The Korea NGO Council for Overseas Development Cooperation (KCOC), a Korean NGOs network for international development cooperation, was established in 1999, and is a coalition of 140 NGOs engaged in international development cooperation and humanitarian assistance.
Currently, KCOC member organizations have about 10,000 full-time employees and implement projects worth about KRW 700 billion across in 96 countries. KCOC has served as the secretariat of the Civil Society Forum at the G20 Seoul and the Fourth High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness in Busan, and is also a private member of the Korean government's Committee for International Development Cooperation (CIDC) and the Operational Council at the Global Disease Eradication Fund. It also holds the Special Consultative Status of the UN Economic and Social Council (UN ECOSOC).
International development cooperation and humanitarian support of Civil Society are carried out through close cooperation with local communities and local civil society in developing countries, which complement the international development cooperation of the Korea government.
KCOC is working together with member organizations and domestic and international networks to inform the changes and achievements that these local-based and sector-specialized NGOs make in the field and expand international development cooperation through civil society. In addition, we are striving to share information and establish cooperative relationships among member organizations, strengthen the capacity of organizations and activists, and enable international development cooperation through citizen participation so that international development cooperation projects can be effectively implemented. KCOC believes that the achievement of SDGs will be one step closer when these joint efforts are made.
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