Country Info

ICON
Country
Korea
Capital
Seoul
Date of Entry
03 September 1999
Website
Ministry of Foreign Affairs

National Projects

17 Nov 2011 ~ 17 Nov 2011

Seoul

PCE

Forum on Promotion of Traditional Sports 2011

At the IX Senior Officials' Meeting, sports were included in the former Working Group on Politics, Culture, Education (PCE) as a new field of cooperation (FMM/2010/3, para. 4). The member countries reached the consensus on the importance of sports as a useful means of strengthening cooperation in the framework of FEALAC. It has been widely recognized, as can be seen in the various activities carried out by United Nations Educational, Scientific, and CulturalO rganization(UNESCO) such as the Round table meetings on Traditional Sports and Game(TSG) that traditional sports plays an important role in promoting cultural diversity and preserving cultural identities at the local and national levels. Traditional sports also have a significant impact on national cohesion by fostering respect for the identities of communities from different cultural backgrounds. " " FEALAC enjoys a rich diversity of traditional sports. There exist more than 100 traditional sports among the member countries that have obtained world wide recognition. Promotion of development and exchanges of the traditional sports will contribute greatly in strengthening mutual understanding and friendly relations between FEALAC member countries." " The general objectives of the forum are as follows. The forum aims to facilitate creation of networks and deepen understanding of traditional sports of FEALAC countries by inviting policy makers and experts in traditional sports of member countries to the forum and sharing their situation and policies and private sectors' initiatives in the promotion of their traditional sports. We also aim to contribute in formulating effective government policy related to promotion of traditional sports by sharing and discussing successful experiences of member countries' public and private sector. Lastly, the forum seeks to find ways to increase exchanges of traditional sports among FEALAC member countries. "

Focal Point Contact

Daehwan Kim

First Secretary

dankim08@mofa.go.kr