Knowledge is power!

OECD Observer

Korea’s economic transformation has been one of the most remarkable of the past century. From the ashes of a terrible war, in a short period of time it rose to become an industrial power, joining the OECD in 1996. Korea has now set itself the ambition of becoming a knowledge-based economy.

And the World Knowledge Forum, launched by Korea’s Maeil business newspaper, plays an important role to this end by connecting people, bridging cultures, building communities, and sharing world-class knowledge and wisdom.

At this year’s forum, on 14-17 October, OECD Secretary-General Donald J. Johnston delivered a keynote address on the importance of trust in the context of international relations, while Korean President Roh Moo-hyun in his keynote address unveiled a three-year plan for market reform. The Maeil is also a knowledge partner of the OECD’s own public Forum, the next one to be held in May 2004.

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©OECD Observer No 240/241, December 2003 

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