 May. The members are Tim Mack (President, World Future Society), Jerome C. Glenn (Director, MP of AC/UNU), Michel Andrieu (Principal Administrator of Intl. Futures Programme of Advisory Unit on Multi-Disciplinary Issues, OECD), Frank Catanzaro (Chair, Cyber Futures, AC/UN University Millennium Project), and Jan Amkreutz (President, Digital Crossroads Consulting), including Young-Sook Park (Presidient, Korea Node of Ac/UNU) and other 20 members of the Korea Node. JiRiSan=Sang-Jin Gwun, Press photo=Bong-Geun Song Press

21 Korea Node of AC/UNU Oct- 1 Nov 2005, Jerry Glenns visit, 2 nd Futures Methodology Workshop Forum The Future of Culture & Tourism by Ministry of Culture & Tourism, participated by Jerry Glenn, AC/UNU Millennium Project Objectives: Assessing of future trends in culture and tourism Identifying the challenges and opportunities Recognizing values of Korean culture and tourism Publicity efforts for images of Korea widely in the world by inviting international experts Future strategies for cultural and tourism industries for Korea

22 Korea Node of AC/UNU 4. 5 December 2005, Parliamentary Forum For National Strategy Unit Establishment: 1 st Strategy Unit Forum Korea2050/UN Future Forum hosted a Parliamentary Forum for National Strategy Unit Establishment funded by the National Assembly Reps Kang Jae-sob, Park Keun-hae, and Kim Hyuk-gyu, etc Objectives: To establish a national futures strategy unit within the PMs office To conduct futures researches for the government departments, and public organizations To train government officials for futures methodologies and strategy training for alternative futures To publicize the necessity of Strategy Unit in Korea for speedy changes and opportunities

23 Korea Node of AC/UNU 1) 1 st National Strategy Unit Establishment Symposium, 5 December 2005, Rep Kang Jae-sub 2) 2 nd National Strategy Unit Establishment Forum, 10 October 2006 by Rep Kang Jae-sub and Kim Myung-ju 3) 3rd national Strategy Unit Establishment Forum, 15 May 2007, by Ruling Uri Party Rep Suh Hye-suk & otheres

24 LOGO 5. Foresight, Morality, and Wisdom Ted Gordon s visit Korean Science & Technology Future Forum, Ministry of Science & Technology UN Future Forum 3 rd Futures Methodology Workshop November 4, 2005 Theodore J. Gordons visit to Seoul as keynote speaker

25 Korea Node of AC/UNU 6. March 2006, Jim Dator, Univ of Hawaii, 4 th Workshop Agenda: Jim Dator met by 6 government ministers Meeting with Ministers of Environment, Construction & Transport, Youth, Information & Telecommunication, and some high level government officials in the & Science & Technology. Lectures at the Ministries of Youth, Information & Technology, Science & Technology, Construction & Transportation, Environment as well as Korean Female Economists Club, Korean Broadcasting Commission, etcTutorial workshop on the Foresight methodologies with Korea st Methodology Course: Maekyung Education Centre 60 students obtained certificates for a 2-day methodology courses at Maekyung University. Media interview with Dong-A Ilbo, Monthly Shindonga, Munhwa Ilbo, etc

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27 Korea Node of AC/UNU May 2006, Jose Cordeiros visit, 5 th Futures Methodology Workshop 2 nd Methodology Course: Maekyung Education Centre Futures methodology courses at Maekyung Education Center, Venezuela Node chair, MP of AC/UNU 40 people studied for 2 days on futures methodologies & SOFI Programs: Lectures & methodology courses Lectures at Kukmin University, Korea Development Institute, Ministry of Budget & Planning, Korean Volunteers Forum, etc

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29 Korea Node of AC/UNU September 2006, Eric Drexler, Frank Catanzaro, 6 th Futures Methodology Workshop 5-10 September 2006 Thining Methopolitan & Future City Planning Forum by the Ministry of Construction & Transportation, sponsored by Hyundai Motors International Forum for Revolutionary Advanced Technology & Future Urbanism by Frank Catanzaro and Eric Drexler at the Korean Chamber of Commerce Building from 2-5 pm on 6 September Frank Catanzaros 3 rd Methodology Course: Maekyung Education Centre & 6 th Workshop at Maekyung Education Center on 31 August & 1 September Eric Drexler to visit government ministers and relevant businessmen for future cooperation

30 Korea Node of AC/UNU November 2006, William Halal & Jim Dator, 7 th Futures Methodology Workshop 6-10 Novmeber 2006, 7 th Workshop of Korea 2050 Global Human Resources Forum 2006 organized by the Ministry of Education from 7-9 November 2006 at Walkerhill Hotel Presentation by William Halal, Jim Dator, and 30 international experts of HR to participate in the Forum on Future Education Megatrend Jim Dator to hold 7 th Futures Workshop & 4 th Futures Methodology Courses at Maekyung Education Center & Maekyung Education Centre 100 participants: education specialists and leading businesses for Human Resources Seto Yuzo CEO; Berry J. Marshall; Mertel Haarder, Dennish Education Minister; Paul Wolfowitz World Bank; Martha C Pier UBC Univ.; Jean Robert Pitte, Sorbonne; Thomas Kochan MIT; Bob Corcoran, GE; Okuda Hiroshi Japan; Ernest Baumann BMW; David Reid TESCO chair; Eric Salam Kantaf Group; Christopher Ogilvy; Andrew Torrance; Gary Hardgrave Australian Education Minister; Katsuhiko Shirai WASEDA Univ; Steve Tair HSBS; Barbar Ishinger OECD Education Director; Gary N.Nclean Minnesota Univ; Walter W. McMahon Illinois Univ; George Peterson ABET; Tom Iannotti HP; James McNerney Jr Boeing; Ratan Tata TATA Chair; etc

31 Korea Node of AC/UNU December 2006, Ministry of Science & Technology Forum, Jerome Glenn and Paul Werbos, 8 th Futures Methodology Workshop 2 nd International Forum on Technology Foresight & National Innovation Strategies on 1 December participated by Jerome Glenn and Paul Werbos at COEX Intercontinental Hotel (Diamond Hall, B1) Jerome Glenn to give a Keynote Speech at the 2 nd Ministry of Science & Technology Forum in Ted Gorden gave the Keynot Speech at the 1 st Ministry of Science & Technology Forum in Some 5-10 leading S & T Future Megatrend & Foresight leaders are invited 8 th Korea 2050 Futures Workshop 5 th Futures Methodology Courses by Paul Werbos(27-28 Nov. 2006) Maekyung Education Centre 6 th Futures Methodology Courses by Jerome Glenn(2-3 Dec. 2006) Sokang University MOU exchange with Sokang University President Sohn Byung-doo to establish Futures Research Center & Graduate School of Futures Studies Model of Finland Futures Academy, it will consolidate all the Korean universities to promote the future studies course work at universities Programs: Lectures & Methodology Courses Lectures at Hanyang University, S-Oil, Presidential Committee on Education Innovation, Presidential Commission on Policy Planning, etc

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33 Korea Node of AC/UNU 18 January 2007 Ray Kurzweils visit to Seoul by Korea Economic Daily Inviation

34 Korea Node of AC/UNU March 2007, Fabienne Goux-Baudiment, Timothy C. Mack, Rohit Talwar, 9 th Futures Methodology Workshop 7 th Methodology Course : Sokang University Speaker: Fabienne Goux-Baudiment(WFSF), Timothy C. Mack(WFS), Rohit Talwar(Fast Future) (31 March 2007) 40 people studied for 1 days on futures methodologies Programs: Lectures & methodology courses Lectures at Yonsei University, Hyundai Research Institute, Presidential Committee on Education Innovation, the Grand National Party Hannara, etc

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36 Korea Node of AC/UNU May 2007, Arthur Shostak, 10 th Futures Methodology Workshop 8 th Methodology Course : Sokang University Speaker: Arthur Shostak (26 May 2007) Drexel University, Emeritus Professor of Sociology 35 people studied for 1 days on futures methodologies Programs: Lectures & methodology courses Lectures at Digital New Media Forum, Presidential Commission on Policy Planning, Korean Foster Care Association, Sokang University, Daegu Health College, etc

37 Korea Node of AC/UNU June 2007, Jose Cordeiro, 11 th Futures Methodology W orkshop 11th Methodology Course : SungKyunKwan Univ. Speaker: Jose Cordeiro (23 June 2007) Venezuela Node chair, MP of AC/UNU 50 people studied for 1 days on futures methodologies & SOFI Programs: Lectures & methodology courses Lectures at Korean Foster Care Association, CELAO etc July 2007, Frank Catanzaro & John Smart, for Future Science & Technology Seminar by KAIST & Science &Technology Ministry John Smart, president of Institute for the Study of Accelerating Change

38 Korea Node of AC/UNU UN Future Forum Visitors to Seoul, Sep-December September, Pera Wells, Edie Weiner for 1 st World Woman Forum by Gender Equality Ministry & MBC, Seoul October by Tiihonen Paula & 10 Committee members to visit National Assembly, Seoul 17. 1) October, Jerry Glenn, Paul Werbos, Jack Park, Oliver Sparrow, Pierre Alain Schieb, Fabienne, etc for Global HR Forum by the Ministry of Education, Labour, Commerce Industry & Energy, etc, Seoul 2) International Future Study Federation Inauguration Seminar at the National Assembly from 2-6 pm on Friday 26 October 2007, Seoul 3) Saturday 27 October 2007: Sungkyunkwan University 9-2 pm: Futures/ Methodology Courses, Paul Werbos on energy or S&T, Oliver Sparrow on National Strategy, Fabienne on Education or Womens issues, Pierre Alain Schieb on future infrastructure/migrations: for 100 top Korean policy makers and prof/students 3-7pm: Jerry Glenn on SOFI with Ministry of Budget & Planning officials and KDI researchers December, Eric Drexler, Nanorex by Korea Economic Daily, Seoul Jimmy Wells, wikipedia President for Global Innovation Forum 2008 by Ministry of Government Administration, Jeju Island, Korea 20. Aug-October, MP Conference, Incheon City Expo, Incheon, Korea

39 Korea Node of AC/UNU International Future Study Federation(IFSF) Inauguration Seminar at the National Assembly, 2-6 pm Friday 26 October 2007 Friday 26 October 2007: HR Forum & National Assembly 9-12 pm: All visitors participating in the Global HR Forum 2 pm: Registration for 1 st International Future Study Federation Seminar by Koreans 2.10: Opening Speech by Jerry Glenn & Minister for Infor & Communiation : Congratulatory messages by Reps Kang Jae-sub, Byun Jae-il & Shim Jae-chul : Keynote speech & presentation by Jerry Glenn : Presenatation by Paul Werbos or Jack Park on energy or collective intelligence : Presentation by Pierre Alain-Schieb on OECD futures programs : Presentation by Oliver Sparrow on National Strategy Unit Establishment 6-8 pm: Dinner hosted by Lee Young-tak Chair/CEO Korean Stock Exchange former Minister of Government Coordination & Vice Minister of Finance/Vice Minister of Education, National Assembly International Future Study Federation:

40 Korea Node of AC/UNU UN Future Forum Project s 1. Construction & Transportation Technology Review Report for Min of Construction & Transportaion, 20 April Future of Korea and Future Education Measures Report delivered on 21 December 2006 for Ministry of Education 3. Education Future 2030 and Policy Measures Research by Real-time Delphi for Presidential Committee on Education Innovation delivered on 4 May SOFI Korea and Future Foresight of Korea for Ministry of Budget and Planning & KDI delivered on 31 December Future of IT Broadcasting & telecommunication 2030 for the Ministry of Information & Communication delivered by 2008

41 Korea Node of AC/UNU MP Conference in Seoul in August 2009(Proposal) MP Conference, late August 2009, futurists gathering WFUNA meeting in Seoul in 2009 could be jointly organised 3-5 day programs with various futures reports/presentations. Open to Incheon public for free, bringing audiences by the Incheon government/universities Venue and budget sponsored by the Incheon Mayor Ahn Sang- soo as one of the official Expo events Venue at Expo site with daily visit number of over 100,000 people. One day Incheon tour/Expo exhibition site tours arranged Hightech equipment/webcam/video conferencing to bring many futurist speakers from all over the world ABOUT INCHEON A gateway to Northeast Asia with both international port and international airport in its hand, Incheon is located in the mid-west Korean peninsula abutting the Yellow Sea. A city located 28km from the nations capital, Seoul, lies at 126° 37´ of east longitude and 37° 28´ of north latitude. San Francisco, Washington, Madrid, and Teheran are found on the same latitude. The local GNP for Incheon is W25 trillion $517.7 billion, 4.7% of the national GNP. More than 1.2 million people in the region are participating in various economic activities. Incheon displays an urban-type industrial structure, which is characterized with the tertiary industry relatively larger than the primary or secondary industry. There are seven industrial complexes in the region, including Namdong and Bupyeong, which host more than 7,400 companies altogether.

42 Korea Node of AC/UNU Hotel information Address : 93-7 Sundu-ri, Gilsang-meon, Ganghwa-gun, Incheon, Korea Tel : Address : #2850, International Business center, Unseo dong, Jung-Ku, Incheon city, South Korea Tel : Address : Woonseo-dong, Jung-gu, Incheon, Korea Tel : Address : 812 Dongchoon-1dong Yeonsu-gu, Incheon, Korea Tel : Address : 275-1, Ganseok-dong, Namdong-gu Tel : Address : 173, Ganseok-dong, Namdong-gu Tel : Address : 428-2, Jakjeon-dong, Gyeyang-gu Tel : Address : 3Ga 29, Sinheung-dong, Jung-gu Tel : Address : #3-2, 1-Ga, Hang-Dong, Joong-Gu, Incheon, Korea Tel :

43 Korea Node of AC/UNU Incheon, where Korea s only Chinatown is located, presents festivities in Bukseong-dong Chinatown and Jayu Park in October where people can directly experience and enjoy Chinese culture. Some of the events include dragon dances, tiger dances, parades, and demonstrations of traditional Chinese martial arts, as well as jajangmyeon noodle festivals involving cooking skills(fitting, as Incheon is the home of jajangmyeon) and eating contests. Homepage : Date : annually August As a city neighboring the sea, Incheon holds gorgeous marine festivities in the areas of Wangsan Beach on Yongyudo Island early in August every year. The marine festival helps cool down summer s sizzling hot weather by providing the Uninhabited Island Exploration, Beach Hero and Heroine Championships, Live Beach Concerts, and marine-friendly programs. Homepage : Date : annually August

44 Korea Node of AC/UNU Every October, Incheon hosts sky-related festivities in areas near Incheon International Airport. The festival includes the Sky Exploration Constellation Trip, Flight Experience Tour, Flying Mock Airplane Championship, International Sky Queen Pageant, World Folklore Items Exhibition, and other colorful Events. Homepage : Date : annually September Held every October, the Sorea Inlet Festival, with the abundant aroma of the sea, features regional festivities held at Sorae Inlet in Nonhyeon-dong, Marine Eco Park, and other events such as the Pungeoje or shamanistic ritual for a good haul of fish, Beach Concert, Sorae Inlet Ms. Lady Pageant, Eel Relay, Goby Angling Competition, and other unique events. Date : annually October

45 Korea Node of AC/UNU UN Future Forum Korean Birthrate Hike Campaign 1. In May 2006 the Korean total fertility rate tumbled to the world record low 1.08, down from the previous lowest of 1.16 in 2004, the South Korean National Statistical Office said. 2. South Korea s birthrate falls far behind those of other advanced economies: the US 2.05, France 1.9, Italy 1.33, and Japan 1.29, the world s most aged society 3. South Korea s birthrate declining over the past few decades from 4.53 in 1970 to 1.08 in 2005, which is significantly lower than the replacement rate of The government in May 2006 announced a comprehensive policy that includes pouring 10 trillion won ($11 billion) into childcare subsidies. This is the first time Korea has come up with such broad measures since it began to encounter the low birthrate problem in in 3 married women rejects motherhood by saying it is ok to have no children, a state-run think tank the Korea Institute of Health and Society said in March Single men and women also prefer to have only one child after marriage. Half of single women also answered that it is better not to tie the knot at all, report entitled `Investigation on Low Birthrate and Study on its Comprehensive Measures, which was based on interviews with 3,800 married women between the ages of 20 and 44, and 2,670 single women and men in Korea suffers from both a fast aging population as well as a low birthrate. Couples avoid having more children because of high education and childcare expenses. Couples spends half their income on their children s education, the largest proportion among living expenses. 6. To help working parents combine work and family, the government will enhance its assistance to childcare centers. It plans to double the number of state-run childcare centers to 2,700 in 2010 as well as tax breaks, social insurance benefits and other incentives. Over 61% of women left the workforce either just before or after giving birth.

46 Korea Node of AC/UNU Reasons for low birthrate: women rejecting motherhood, high overseas study spending SPENDING ON OVERSEAS STUDY HITS RECORD HIGH 1. Spending on overseas study hits new high in January Koreans spending on overseas education hit a record high last year as parents sought higher-quality education for their children while escaping from surging private education costs at home. The Korean Educational Development Institute said in a report that the number of elementary, middle and high school students who left the country for study in the period increased more than 60 percent from 10,498 recorded a year earlier. 2. The number of Korean students studying abroad has shot up more than 10-fold over the past six years due to an increasing demand for early English education. According to the recent report, the number of students going overseas swelled from 1,562 in 1998 to 16,446 in A 30-fold number of elementary school students have gone abroad during the six-year period amid the boom in early English education with fewer legal restrictions. 3. The government is trying to curb the increasing number of students traveling for study by introducing a five-year human resources development plan in January The plan includes initiatives to strengthen English education in elementary schools by expanding English immersion programs and English classes for first- and second-graders. It is part of the efforts made by the Ministry of Education to put the brakes on the accelerating costs spent on private tutoring for early English education. Despite that, Korean children are consuming more time and money to go abroad for study. KOREA IS AGING FASTEST 1. Korean society is aging at an alarming speed. As defined by the UN, in an aging society, people over the age of 65 account for 7 percent of the population and in an aged society, Koreans account for 14 percent. Research forecasts that Korea, currently categorized as an aging society, will take 18 years to become an aged society, whereas the change took 24 years for Japan and 72 years for the US, 154 years for France.

47 Korea Node of AC/UNU Korean Population : (TFR =1.10, life expectancy as of year 2005, Korean population zero in 2305) Source: Prof Jun Kwang-hee, Seoul National University(2005), Ministry of Health & Welfare

48 Korea Node of AC/UNU Korean Population : (TFR =1.10, life expectancy as of year 2005, Korean population zero in 2305) Source: Prof Chun Kwang-hee, Seoul National University(2005), Ministry of Health & Welfare

49 Korea Node of AC/UNU Population Projection of Korea

50 LOGO UN Future Forum Youngsook Park, Chair Korea Chapter of WFS/ Korea Node of MP WFUNA

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