International Organization

Seoul Metropolitan Government has joined 14 international organizations, including Metropolis (World Council of Metropolis), and ranks as one of the top ten major global cities in terms of international activity.

METROPOLIS

  • Year of Establishment : 1985
  • Headquarter Location : Barcelona, Spain
  • Function of Organization : Regional network of local authorities
  • Year of membership : 1987
  • Status : Director City, Asia Vice Chairman
  • Department In Charge : Overseas City Cooperation Team

CITYNET

  • Year of Establishment : 1987
  • Headquarter Location : Yokohama, Japan
  • Functions of Organization : Regional network of local authorities in the Asia Pacific region
  • Year of membership : 1989
  • Status : Executive Committee
  • Department In Charge : Overseas city cooperation team

UCLG

  • Year of Establishment : 1913
  • Headquarter Location : Barcelona, Spain
  • Functions of Organization : Regional network of local authorities
  • Year of membership : 1998
  • Status : World Director, member of Executive Committee and Director Committee of Asia-Pacific branch
  • Department In Charge : Overseas city cooperation team

ANMC21

  • Year of Establishment : 2001
  • Headquarter Location : Tokyo, Japan
  • Functions of Organization : Regional network of local authorities in the Asia region
  • Year of membership : 2001
  • Status : Full Member
  • Department In Charge : International Relations Division

PATA

  • Year of Establishment : 1951
  • Headquarter Location : Thailand Bangkok / Management Office: U.S.A., San Francisco
  • Functions of Organization : The Pacific Asia Association of travel and tourism 
  • Year of membership : 1970
  • Status : Full Member
  • Department In Charge : Tourism Division

ICLEI

  • Year of Establishment : 1990
  • Headquarter Location : Toronto, Canada
  • Functions of Organization : International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives
  • Year of membership : 1999
  • Status : Full Member / Executive Committee
  • Department In Charge : Climate & Air Quality Management Division

UITP

  • Year of Establishment : 1985
  • Headquarter Location : Brussels, Belguim
  • Functions of Organization : International Association of Public Transport
  • Year of membership : 2005
  • Status : Full Member
  • Department In Charge : Transportation Policy Division

C40 Climate Leadership Group

  • Year of Establishment : 2005
  • Headquarter Location : London, England
  • Functions of Organization : Network of the world’s megacities taking action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions
  • Year of membership : 2006
  • Status : Full Member 
  • Department In Charge : Climate & Air Quality Management Division

WTCF (World Tourism Cities Federation)

  • Year of Establishment : 2012
  • Headquarter Location : Beijing, China
  • Functions of Organization : Inter-city network of local governments
  • Year of membership : 2012
  • Status : Founding member 
  • Department In Charge : Tourism Business Division

WeGO (World e-Governments Organization)

  • Year of Establishment : 2010
  • Headquarter Location : Seoul, Korea
  • Functions of Organization : Inter-city network of local governments
  • Year of membership : 2010
  • Status : Chair city
  • Department In Charge : Information System Planning Bureau

UNESCO the Creative Cities Network

  • Year of Establishment : 2004
  • Headquarter Location  : Paris, France
  • Functions of Organization : Inter-city network of local governments
  • Year of membership : 2010
  • Status : Regular member
  • Department In Charge : Design Policy Division

GDCO (Global Design Cities Organization)

  • Year of Establishment : 2010
  • Headquarter Location : Seoul, Korea
  • Functions of Organization : Inter-city network of local governments
  • Year of membership : 2010
  • Status : Regular member

UIA (Union of International Associations)

  • Year of Establishment : 1907
  • Headquarter Location : Brussels, Belgium
  • Functions of Organization : International organization Database
  • Year of membership : 2010
  • Status : Premium member
  • Department In Charge : Overseas City Cooperation Team