Cooperation for Hopeful Future of the Global Village
The Church of God keeps cooperating with the UN, governments, municipalities, universities, and international organizations in order to protect the environment and human rights and to implement the UN SDGs. With the love of a mother who takes care of her family, we are concerned about the global environment and the future of mankind and communicating with the global community for a hopeful future and sustainable development.
Invitation to the UN CERF High-Level Conference
For the First Time for a Church
Speech of the Church of God General Pastor Kim Joo-cheol
On December 13, 2016, the Church of God was invited to the High-Level Conference on the Central Emergency Response Fund [CERF], held at the UN Headquarters in the U.S. It was the first time for a church to be invited. The reason the Church was invited to the conference where the representatives of member states, entities of the UN, observers, and more were present, is that the UN highly appreciated its sincere volunteer services.
UN Central Emergency Response Fund
Donation of Relief Funds for Haitian Earthquake Victims
To help the victims in Haiti hit by a devastating earthquake in 2010, the Church of God held the Messiah Orchestra charity concert which was attended by an audience of more than 8,000. In June of the same year, General Pastor Kim Joo-cheol delivered a donation of 100,000 USD to the United Nations CERF. The UN asked for a face-to face meeting and proposed a partnership.
MOUs for the Implementation of UN SDGs
- Municipality of Santo Andre, Brazil
- City of Tshwane, South Africa
- City of Raipur, India
- City of Bangalore, India
- District of Guaianases, Sao Paulo, Brazil
- District of Khan-Uul, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
- Mongolian National Blood Donor Centre
- Mongolian University of Life Science
- St. Joseph’s College in Bangalore, India
- Kalinga University in Raipur, India
Global Partnerships for the UN SDGs
We held the global forums in 11 regions of 10 countries, for example, the U.S., Peru, Mexico, Taiwan, India, Argentina, Philippines, and Korea, to promote the understanding of the UN SDGs and to encourage college students to work on them actively. We systemize the activities of college students who have the spirit of challenge and passion, enter into partnerships with many organizations, and strengthen their willpower.
Meeting with the UN Division for SDGs
ASEZ members visited the UN Headquarters in New York, U.S. and had a meeting with the persons concerned to discuss the plans to achieve the SDGs. They visited five African embassies in Washington D.C., U.S., to propose cooperation in their countries, and received active support for the activities of ASEZ.
Earthquake Recovery Efforts in Nepal and Signing an MOU
A 7.8-magnitude earthquake shattered Nepal in 2015. We carried out relief and recovery efforts with all our hearts. We also signed an MOU with the Ministry of Education in Nepal to reconstruct collapsed schools. As the result of “Mother’s School” Project, two schools were rebuilt.
General Pastor Kim Joo-cheol visited Nepal in November, 2016, and participated in the completion and donation ceremony of Shree Bhawani Lower Secondary School in Kavre. We donated clean school supplies such as desks, chairs, and blackboards for new classrooms, and supported the dreams of Nepali students.
MOU to rebuild schools damaged by earthquakes with
“You’re trying to help Nepalese children with passion and efforts. I’m truly grateful. Today, on behalf of the Nepalese Government and the Ministry of Education, I sign an MOU to build schools. The Government of Nepal gives thanks to you sincerely.”
MOU to protect the environment with
“You’ve made a good proposal to become one under the slogan, ‘Green Kathmandu.’ You will inspire students in Kathmandu, who are the future of Nepal, to work on volunteer services for the better future.”
IA to protect the environment with
“We will be able to do good things in the future when we work on how to solve environmental problems of Nepal together by using the knowledge of both Korea and Nepal. I would like to thank college students from Korea.”