Korean government forms committee to promote volunteering
06 December 2006
Seoul, Korea: The government of South Korea formed a committee on volunteer promotion to address the issue of social inclusion.
The Committee of Volunteer Promotion (CVP) consists of ministers from different government agencies and 17 representatives of civil society organizations.
As specified in the basic law of volunteering that took effect in February 2006, the Prime Minister will take the chairmanship with membership shared by related ministries, such as the Ministry Of Government Administration and Home Affairs (MOGAHA) and health and welfare (MOHW) and civic leaders such as the president of Korea Association of Volunteer Centers (KAVC), the chair-man of the Korea Council of Volunteering (KCV), the president of Korea Labor Union, the vice president of Korea Red Cross, and the standing vice-president of Federation of Korean Industry (FKI).
As part of its five-year plan, the committee set a goal to spur the growth of volunteers 10 per cent, from current 20 per cent, in five years.
IVD awards and declaring ‘Noblesse Oblige’
coinciding with the ceremony is the induciton of the “Noblesse Oblige Volunteer corps,” consisting of celebrities volunteers and leaders of the public, civil, and businesses sectors. This initiative was initiated by KCV last year and has gradually evolved through affiliated local teams and programmes.