Save the World Global Forum 2018 was held on October 31 at Songdo Convensia, Incheon. The Save the World Global Forum hosted by the Intl. WeLoveU Foundation was attended by around 500 people which included H.E. Adele Mohammad Adaileh the Jordanian Ambassador to Korea, foreign diplomats from the embassies of Iraq, Vietnam, Laos, and Bangladesh, international organizations and international NGO officials, and persons in the fields of politics, finance, education, law, and medicine from various countries.
Save the World Global Forum: an opportunity to discuss emergency relief
Save the World Global Forum is an event to strive to find practical ways to help neighbors throughout the world suffering from war, disaster, and climate change. This year, in-depth discussions were made on the topic of emergency relief to refugees. Furthermore, the participants sought for emergency relief specific action plans and the role of NGOs, as well as seeking to build sustainable partnerships among international organizations, governments, and civil society organizations.
Chairwoman Zahng Gil-jah announced the purpose of holding the Save the World Global Forum through her opening remarks: “In order to solve the problems which have emerged as international issues such as climate change, disputes, poverty, disease, preservation of biodiversity, etc. all regions, countries, and everyone in the global village must take action together, starting with one person. Therefore, we have prepared this forum to take complete interest in and fully carry out the common sustainable goals [SDG’s] of the United Nations and the international community.”
Need for cooperation to “Save the World”
The speakers at the Save the World Global Forum 2018 were Kim Ock-hyeon, Vice-President of Korea Committee of International Union for Conservation of Nature [IUCN]; Paul Wilcox, Russia-Mongolia Country Director, Northeast Asia Policy Division Headquarters, United States Pacific Command; Ahmed Mushrif Abdul-hameed, President of the United Iraqi Medical Society [UIMS]; Ayman Riyadh Al Mufleh, Secretary General of Jordan Hashemite Charity Organization [JHCO]; and Kim Joo-cheol, Vice-Chairman of the Intl. WeLoveU Foundation.
They pointed out the fact that natural and man-made disasters such as floods, droughts, typhoons, volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, etc. are increasing all over the world. Accordingly, they emphasized the necessity to establish partnerships and a network among each country’s government and NGOs in order to help neighbors of the global village and refugees, along with the increasing importance of emergency relief. Participants nodded their heads while listening to the presentations and pondered emergency relief plans that can be put into action immediately in the event of a surge in disasters.
MOUs with JHCO and UIMS
On this day, the WeLoveU signed a Memorandum of Understanding [MOU] with the Jordan Hashemite Charity Organization [JHCO] and the United Iraqi Medical Society [UIMS]. The three organizations pledged to cooperate and establish a network for humanitarian aid. H.E. Adel Mohammad Adaileh, Jordanian Ambassador, said the significance of the event was as follows:
Emergency relief is no longer limited to individuals or countries, but requires careful attention and partnership from the international community. In that sense, WeLoveU’s Save the World Global Forum not only recognizes the importance of global partnerships for emergency relief, but also contributes to solving global issues on the basis of cooperation.
The WeLoveU Foundation has been providing quick and practical help to the neighbors in the global village with diverse humanitarian relief efforts. Through the Save the World Global Forum, the WeLoveU Foundation will expand the scope of cooperation for emergency relief, and will carry out more active relief efforts to those suffering from disasters.