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SOAS evening seminar: UN Sustainable Development Goals in the Context of Korean Peninsula

Part of the Autumn 2018 season of seminars at SOAS:

UN Sustainable Development Goals in the Context of Korean Peninsula

Dr Sojin Lim (University of Central Lancashire)
Friday 7 December 2018, 5:15 – 7:00 pm
Brunei Gallery Room B211
If you would like to attend the event please register. Online registration


Sojin LimIn September 2016, the UN agreed to begin a new journey of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Accordingly, all UN members, regardless of whether they are a donor or recipient country, are obliged to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030. The 17 global goals of the SDGs, with 169 indicators, include all aspects of social, economic, political, security and environment issues. Upon this, the UN has conducted various efforts to support the achievement of the SDGs in developing countries, and also in high income countries. In light of this, this talk will explore UN SDGs in general, and discuss how both North and South Koreas can achieve the SDGs especially under the current international dynamics. This will provide an opportunity to think about how we can contribute to the process of sustainable development for all, by leaving no one behind.

Speaker Biography

Dr Sojin Lim is Senior Lecturer and Course Leader for both MA North Korean Studies and MA Asia Pacific Studies at the School of Languages and Global Studies, University of Central Lancashire (UCLan). She also works as Deputy Director of the International Institute of Korean Studies (IKSU), and Chair of the Northern England Policy Centre for the Asia Pacific (NEPCAP). Prior to joining UCLan, Dr Lim worked for aid agencies as senior research fellow with hands-on field experiences. She obtained a BA and a MA from Ewha Womans University and a PhD from the Institute for Development Policy and Management (IDPM) at the University of Manchester. Dr Lim’s research interests lie at development studies, area studies, public policy, and political economy: development experience of South Korea; development assistance to North Korea; transformation of state system; global norms and compliance; and accountable institution and fragile states. Recently, she has discussed current situation in Korean Peninsula during media interviews, such as BBC Breakfast and iTV.

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