Young-Woo Park Joins UNEP as Regional Director, Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific
Bangkok, 6 October 2008 - Young-Woo Park from South Korea joined UNEP as the Regional Director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Regional Office for Asia 6 October 2008.
Dr. Park brings with him his long and vast experience working in environmental management and cooperation in the international and regional arena with governments and the private sector.
Prior to joining UNEP, Dr. Park was the President of the Business Institute of Sustainable Development of the Korean Chamber of Commerce and Industry where he actively promoted sustainable development concepts and practices to businesses in South Korea.
During his tenure as Director General of International Cooperation in the Ministry of Environment of Korea, Dr. Park played an active role in global environmental issues such as climate change and led the Korean delegation during bilateral and multilateral negotiations.
Dr. Park was also a member of a number of environmental committees related to environment including the Presidential Commission on Sustainable Development, the Green Citizens Committee of Seoul City and the Nuclear Power Evaluation Committee. In addition, he headed the Department of Cleaner Production Technology Development and Dissemination at the Korean National Cleaner Production Center and the Industrial Environment Department at Hyundai Institute of Eco-Management.
As the regional arm of UNEP, the Asia Pacific office works with governments, local authorities and industry to develop and put into place cleaner and safer policies and strategies that encourage the efficient use of natural resources and reduces risks for humans and the environment.
For further information, please contact:
Ms. Satwant Kaur, Regional Information Officer, UNEP Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, Tel: + (66 2) 2882127; Mobile: + (66 8) 9086000E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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UNEP REGIONAL OFFICE FOR ASIA AND THE PACIFIC
The Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific provides leadership and encourages partnership in caring for the environment by inspiring, informing, and enabling nations and peoples in Asia and the Pacific to improve their quality of life without compromising that of future generations. It works with governments, local authorities as well as industry to develop and implement cleaner and safer policies and strategies that encourages efficient use of natural resources and reduces risks for humans and the environment.