Tuesday, December 29, 2009

A major chapter in Korean history is facing a quiet end: Seoul office of the UN Development Programme, established 1963 to provide aid to Korea, closed on Dec. 29, 2009 because it determined that its mission has been accomplished.

4 comments:

  1. this is a great news, both for korea and the world!

    as a korean american, i am truly grateful for all the help the world has given to my mother land. without such, korea would not be where it is today. i remember living dirt poor in korea, and my family and i moved to the US 30+ years ago to seek a better future, and haven't been back since. though my home now is the US, and it will always be, i long to go back and see the place of my birth and the land of morning calm that my ancestors have lived for centuries. korea will always have a special place in my heart and soul.

    i wish all the best for korea...

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  2. All I can say is...they kept giving aid until 2009?? I would've thought they would've been done a good five years earlier, at the very least!

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  3. Bureaucracy moves slowly. But yes, great news all around.

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  4. Well in this article it said they did stop giving aid to South Korea in 2000.

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