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International Forum Commemorating the First International Day of Clean Air for Blue Skies Held in Seoul, Korea on Sep. 72020-09-09

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Last year, the resolution to designate September 7 as the International Day of Clean Air for Blue Skies was adopted in the 74th UN General Assembly. To mark the day, the international forum was held both online and offline in Korea's capital city, Seoul, on September 7 under the joint auspices of Chungcheongnam-do Province, a NEAR member, and Korea’s National Council on Climate and Air Quality.


Hosted by Chungcheongnam-do Province, this forum was designed to establish a platform wherein regional governments in Northeast Asia can share their policies and best practices. Eight regions from four countries, China, Japan, Mongolia, and Russia, as well as 14 regions from South Korea, participated in the video meetings among NEAR members.


In the forum held under the topic, “Clean Air and Climate Change Partnership for All,” the Chairman of Presidential National Council on Climate and Air Quality Ki-moon Ban delivered an opening speech, and Minister of Foreign Affairs Kyung-wha Kang gave welcoming remarks. There, Executive Director of the UN Environment Programme Inger Anderson reported on the proceedings in her video message, Governor of Chungcheongnam-do Seung-jo Yang gave a speech, and Governor of Shandong Province Li Ganjie and Governor of Nara Prefecture Arai Shogo delivered speeches via video message and real time video, respectively.


Meanwhile, along with Chairman Ban and Governor Yang, NEAR Secretary General Ok-chae Kim read the code of practice on the declaration aimed at strengthening cooperation and facilitating actions at a local governmental level in Northeast Asia.