At 2:30 p.m. on the 26th, Daejeon City signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) between Daejeon City and Daejeon Foreign School to successfully host the 2022 Daejeon United Cities and Local Government General Assembly (UCLG General Assembly).
The signing ceremony was attended by Yoo Deuk-won, head of the planning and coordination office, Michael Moimoi, general principal of Daejeon Foreign School, and officials.
The main contents of the agreement include appointing honorary ambassadors for the 2022 UCLG General Assembly, cooperating in operation, promoting their SNS, distributing promotional leaflets, teaching papers, monthly news, school bulletin boards, and providing opportunities to attend special sessions and attending school club performances.
Through this agreement, Daejeon City and Daejeon Foreign School promised to unite and actively utilize Daejeon Foreign School's excellent human resources and promote exchanges and cooperation between the two institutions to establish organic cooperation.
Michael Moimoi, the principal of Daejeon Foreign School, said, "We will actively cooperate if there is anything our students can participate in regarding the promotion of the General Assembly and attend the event.“
Yoo Deuk-won, head of the planning and coordination office in Daejeon, said, "We expect this cooperation with Daejeon Foreign School to provide students with opportunities to participate and learn and to enhance the promotional effect of UCLG.“
The United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) is the world's largest inter-local governmental organization recognized by the United Nations, comprising 240,000 local governments and 175 local government councils in 140 of its 193 member states.
The World Congress is held every three years and is the largest event between local governments and international organizations where heads of local governments from each country gather together.
Daejeon City was selected as the 7th venue at the UCLG General Assembly in Durban, South Africa in November 2019, and was approved as an international event supported by the government in July last year.