Ministry health

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs organizes a forum on emerging security threats

SEOUL, June 22 (Yonhap) — The second and final day of a conference, hosted by South Korea’s Foreign Ministry, will begin on Wednesday afternoon to explore ways to strengthen international cooperation in the face of environmental challenges and public health.

The 2nd Global Forum on Emerging Security kicked off on Tuesday for a two-day race in a hybrid format under the theme “Past, Present and Future of Emerging Security Threats – A Way Forward for Trust-Based International Cooperation”, bringing together government officials, international representatives of organizations and experts in various fields.

It consists of four sessions – cybersecurity, peace environment, health security and emerging technologies and security.

In his opening speech, Foreign Minister Park Jin called for concerted global efforts to address multiple challenges ranging from climate change, terrorism, new technologies to pandemics.

During Wednesday’s session, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general of the World Health Organization, is due to deliver a pre-recorded speech on health security, and Peck Kyong-ran, commissioner of the Korea Control and Prevention Agency diseases, is expected to participate in roundtables with global health experts, according to the ministry.