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Anti-Corruption & Civil Rights Commission
The Anti-Corruption & Civil Rights Commission (ACRC) performs the following 4 functions: - Address civil complaints which cause inconvenience or burden to citizens - Build a clean society by preventing and deterring corruption in the public sector - Protect people´s rights from illegal and unfair administrative practices through the administrative appeals system - Make recommendations of improvement on unreasonable laws or system which may lead to civil complaints or corruption-prone environment
Board of Audit and Inspection
BAI examines the final accounts of revenues and expenditures of the State and reports the results of such examinations to the President and the National Assembly.
Busan Metropolitan City
Busan, a bustling city of approximately 3.5 million residents, is located on the southeastern tip of the Korean peninsula. The size of Busan is 770.07km² which is only 0.8% of the whole landmass of the Korean Peninsula. The natural environment of Busan is a harmonious relationship of mountains, rivers and sea. Its geography includes a coastline featuring superb beaches and scenic cliffs, mountains which provide excellent hiking and extraordinary views with hot springs scattered throughout the city. Busan enjoys four distinct seasons and a temperate climate that never gets too hot or too cold.
Cheong Wa Dae
Cheong Wa Dae is where the President of the Republic of Korea lives and works. The compound is home to administrative offices for the President, Secretariat and other staff as well as the official residence of the President and First Lady. Cabinet meetings, receptions for state guests, critical decision-making for the country, and diplomatic events all take place here. As such, the name “Cheong Wa Dae” not only denotes a specific location but also stands for the highest authority of the Republic of Korea.
Chungcheongbuk-do (North Chungcheong Province)
Constitutional Court of Korea
Consumer Injury Surveillance System
Cultural Heritage Administration
CHA manages important cultural properties, which were designated as State or City/Province-designated Cultural Heritage. The State-designated Cultural Heritage such as National Treasures and Treasures is directly managed by CHA, and in the case of City/Province-designated Cultural Heritage, CHA supports local governments for their management. CHA also registers particular cultural properties that require special attention for conservation as Registered Cultural Heritage.
Daegu Metropolitan City
Daegu City, located on a fertile stretch of land next to Geumhogang River and Sincheon Stream, is a city that was established long ago under ideal natural living conditions and has maintained its unique local culture ever since. Archeological relics from the Old Stone Age and New Stone Age have been unearthed in Wolseong-dong and Seobyeon-dong in Daegu, confirming that human beings have lived in the area since approximately 20,000 years ago, ever since the Old Stone Age.
Daejeon Metropolitan City
Fair Trade Commission
The KFTC formulates and administers competition policies, and deliberates, decides, and handles antitrust cases. The KFTC performs OUR roles and duties independently without any intervention from an outside organization.
Fin Pol (Financial Services Commission English Blog)
The Financial Services Commission has been established for the purpose of protecting the integration of Korea’s financial markets by promoting sound credit system and fair business practices. To this end, the FSC serves as a consolidated policy making body for all matters pertaining to supervision of the financial industry as a whole. To raise the efficiency, the posts of the FSC Chairman and the FSS Governor were separated on March 2008 for clear distinction between policy making and execution of financial market supervision.
Financial Services Commission
The Financial Services Commission is a government agency with the statutory authority over financial policy and regulatory supervision. The FSC’s functional responsibilities are shared among the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) and subordinate bureaus.
Financial Supervisory Service (FSS)
The Financial Supervisory Service (FSS) was established on January 2, 1999, as Korea’s fully integrated supervisory authority under the Act on the Establishment of Financial Supervisory Organizations (the “Establishment Act”) that the National Assembly approved on December 29, 1997. The Establishment Act created the FSS as a specially legislated quasi-government supervisory authority and charged it with financial supervision across the entire financial sector.
Gangwon-do (Provine)
Gwangju Metropolitan City
Gwangju is Home of the Arts. Famous artists from this city include: IM Bang-ul, master of Pansori and national singer; Uijae HUH Baek-ryun, master of oriental paintings; JUNG Yul-seong, a modern composer in China; and poet PARK Yong-chul . Inheriting this rich tradition and hosting world-class modern arts and design festivals like Gwangju Biennale and Gwangju Design Biennale, the city is now being reborn as the capital of Korean culture as well as the center of Asian culture. Asia Culture Center was established in November 2015, the longest national project (2003-2023) to promote Gwangju as the center of Asian culture is underway, and Gwangju Design Biennale was held in 2017. Also, the city hosted the 2015 Summer University Games in a low-cost, highly efficient manner while overcoming the MERS outbreak, successfully making the event a cultural festival for world youth. Based on this experience, Gwangju is now preparing for yet another international sports event: the 2019 World Aquatics Championships.
Gyeongsangnam-do (South Gyeongsang Province)
Incheon Metropolitan City
Incheon emerged as an administrative district known as 'Marsoholhyeon' during the reign of King Jangsu of Goguryeo (475 AD). After Silla united the three kingdoms, the district was renamed as 'Soseonghyeon' using Chinese characters during the reign of King Gyeongdeok of Silla. During the reign of King Sukjong of Goryeo (1095~1105 AD), the district was renamed and elevatedas'Gyeongwongun' because it was the birthplace of the King's mother.
Jeju Special Self-Governing Province
Jeollanam-do (South Jeolla Province)
Korea Coast Guard
As the sea which is always headed towards the lowest part of the world, we listen to the voices of all Korean people with modesty and humility, and try our utmost effort to develop the Korea Coast Guard into a more reliable and trustworthy organization. We at the Korea Coast Guard will continue to commit ourselves to our basic responsibilities to protect the Korean sovereignty over its territorial waters and make them a safer place for the Korean people relishing their marine activities. We will keep our seas richer and cleaner resources for the future generation as well as our own generation. We hope you will continue to give us your support and active cooperation.
Korea Communications Commission
The Korea Communications Commission (KCC), founded pursuant to the 「Act on the Establishment and Operation of Korea Communications Commission, is responsible for regulating broadcasting and communications services, protecting their users, and dealing with other matters required for maintaining the independence of broadcasting services. Our mission is to contribute to promoting the freedom, public nature and public interest of broadcasting by actively responding to the convergence between broadcasting and communications sectors.
Korea Creative Content Agency
The Korea Creative Content Agency (KOCCA), a governmental agency that oversees and coordinates the promotion of the Korean content industry, was established in May 2009 by integrating five related organizations, including the Korean Broadcasting Institute, the Korea Culture & Content Agency, and the Korea Game Agency.
Korea Forest Service
The Korea Forest Service (KFS) has the overall responsibility for establishment and implementation of forest policies and laws. The KFS consists of 5 bureaus, 3 departments and 25 divisions It also has affiliate agencies like the Forest Aviation Headquarters, National Institute of Forest Science, the National Arboretum, and the National Recreation Forest Office. Each province and metropolitan city have their local forestry administrative organizations
Korea Immigration Office
Korea Immigration Service is taking a leading role to respond to this irreversible global phenomenon. We are investing great effort to create a society upholding diversity, where Korean nationals and friends from other countries respect each other’s backgrounds. We are also striving to attain social integration, which allows common Korean values to be respected and encourage all people to unleash their full potential.
Korea Institute for International Economic Policy
KIEP is responding to recent developments in the global economy, conducting a wide range of research projects that will offer significant implications for the government’s New Northern and New Southern policies, a new trade policy regime that aims to support inclusive growth, and international macro-financial initiatives in line with the unfolding 4th Industrial Revolution.
Korea Internet & Security Agency
Korea Internet & Security Agency will strengthen the competitiveness of Internet and information security industry by developing and spreading intelligent and convergence security technologies as the leading institution of the 4th industrial revolution, leading this trend of change in the times.
Korea Legal Aid Corporation
An organization dedicated to human rights advocacy and legal welfare, the Korea Legal Aid Corporation has the mission to provide legal assistance and representation to socially and economically disadvantaged people with no legal knowledge, help them get relief from injustice or unfairness, and achieve greater justice in society.
Korea Legislation Research Institute
The Korea Legislation Research Institute(“KLRI”) is the only government-funded research institute specializing in legislation in the Republic of Korea.